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Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Uganda, Department of Agricultural and Biologicial Sciences Bishop Tucker Road, P.O. Box 4
  • Ongoing Work & Farmer Outreach

VIDEO - Afrisol Video on Knowledge Sharing

[VIDEO] Afrisol team knowledge sharing session video.

Agro-Chemical Use Training

Project effort in championing a campaign on proper agro-chemical use. [Photo]:Farmer groups in Jinja being trained. A farmer during the training-reading through the pre-entry intervals for pesticides

Afrisol-Jinja Training

  We were previllaged to conduct a training with farmers in Jinja on proper seed preparation methods. During this training,  Dr. Elizabeth Kizito conducted a practical session and demonstrated how this can be achieved.  

Charcoal Cooler Technology Piloting

Project Team members together with Namulonge Horticultural Farmer group conducted a pilot on the Charcoal Cooler Technology being innovated in the PAEPARD CRF II Project

Farmers Evaluate Packaging Material at UCU

We had an opportunity to interract with farmers as they helped in the evaluation process of the proposed packaging material that were being tested by UCU on the PAEPARD project.

Afri-Sol Participates in the Agriculture Trade Show

In our compaign to promote African traditional vegetable species, we trained farmers on how to grow S.aethiopicum (Nakati) at the Agriculture Trade Show 2016 held in Jinja recently. We include some of the photos for the trade show training we conducted.  

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 with you some of the photos captured during the event.     The Director also visited the Screen House to have a look at the controlled trials in S.aethiopicum at Uganda Christian University.

List Of Partners

BecA-ILRI FARA/EU (PAEPARD) CHAIN FARMGAIN School of Nutrition, Food technology & Bioengineering, Makerere University.  

Quotes By FARA Executive director

  There is no law that says Nakati needs to be sold the way it was sold 20 years ago years ago Failure happens by default…it takes careful engagement (in thought, planning and actions) to succeed.    

Outreach & Famer participatory work

A partnership with CABI was established to provide training manuals on vegetable and seed production. These manuals have been used for training farmers during community outreach programs run by the Department of Agriculture and Biological sciences UCU. Seed for the sites was provided by the PAEPARD project through the AVRDC seed multiplication that was done at the Skills development center, Ntawo. Farmer participatory trials have been established in the districts of Mbale, Jinja and Wakiso with three different farmer groups constituting 100 farmers. The objectives of these demonstration sites are to understand the farmers’ selection criteria for Solanum aethiopicum (Gilo and Shum …

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

VIDEO – Afrisol Video on Knowledge Sharing

VIDEO – Afrisol Video on Knowledge Sharing

[VIDEO] Afrisol team knowledge sharing session video.

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...

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...

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