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Potato News from Uganda

 Late blight
Scientists in Uganda will soon start confined trials of genetically modified strains of Irish potato designed to be resistant to Phytophthora infestans, the fungus that causes potato blight, now devastating the crop in the west of the country.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Scientists work to save the Irish potato in Kabale, Uganda
The potato (Irish) that has fed the people of southwestern Uganda (Kabale) for generations is being threatened by several pests and diseases, including the potato bacterial wilt.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
FAO helps Ugandan potato farmers make more money
Potatoes are not widely grown in Uganda but they could earn a farmer big if the right farming methods and good prices are in place. Nathan Baryahisahe, the chairman of the Muko Expanded Irish Potato Producers Association says they now have 161 members...
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Potato Processing factory planned for Kisoro District (Uganda)
Kisoro district (Uganda) is to get tea and Irish potato processing factories. President Yoweri Museveni made the pledge on Tuesday during a Prosperity-for-All campaign tour in the district.   Kisoro is the biggest producer of Irish potatoes in the coun...
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
A viral potato disease could jeopardise livelihood in a south western district of Uganda as crops quality and quantity have began dropping. The virus is spread by insect vectors and through human contact from plant to plant. The virus can also be tran...
Saturday, March 15, 2008