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News Date : 18 August, 2022

BUAN National Science week Awards

Congratulations to our PhD students who presented their amazing research project during BUAN National Science week ending 17th August! The awardees were as follows:

Best Oral presentation 1st position award- Mr Monosi A. Bolowe

Presentation Title: Farm Phenotypic Characterization and Development of Body Weight Predictions Equations of Indigenous Tswana Sheep in Southern Botswana

Research Interest: Conservation, breeding, improvement and sustainable utilization of indigenous animal genetic resources in Botswana, particularly sheep amidst climate change scenarios as aggravated by global warming.

Best Poster presentation 1st position award- Ms Chandapiwa Moses

Poster Title: Malted Sorghum to replace maize in Broiler Diets

Research Interest: Exploring locally available alternative energy and protein sources to use in poultry diets so as to reduce input feed costs during processing as well as minimize competition of using maize grains for human consumption and livestock feed processing.

Best Oral presentation 2nd position award- Mr Nkosilathi Bernard

Presentation Title Optimizing Biological Nitrogen Fixation, A Step to Improving Soil Fertility

Research Interest: Improving crop production through sustainable soil fertility solutions is close to his heart. As such he has a strong interest in exploring and optimizing biological nitrogen fixation by identifying elite native rhizobial strains for use in the production of inoculants for cowpea.

Best Oral presentation 3rd position award- Mr Setlhoka Modiri

Presentation Title: Development of Bio-composite Meat Active Package

Research Interest Food Science and Technology Researcher with interests in Postharvest, Symbiotic, Food Nanotechnology and Food additives. The research aims to understand food security challenges and propose viable solutions.

Cheers to producing innovative graduates and technological solutions, for sustainable development in agriculture and natural resources!