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It is beyond high yield when selecting cassava varieties for planting. An experience from Bukedea and Kumi districts in Uganda


As a son of a farmer, I am always compounded and reminded of Bill Gates quotation “Innovations that are guided by smallholder farmers, adapted to local circumstances, and sustainable for the economy and environment will be necessary to ensure food security in the future”. Therefore, I strive to emulate on the farming practices of my fore fathers and at the same time improve on … Read More It is beyond high yield when selecting cassava varieties for planting. An experience from Bukedea and Kumi districts in Uganda

How a farmer group moved from seed multiplication to value addition: The case of cassava composite porridge


By Rebecca Mukebezi and Settumba Mukasa, College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, Makerere University Most farmers perceive cassava as a famine reserve crop that is mainly grown for food security during periods of prolonged drought. As such, they rarely add value to the crop which makes them incur huge losses especially when there is a bumper harvest, given that the fresh tubers have a … Read More How a farmer group moved from seed multiplication to value addition: The case of cassava composite porridge

Special Feature: RUFORUM Alumni, Dr. Sadik Kassim


Dr. Sadik Kassim is one of the pioneer graduates of RUFORUM’s Regional PhD in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology run at Makerere University. He is currently the Director of Research at Abi Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Abi ZARDI) one of Uganda’s Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARIs) under National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO). He serves as the Chief Executive of the institute providing professional, … Read More Special Feature: RUFORUM Alumni, Dr. Sadik Kassim

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