On-going CARP+ Projects

The on-going CARP+ Projects

Project Summary
Smallholder pineapple farmers face marketing, production, post-harvest challenges and also lack clean planting materials. Meanwhile, University of Cape Coast in Ghana has the capacity to generate knowledge and advanced technologies to make pineapple farming profitable. The overall goal of this project is to evolve an action research with students, scientists, lecturers, entrepreneurs and smallholder pineapple farmers to develop a sustainable commercial pineapple value chain to increase smallholder pineapple farmers’ yield, income and improve their livelihood. Read More   

Principal Investigator : Prof. Assogbadjo Achille Ephrem
Project Summary
The African Baobab is a strategic indigenous tree species of sub-Sahara Africa with high nutraceutical pulp and leaves which are used as a food ingredient, and dietary supplement in the world. With the growing local/global market around baobab products it becomes imperative to structure/upgrade its value chain (VC) which is remains disregarded in the national state agenda, despite its potential to generate income. This project aims to develop a sustainable and competitive baobab VC in Benin. The project is built around six work-packages and will facilitate university-TVET (Technical Vocational Education Training) institutions and community linkages to upgrade baobab products VC while contributing to improving farmers’ livelihoods and baobab conservation . Read More  

Principal Investigator: Dr. Kurobuza Elly Ndyomugyenyi
Project Summary
Pig production is suited to smallholder production pig rearing in comparison to other livestock due to many advantages such as faster growth rates; ability to be kept on a small piece of land; high rate of multiplication, etc. Despite the enormous advantages and opportunities pig rearing can offer to smallholder farmers in Uganda, production and productivity are constrained by unavailability of quality pig feeds; diseases and parasites; poor breeds/genotypes to mention a few. This project aims to address key constraints in pig production and marketing in northern Uganda by promoting sustainable breeding, management and marketing practices. Read More  



Principal Investigator: Prof. Anthony Kibe
Project Summary
In line with the global blueprint on Sustainable Development Goals that aim at zero poverty and no hunger, this project is aimed at improving incomes of smallholder farmers and potato value chain actors in Nakuru County, through inclusive action research by Egerton, Baraka, agribusinesses, regulator, and the Ministry of Agriculture. It seeks to strengthen approximately 6000 smallholder farmers in Nakuru County, Kenya, through the facilitation of potato value chain (PVC) platforms, as well as build research and skills capacity for students and support incubation of (2) business ideas along the PVCRead More


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