Dr. Michael Ugen, the Project inspector the ASARECA and NARO's snap bean project speaking to the media about the project's successes at Wakiso, during a media field visit. The project's ojectives were to develop varieties, manage pests and diseases, understand and look for the markets, address pre and post harvest issues and develop capacity.
Dr. Ugen explains to the media how the cooling technology used by the local snap bean growers in Wakiso works. The technology was developed by ASARECA and NARO to help snap bean farmers store their produce before taking it to the market, in order to keep it fresh.
A snap bean farmer placing snap beans after harvest in the locally made cooling system. This is after sorting and grading them in the grading house that was constructed with funds from ASARECA.
Ms. Zimbe, a snap bean farmer in Wakiso demonstrates how the beans are placed in the cooling system.
Ms. Zimbe holding snap beans after a successful harvest. The farmers have been trained by NARO under the snap bean project funded by ASARECA on how to grow, harvest, and market their snap beans in order to reap big from them. The project was implemented through six institutions in four of the ASARECA member countries, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.