New study of Uganda soils begins
Experts have commenced a new study of Uganda soils to develop a National Soil Atlas to map areas where various agricultural activities can be favorably carried out in order to promote sustainable agriculture.
The study is being carried out under the Vital Signs project, a scientific, tested monitoring system that provides integrated data and tools.
Government to promote cassava as an alternative to wheat and barley
The hope is that a shift to cassava will increase the market for the locally grown cassava and also reduce import costs on the part of the manufacturer.
This was revealed by the director Crop Resources at the ministry of agriculture animal industry and fisheries (MAAIF) Opolot Okasaai in a recent meeting on the Cassava Two (CAVAII) at Silver Springs hotel in Kampala.
Africa Innovations Institute Profile - January 2014
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Vital Signs - Uganda Atlas
Annual Report, 2013
The Annual Report gives a synopsis of the activities, achievements and challenges of the Institute for the year 2013. It is, in a way, an accountability to our investors and other stakeholders for the resources and support they provided to AfrII for implementing its activities.
Prof. George Nape Pioneer fighter against the cassava mosaic
In 1988, Professor George Nape got a directive from the agriculture ministry to research about a strange disease that had devastated cassava plantations in most parts of Buganda, including Luweero.