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Regional trials targeting variety release in Nakati (S. aethiopicum Shum) and Doodo (Amaranthus) have been established in Masaka, Luwero, Mukono, Kamuli and Buikwe. Uganda Christian University is currently Collaborating with NARO horticulture program – Namulonge towards variety release. Currently there is also a joint ongoing survey on pest and disease prevalence in African Indigenous vegetables

Drought screening trials of Nakati (S. aethiopicum Shum) have been established in three different locations (Luwero, Mukono and Namulonge). This venture is aiming at identifying drought tolerant varieties that can be grown during drought seasons. There is an on-going survey of pests and disease that affect African indigenous vegetables aiming at generating biological control agents

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