April 7, 2020

FY 2019-2020 Research Paper 5 – Identification of rice genotypes tolerant to submergence at seedling stage in Uganda

Floods have destroyed over 2000 acres of rice in Uganda which affected yield and caused losses to farmers. This problem is more pronounced when fields are […]
April 6, 2020

FY 2019-2020 Research Paper 4 – Expansion of the cassava brown streak pandemic in Uganda revealed by annual field survey data for 2004 to 2017

Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) is currently the most devastating cassava disease in eastern, central and southern Africa affecting a staple crop for over 700 million […]
April 5, 2020

FY 2019-2020 Research Paper 3 – Potential of Cultivating Dry Season Maize along a Hydrological Gradient of an Inland Valley in Uganda

Inland valley wetlands with higher soil moisture than surrounding uplands offer a yet unexplored opportunity for increasing maize production in East Africa. For three consecutive years, […]
April 4, 2020

FY 2019 – 2020 Research Paper 2 – Influence of Weather and Purity of Plasticizer on Degradation of Cassava Starch Bioplastics in Natural Environmental Conditions

The threat posed by plastics to the environment has prompted the development of bioplastics. Starch plasticized by glycerol is a key renewable resource in the production […]
April 3, 2020

FY 2019-2022 Research Paper 1 – Comparison of Near-infrared Spectroscopy with other options for total carotenoids content phenotyping in fresh cassava roots

This study compared the relationship of different phenotyping methods including iCheckTM CAROTENE (iCheck), Chromameter, colour chart and visible/near-infrared spectroscopy (Vis/NIRS) used in quantifying total carotenoids content […]