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Potato News from Uganda

Potato Farmers in Uganda are waiting for new GM 'Victoria'
Victoria - a popular local potato variety in Uganda - is extremely susceptible to potato Late Blight disease, but a resistant GM version of this variety has been developed. With testing almost complete, it is up to the government biosafety regulatory authorities in Uganda.
District officials in Uganda urged to embrace Irish potato tissue culture
District Agricultural officers in Uganda have been urged to embrace Irish potato tissue culture so as to improve the quality and quantity of Irish potato production, which is one of the best foods to fight hunger.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Uganda field trial shows extreme resistance to late blight by GM potato
In Uganda, a series of field trials began in 2015 to assess whether twelve highly resistant GM plants of the ‘Desiree’ and local ‘Victoria’ variety provided by the International Potato Center CIP offer a durable resistance to late blight
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Uganda potato processing plant for French Fries offering opportunities for potato farmers in three countries
The first production plant for French Fries in Uganda was commissioned last Friday and will provide opportunities for potato farmers in three countries: Uganda, Rwanda and Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
Monday, January 26, 2015
Women selling Irish potatoes in a Ugandan food market
Plans by Kenya to import Irish potatoes from the Netherlands have got agricultural experts worried, with some warning that it could bring a more virulent form of late blight to the region.
 Uganda potato processing machines
Farmers in the Kigezi sub-region will benefit from a Uganda Development Bank initiative that seeks to add value to their potatoes before they are put on the market.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013