Working Together To Find Sustainable And Innovative Solution For Typha Threat

The NAERLS team has been actively working on the development of simple prototypes to facilitate Typha and harvesting and a family size digester to initiate biogas production studies using technology and materials locally available. Additionally, the NAERLS team has made significant progress in the mapping and quantification of the most problematic areas currently invaded by Typha.

The FUGA team has been pro-actively involved in all activities related to the use of Typha for feed. Development of mini silos for testing with small quantities and facilitate training with farmers, according to instructions received from Prof. Kohn.

Ph.D. student, Nura Alhaje Sale has begun working and training in Prof Kohn’s laboratory. In this period, UMD was to coordinate sampling in Nigeria and laboratory analysis in the US. UMD also consults with Nigerian partners on development of silage and biogas procedures and feeding in Nigeria.

The CEIGRAM team has begun designing the questionnaires for the surveys to determine acceptability and impact of the project. MSc Student Ahmad Rufai Musa from FUGA begun working in CEIGRAM office. Mapping and quantification complementary activities to send congress. Lastly, complementary activity on nutritive value of Typha grass for ruminates.