NutriFish Project Launched

NutriFish Launch

The Harnessing dietary nutrients of under-utilised fish and fish-based products in Uganda (NutriFish) project was launched on the 27th of June 2019 by Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (Principal – College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) who represented Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Vice Chancellor of Makerere University.NutriFish is a three-year CAD2.7million (UGX7.6bn) project and will be implemented by a collaborative consortium of researchers led by Makerere University (Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences (ZEFs), College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) in partnership with the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) of the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO); NUTREAL Uganda Limited; and McGill University, Canada. The project is co-funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada, and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Centre (ACIAR), under the Cultivate Africa’s Future Fund Phase 2 (CultiAF2). The Principal Investigator of NutriFish is Dr. Jackson Efitre, Senior Lecturer at ZEFs.NutriFish aims to address the nutritional needs of the Ugandan population particularly the vulnerable groups who need high-quality nutritious diets but cannot afford expensive nutrient-rich foods. For more on the project visit: http://bit.ly/2Yb6bnJ   or contact:Dr. Jackson Efitre – Principal InvestigatorSenior LecturerDepartment of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries SciencesE-mail: jefitre@cns.mak.ac.ug;jefitre@gmail.comPhone: +256(0)773413144; Twitter: @MakCoNAS