Agricultural Engineering and Appropriate Technology Research Centre (AEATREC) is one of the research units of the National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL), Kawanda, Uganda. AEATREC is the home for the Bio- systems and Agricultural Engineering Program. AEAETREC's mandate is to develop and promote bio-systems and agricultural engineering technologies that improve agricultural production efficiency. AEATREC’s research focuses on
4 areas namely:
Farm Power and Mechanization systems
Water harnessing and utilization
Agro-processing, storage & value addition
Renewable energy systems
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 productionSpecific expected outputs: Water harvesting technologiesSmallholder irrigation technologiesAeration and compaction prototypes, water recirculation and use efficiency systems in fish pondsProject 3: Development of technological options for exploitatin of renewable energy resources for farm operation.Specific expected outputs: Efficient biomass and biogas appliancesLow cost solar energy systems for household use and agricultural productionWind pumps adapted to multiple use options (home water supply, fish pond water supply & aeration & community water supply).
It has been accomplished the work.
To be a centre of excellence generating and promoting appropriate agricultural technologies
To generate and promote agricultural technologies and improve productivity, value addition, income and food security