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 production, disease management, and seed production have been held on Namirembe FM radio station since 2nd May 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 o’clock and concluded on 24/July/2019. Different topics have been discussed and these included: Introduction to nutrition, specifics of vegetable preparation and recommended daily intake; Commercial indigenous vegetable production seeding rates, germination tests, and fertilizer rates; pest and disease identification and management; Safe agrochemical use; Certified vegetable seed production; How to establish and manage kitchen gardens; Post-harvest handling, preservation and storage of AIVs; Doing a vegetable business; Farmer group dynamics; and vegetable value chains.

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