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Uganda National Bureau of Standards – Annual Report 2014/2015

September 1 2016 by Inkoa
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The document compiles the activities developed by UNBS during the financial year 2014/2015. Specifically, the following achievements were registered:

  • 466 Uganda Standards were developed and approved by the National Standards Council.
  • 542 product certification permits comprising both the Q-Mark and S-Mark were issued to over 320 companies enabling them to access national and regional markets.
  • 76.618 consignments of imports were inspected in country of export under the PVOC programme that entered its second year of operation with increased inspections.
  • Overall performance of UNBS was 96% of physical targets despite challenges in laboratory equipment breakdown and delayed procurements to restore the equipment.
  • H.E. the President commissioned the Standards House on 14th October 2014 after completion of Phase 1B of the construction of UNBS offices at Bweyogerere.
  • The Non Tax Revenue collection performed very well and registered a remarkable improvement of 128% over the target.

Year: 2015
Document relevant to the topics: Research and Innovation
Document relevant to the regions and countries: Uganda
Type of document: General , Regulation and Standards
Gender-differentiated trait preferences for sweetpotato varieties in Tanzania
January 11 2022 by INKOA

This report is an update of information on gender-differentiated producer and consumer preferred characteristics of sweet potato conducted at the Lake Zone of Tanzania.

Potato-legume intercropping enhances climate resilience and adaptive capacity of smallholder farmers
February 13 2021 by INKOA

In this research brief, two potential roles of potato-legume intercropping are reported: (i) improved control of soil erosion to make potato production more sustainable in the highlands; and (ii) optimizing soil temperatures, soil water contents and soil nutrient balance thus enabling potato production in the drier midland agro-food systems. The results are derived from six separate studies conducted between the 2014 wet season and 2018 dry season in Kenya.

Individual ambient ware potato storage excels in Uganda
December 28 2020 by INKOA

Improved individual ambient storage units allow proper ware potato storage, are easy to maintain and help smallholder farmers fetch higher prices; more education and suitable financial products are needed that entice farmers to invest in these units to enable greater profitability.

Analysis of consumers’ point of view regarding sustainability issues in Kenya
October 25 2019 by INKOA

The analysis of consumers’ point of view regarding sustainability issues in Kenya is a document delivered in the context of the  Horti-Green project  (Inclusive Green Horticultural Processing Sector in Kenya).

The Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations, Kenya 2019
June 29 2019 by INKOA

The long awaited Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations, 2019 were finally officially launched by the cabinet secretary, ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation, Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri, during the Annual National Potato Conference in KARLO, Loresho organized by National Potato Council of Kenya. The Regulations will address the prevailing challenges in the Potato Sector which include: Use of extended bags – henceforth, the maximum weight per unit package shall be 50kgs, Quality assurance and marketing and Licensing of actors in the Potato value chain. Check below or download a copy of the regulation here.

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