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Two UCU staff participated in a training on gender-responsive plant breeding that was held from 22-31 July 2019 at Makerere University. This training aimed at equipping researchers to create more inclusive and effective agricultural systems by addressing the priority of both women and men in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Two MSc and seven undergraduate students were attached to Kumi and Serere sub-counties where they provided agricultural extension services for three months (May-July, 2019). The undergraduate students were hosted by households within in the farming communities and interacted with the farmers on aspects of the food and nutrition security, transfer of improved agricultural innovations as

Multi-locational field evaluation trials were established in May 2019 in 5 different locations in Uganda (Mukono, Kamuli, Buikwe, Luwero, and Masaka) for Amaranthus and African eggplant (leaf type commonly referred to as Nakati in Uganda). The fields are being assessed by MAAIF for DUS in preparation for seed certification and variety release. Training on vegetable