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MAK finalises the distribution of Pig Artificial Insemination (AI) Kits in 17 districts: Establishes the Pig Semen Laboratory to supply semen under the DIVERSE PIG Project.

  • Wakiso districts receives the final batch of Pig AI Kits
  • A total 17 districts received the Pig AI Kits
  • 85 Pig AI technicians trained in the country
  • The PI Assoc. Prof. Donal R Kugonza  “eyes”  inseminating  goats and bees.

Makerere's Robert Natumanya, PI Assoc. Prof. Donald Kugonza hand over Pig AI Kits to Wakiso district officers on 5th December 2017

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The International workshop on Urbanisation and its Impact on Peri-urban Water and Food Security in Africa under the Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) ends successfully.

  • Event hosted at Makerere University - Kampala.
  • Key areas of collaborative research identified.
  • Joint teaching, student staff exchange program &  curriculum development fronted.

Participants pose for a group photo on the closing day

The two  day international  conference on Urbanization and its impacts on Peri urban Water and Food security: Developing research collaboration and capacity building”,  sponsored by Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) ended successfully at Makerere University Kampala Uganda.

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Makerere University Hosts an International workshop on Urbanisation and its Impact on Peri-urban Water and Food Security in Africa under the Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN)

Participants posing for a group photo after the opening

Rapidly increasing population and urban migration across Africa and other developing regions of the world are creating new and complex challenges. The current water and land-use changes in urban and peri-urban regions have serious consequences for water and food security, lifestyle, environment, health and the overall well-being of urban and peri-urban communities.

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Mak releases another new soybean variety Maksoy 6N

Prof.Phinehas Tukamuhabwa - A Makerere Plant breeder defending his data. Right is a sample of the new Maksoy 6N

A new soybean variety Maksoy 6N has been released to the public.

The new variety is resistant to soybean rust disease, harsh conditions, lodging and pod shuttering.

It is also high yielding (2-3.5 tons per hectare), early maturing with high protein and oil content of 41% and 20 % respectively.

This new variety matures in 93 days and has a yield advantage of over 58 kg ha -1 over the current highest yielding soybean variety in Uganda (Maksoy 4N).

On the other hand, it has a yield advantage of 212 kg ha -1 over Maksoy 3N which is the most popular and preferred soybean variety in Uganda.

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