Tag: Uganda

Announcement: Masters Research fellowship available from IITA


The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) with several national and international partners are implementing a development into research project, “N2Africa- Putting Nitrogen to work for smallholder farmers in Africa” in eleven African countries including Uganda. The project seeks to build sustainable partnerships and expertise in nitrogen fixation to improve soil fertility, increase productivity, food security, nutrition and income through improved grain legumes for … Read More Announcement: Masters Research fellowship available from IITA

Improving the yield of sweet potato crops in East Africa


Uganda is one of the leading producers of Sweet potato in Africa. But research into this staple crop has been neglected with farmers recycling diseased and poor yielding varieties. Bionnovate has been working to improve the yield of sweet potato crops in East Africa. Dr. Settumba Mukasa is the Bioinnovate project scientist at Makerere University and also a Principal Investigator on the RUFORUM Community … Read More Improving the yield of sweet potato crops in East Africa

Current trends, challenges, lessons and key enablers for using ICTs in Agriculture for Uganda


BY HAUMBA Eric Nelson, MSC LIS Candidate, Makerere University, Uganda While riding on a rural road in eastern Uganda, I found a lady selling mangoes and oranges along the road. I stopped to buy from her thinking that prices would be lower than in the city. To my shock, she quoted a price in the same range as that of my urban market. It was later … Read More Current trends, challenges, lessons and key enablers for using ICTs in Agriculture for Uganda

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