RECIRCULATE Knowledge Exchange Workshop

Field demonstration

With increasing dry-spells and irregular rainfall patterns, as a result of climate change, coupled with rapid increase in bio-waste generation, there is the need for finding more innovative, efficient and conservative farming methods and technologies to properly manage water and nutrient resources while protecting the environment. As part of research under RECIRCULATE WP3, CSIR Water […]

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2020 Annual Meeting goes virtual

Photo montage 2020 virtual meeting

The RECIRCULATE 2020 Annual meeting, originally scheduled to be hosted by the University of Benin, Nigeria, was conducted as a series of online events due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Each of the RECIRCULATE research workpackage teams and the project administrative team produced recorded updates detailing activity in the last 12 months. The ACTUATE project also […]

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ACTUATE website launched

Contaminated watercourse

ACTUATE has launched its website. ACTUATE works closely with schools, universities, research institutes, NGOs and SMEs to show how a circular economy positively impacts on human health and the environment. The new website showcases the development of the project’s anaerobic digestion demonstration systems in Accra, Ghana and Benin City, Nigeria. Led by Lancaster University and […]

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Research study begins on effect of novel irrigation techniques & nutrient source on tomatoes

Irrigating tomatoes in Ghana

The RECIRCULATE team is pleased to welcome Bright Mayinl Laboan to the project. Bright will be leading research at the CSIR Water Research Institute, Accra, Ghana aiming to investigate the opportunities to manage water and nutrients in crop production through different irrigation approaches (Fixed furrow Partial Root Zone Drying (PRD) and Convectional Furrow Irrigation (CFI)) […]

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Research study begins on the commercial potential of irrigation scheduling in Ghana

The RECIRCULATE team is pleased to welcome Gilbert Osei to the project. Gilbert’s research at the CSIR Institute for Industrial Research will explore the commercial potential of irrigation scheduling in Ghana. The project comprises of social research and an experimental field trial. The social research will be conducted to determine the commercial potential of demand […]

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Research study begins on effect of novel irrigation techniques on greenhouse gas emissions

Rice field trails

The RECIRCULATE team is pleased to welcome Dr Abdul-Rauf Malimanga Alhassan to the project. Abdul-Rauf will be leading the implementation of experiments assessing the effects of microbial dynamics in Ghanaian rice cultivars on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This experiment will take place at the CSIR Crops Research Institute in Kumasi, Ghana and is under WP3: […]

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation capacity building workshop starts in Nairobi

Nairobi E&I workshop group photo

Over 60 delegates from 10 African countries (Kenya, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Niger and Uganda) and the UK assembled in Nairobi, Kenya for the third edition of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation (RECIRCULATE Workpackage 1) capacity building training event. Dr Nicholas Ozor, Executive Director, African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS), welcomed visitors to […]

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2020 RECIRCULATE Knowledge Exchange & Engagement Workshop ends

The third edition of the RECIRCULATE Knowledge Exchange & Engagement Workshop came to a close today. The final day featured a panel session on tips for successful grant writing with contributions from Professor Edward Lungu (Dean of Science at Botswana International University of Science and Technology), Dr Cynthia Forson (Deputy Provost, Lancaster University Ghana), Martin […]

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First 2020 RECIRCULATE Capacity Building Workshop begins in Botswana

Workshop delegates working in groups

The first of two RECIRCULATE Capacity Building Workshops to be held in 2020 began today in Gaborone, Botswana. RECIRCULATE Project Manager, Dr Paul McKenna, opened proceedings by welcoming delegates from eight African nations (Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique and Uganda) on the first morning of the four day workshop. He commended the participants […]

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Advisory Board meets in Abuja, Nigeria

The third meeting of the RECIRCULATE Advisory Board took place over two days (15-16 January 2020) in Abuja, Nigeria. The meeting was chaired by Dr Ahmed Hamdy, the Executive Director of the African Union, Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (AU/STRC). The other Board members in attendance were Prof. Jimmy Adegoke from University of Missouri Kansas […]

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