Modern plant analysis is used primarily as a source of information on plant nutrient status and, ultimately, as a tool to aid in nutrient management decisions. For nutrient management of crops, analytical data are used in various tests designed to:     

  • Diagnose existing nutrient problems
  • Predict nutrient problems likely to affect crop production between sampling and harvest
  • Monitor crop nutrient status for optimal crop production
  • There are also other, less common applications, such as crop-quality measurements, regional nutrient status evaluations, assessment of crops for animal and human nutrition, and environmental protection.

 

About AEATREC, Namalere

  • AEATREC
  • AEATREC Resaerch Projects
  • Key Achievements

What is AEATREC?

Agricultural Engineering and Appropriate Technology Research Centre (AEATREC) is one of the research units under the National
What does AEATREC do?
AEATREC carries out:
  • Generation, adaptation and dissemination of appropriate agricultural engineering technologies to meet farmer and market demands.
  • Training of farmers, agro-processors and other users
  • Training of and provision of back-up services to rural artisans, technicians and private fabricators
  • Advisory and consultancy services in agricultural and rural engineering
Strategy
Improving labour productivity,  ensuring timeliness in farm operations and expanding production and productivity for households and markets
Reducing losses in and improving the quality and market value of processed agricultural products
Contributing to sustainable availability
Location
AEATREC is located at Namalere in Wakiso district, 14km along the Kampala-Gulu road and 3km off the Kawanda Trading Centre
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Project 1: Development and promotion of technologies that improve farm labour productivity, reduce postharvest losses and add value to agricultural produce.
Specific expected outputs:
Prototypes of animal-drawn and single axle tractor implements of selected small and large grain seeded crops.
Primary processing technologies for agricultural produce (including grains and cereals, livestock, tubers and roots)
Project 2: Development and promotion of technology options for provision and management of water for agricultural production
Specific expected outputs:
Water harvesting technologies
Smallholder irrigation technologies
Aeration and compaction prototypes, water recirculation and use efficiency systems in fish ponds
Project 3: Development of technological options for exploitatin of renewable energy resources for farm operation.
Specific expected outputs:
Efficient biomass and biogas appliances
Low cost solar energy systems for household use and agricultural production
Wind pumps adapted to multiple use options (home water supply, fish pond water supply & aeration & community water supply).

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It has been accomplished the work.

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Vision

To be a centre of excellence generating and promoting appropriate agricultural technologies

Mission

To generate and promote agricultural technologies and improve productivity, value addition, income and food security

Services

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