Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) has again released two new soybean varieties making a total of six commercial varieties recommended for production by farmers in Uganda. The two new varieties are Maksoy 4N and Maksoy 5N developed through conventional plant breeding. Previously the University had released Namsoy 4N and Maksoy 1N (2004), Maksoy 2N (2008), Maksoy 3N (2010).
Makerere Breeds 20 High yielding, Drought and Disease tolerant Sweet potato varieties code-named Kabanyolo Sweet Potatoes (KSP)
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Makerere University Department of Agricultural Production has bred new sweet potato varieties that are high yielding, tolerant to drought and sweet potato viruses. The varieties were unveiled in Gorooba village, Buraru parish, Byabigambire subcounty in Hoima district during an open day for participatory variety evaluation for farmers to choose what they think was the best variety for them based on yield and colour on November 1st 2013.
The different varieties after harvesting in Hoima