Production of new soybean varieties resistant to Soybean rust disease

Soybean production in Uganda had come to a standstill because of the outbreak of soybean leaf rust disease which was devastating soy bean crop throughout the country. To reduce the problem, the School of Agricultural Sciences through its Soybean breeding program, bred, developed and released


The new varieties are Maksoy 1N, Maksoy 2N, Maksoy 3N and Namsoy 4M released in between 2004 and 2010. As a result of these release, soybean yield has gone up (2000-3000kg per hectare) providing an affordable source of protein for the country