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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My appreciation to the team for the contribution made to proper nutrition in our communities.
This is an important undertaking for the survival of our indigenous vegetable species. Thanks to the Team.
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.