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Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Uganda, Department of Agricultural and Biologicial Sciences Bishop Tucker Road, P.O. Box 4

About Afri-Sol

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 Areas

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.

 

News And Events

Afri-Sol Participates in the Agriculture Trade Show

Afri-Sol Participates in the Agriculture Trade Show

In our compaign to promote African traditional vegetable species, we trained farmers on how to grow...

FARA Executive Director Visits the PAEPARD Project

FARA Executive Director Visits the PAEPARD Project

It was a great privillage having the FARA Executive Director during his visit to PAEPARD Project. We share...

Capacity Building

Capacity Building

Due to limited research, there is a knowledge gap on the basic biology of these species. There is need to...

Health And Nutrition

Health And Nutrition

  Unknown to many, some African nightshades, including Solanum scabrum and Solanum villosum are...

Seed System

Seed System

Seed System remain an important aspect of improving crop production and is an invaluable component of...

Value addition

Value addition

Beyond the assumption that many local communities have been utilizing these plants for a long period of...

Launch of PAEPARD/FARA project(2014-2017)

Launch of PAEPARD/FARA project(2014-2017)

The launch of a project entitled ‘Enhancing nutrition security and incomes through adding value to...

Afri-SOL undertaking whole genome sequencing (WGS) and assembly of Solanum aethiopicum

Afri-SOL undertaking whole genome sequencing (WGS) and assembly of Solanum aethiopicum

Afri-SOL is undertaking whole genome sequencing (WGS) and assembly of Solanum aethiopicum. Solanum...

Vegetables and Prices

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 Pastes.

Nabadda OliverFarmer