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Kyambogo University (KYU) was established with the main aim of promoting and advancing knowledge and development of skills in Science, Technology, and Education, and such other fields having regard for quality, equity, progress, and transformation of society.
1. BIOCONTROL STRATEGIES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF BANANA XANTHOMONAS WILT IN UGANDA.
Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) outbreaks are increasingly threatening banana production in Uganda.
Devastating effects on food security since the banana is a staple food crop that provides up to 25% of daily caloric intake (http://www.fao.org).
Disease caused by the bacteria, Xanthomonas campestris PV. musacearum (Xcm)
Current farming practices are ineffective at alleviating the problem. Some promote antibiotic resistance and environmental contamination (chemical pesticides).
Undocumented indigenous practices i.e use of urine and ash commonly used by local farmers may have therapeutic benefits on the banana weevil, which also causes banana wilt, and NOT the bacteria, Xcm. These claims will be backed up with science later on in the project.
Urgent need for alternative and eco-friendly methods that promote the use of biocontrol or natural pesticides (bacteriophages and plant extract-based pesticides) to control BXW.
2. THE SMART HYBRID FARM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
The project is aimed at designing a smart hybrid farm system that can enable a farmer to monitor, add value, and control farm productivity at a distance. Using IoT, cloud computing as well as GSM, to evaluate the performance of the farm through the monitoring of seven aspects: weather patterns, moisture content, soil nutrient levels, pest and disease control, stock flows, production flow, and management and combining the above aspects into a hybrid system that supports both farm and market aspects analysis and management.
The outcome will contribute to the long-term impact of the reduction of food shortage in the country. Hence improvement of livelihoods and economic development among the people of Uganda. Improvement of food production is part of the national agenda on Vision 2040 of Uganda, particularly the aspect of poverty alleviation and food security. This also addresses the goals of no poverty, zero hunger and industry innovation and infrastructure, quality education, decent work, and economic growth, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, partnerships to achieve the goal and peace and justice strong instructions of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform the world. The technology involved in this project is geared towards the 4IR.
3. E-WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
E-waste is now the fastest growing waste stream globally and Uganda has not been spared. This required special attention to be given to the sector and for interventions to be adopted to mitigate the adverse effects of e-waste to human health and the environment and collecting the e-waste from the public would require monetary incentives.
The proposed system uses the Internet of Things (IoT) for monitoring e-waste object detection, e-waste count, bin percentage level, and payment respectively. A mobile money application programming interface (API) is embedded to affect the payments. The application enables users to log in, create accounts, assess the amount and type of e-waste in the bin, and also enables them to access the bidding platform.
4. THE HANDS-FREE DOOR OPENING SYSTEM – “TOGIKWATAKO TOOL”
During this Covid19 pandemic situation, it is very important to avoid touching high-contact places such as door handles, elevator buttons, and payment terminals among so many others with your bare hands.
Door handles are among the most germ-infested objects in houses, hospitals, offices, banks, factories, and schools because a large number of people use them daily.
Whereas there has been an emphasis on using sanitizers and washing hands, individuals are still falling victim to touching these high contact surfaces and therefore accidentally touching their faces and putting them at risk of infection by coronavirus.
As engineering students of Kyambogo University, we came up with the idea of the Hands-Free Opening Door System that can help to handle high-contact surfaces while minimizing exposure to germs and viruses.
The Hands-Free opening door system can be designed in various ways to suit the need of the community where installed. These include Foot-operated doors in which individuals can close or open doors using the foot Elbow operated door opening system, hook design system and so many other designs that can help to avoid touching the high contact surfaces with bare hands.
5. Recycling Yarn, Fabric & Plastics as a Path to Skilling Ugandans towards Social Economic Empowerment.
With so many fashion trends coming up in every season, it means that garment making industries are busier than ever before. This level of activity churns out a lot of offcuts that need to be appropriately managed so that they are not a menace to the environment.
Reduction of the waste remains challenge in the fashion and clothing industry with the resulting refuse that mostly constitute the offcuts and yarns often discarded to the landfills or merely thrown away. Given that materials used in most of today’s fabrics are synthetic in nature, they hardly decompose resulting in lasting ecological challenges. In addition, these materials cost the clothing companies extra to dispose of heaping more financial pressure on their overheads.
6. The Dynamic Hospital Management System (DHMS-System)
The Dynamic Hospital Management System (DHMS-System) is an online software which is designed to manage different aspects of a National or Regional Referral Hospital such as medical, finance, administrative and the corresponding processing of services. The outcome will contribute to long term impact of reduction of poor health in the country. Hence improvement of livelihoods and economic development among the people of Uganda. Improvement of health is part of the national agenda on Vision 2040 of Uganda. This also addresses the goals of no good health and wellbeing, industry innovation and infrastructure, quality education, decent work and economic growth, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, partnerships to achieve the goal and peace and justice strong instructions of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform the world. The technology involved in this project is geared towards the 4IR.
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Kyamm=bogo has exhibited well
Best university with hands on
Control of banana bacterial wilt using other biological means other than chemical methods is the best as it safeguards the environment and reduce chemical residual effects in banana. All the best
Am excited to witness climate and environment free projects. I wish other Institutions and organizations cope up and help in embracing environmental control measures. All these projects contribute to achieving some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Well done Kyambogo!
Well done but slow response to covid-19 has affected the university