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June 25th, 2018 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow Lominda Afedraru writes:

It is important to note that farmers growing crops that produce oil mainly referred to as vegetable cooking oil are contributing a great deal in terms of provision of pure cooking oil. The crops include soybean, simsim, groundnuts, and sunflower among others.

Usually people, who use the vegetable oil for cooking on large scale, end up recycling the same which is hazardous to human health.

As such scientists at the National Crop Resources Research Institute and their colleagues at the National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NaRL) at Kawanda are carrying out innovations by processing the used vegetable oil for creating biodiesel, glycerin liquid cosmetic oil and environmentally friendly carriage bags. Read more