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Community Macro Propagation Technology for Multiplication of Clean Banana Planting Material

Banana (Musa spp) is a major crop in Africa, and serves both as a food crop as well as a cash crop. It’s a staple food for over 25 million people in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA) sub regio... Read more.

Decapitation technique for clean banana planting material

Use of clean seed is important for increasing crop production as well as a key strategy for controlling pests and diseases in vegetatively propagated crops such banana. The decapitation technique is a locally available technology that can e... Read more.

Development of Molecular Markers Associated with Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) in Cassava

CBSD is a major threat to food security in the ASARECA region and the development of resistant cultivars is therefore of primary importance to farmers Cassava brown str... Read more.

Farmer preferred striga weed resistant Sorghum varieties

Strigahas been known as a major biotic constraint of economic importance for cereal-based cropping systems. It normally results in low yields, hence affecting the incomes of farmers. The development and ut... Read more.

Fine mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci (QTLs) associated with Striga resistant genes in sorghum

The root hemiparasitic weed Striga hermonthica is a serious constraint to sorghum production in the ECA. Fine mapping of QTLs associated with Striga resistanc... Read more.

Integrating single stem removal and suspension of use of cutting tools in cultural control of Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW)

Cultural control practices seem feasible in the management of Banana Xanthomonas Wilt. However, there is an option of removing a single in... Read more.