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Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Uganda, Department of Agricultural and Biologicial Sciences Bishop Tucker Road, P.O. Box 4
  • The PAEPARD project team brought together by the Afri-sol consortium to Enhance Nutrition security and Income through adding value to indigenous vegetables in East and Central Uganda
  • Germplasm characterization, a step to variety improvement of Solanum aethiopicum; one of the objectives under the PAEPARD Project. Helping farmers grow and consume more in and out of season
  • Seed systems improving crop production. Afri-sol would like to identify relevant stakeholders in seed production, seed markets, quality management and regulation
  • Improving maternal and child health through nutrition

About Afrisol

Afri-Sol brings together a multidisciplinary team of stakeholders

 

with the goal of unlocking the potential of African solanaceous species

 

biodiversity for the improvement of nutrition, health and incomeAfri-SOL is a network of scientists and other stakeholders with interest in Solanaceae species in Africa. Afri-SOL is affiliated to the Sol Genomics Network.

 

Afri-SOL was created from the realization that a number of African Solanaceous plants are increasingly playing an important role in meeting the nutritional and health needs of many households globally

 

Focus Area

Scientists also continue to look for novel traits from wild plants of the Solanaceae family that are native to the African continent.
Current research activity in the rich source of diversity present within the African continent, however, does not match the potential value of these plants.

 

There has been very little consolidated effort towards proper conservation, management, improvement and promotion of valuable germplasm.

 

Afri-SOL brings together a multidisciplinary team of stakeholders with the goal of unlocking the potential of African solanaceous species biodiversity for the improvement of nutrition, health and income.

 
Broadly, Afri-SOL aims to address existing knowledge gaps and challenges within the respective African regions. The network is currently hosted at Uganda Christian University and the Department of Agricultural and Biological Sciences.

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Highlights

PAEPARD Project Highlights

The charcoal cooler

The charcoal cooler

The charcoal cooler- an appropriate technology that was piloted with farmers in Jinja and Wakiso to...

post harvest handling

post harvest handling

Hands on training on post harvest handling technologies

National Jinja Agricultural Trade Show

National Jinja Agricultural Trade Show

An empowered farmer training others on the importance of indigenous vegetables and their agronomy at the...

M&E Visit by FARA team to Butiki Kyekidde

M&E Visit by FARA team to Butiki Kyekidde

M&E Visit by FARA team to Butiki Kyekidde Farmers group under the PAEPARD Project

Agro-Chemical Use Training

Agro-Chemical Use Training

Project effort in championing a campaign on proper agro-chemical use. [Photo]:Farmer groups in Jinja being...

Afrisol-Jinja Training

Afrisol-Jinja Training

  We were previllaged to conduct a training with farmers in Jinja on proper seed preparation methods...

Charcoal Cooler Technology Piloting

Charcoal Cooler Technology Piloting

Project Team members together with Namulonge Horticultural Farmer group conducted a pilot on the Charcoal...

Farmers Evaluate Packaging Material at UCU

Farmers Evaluate Packaging Material at UCU

We had an opportunity to interract with farmers as they helped in the evaluation process of the proposed...

My appreciation to the team for the contribution made to proper nutrition in our communities.

Well done!

Kasule IvanNutritionist

This is an important undertaking for the survival of our indigenous vegetable species. Thanks to the Team.

Kagwa AndrewReader

Kindly let me know where I can get a variety of seeds to plant the indigenous vegetable species. They have proved resistant to hash weather and Pests.

Nabadda OliverFarmer