Launching NARO Groundnut Website
- Start date:
- Start time: 8:30 am
- End time: 5:30 pm
- Venue: Naro Groundnut Offices
Groundnut is one of the staple crops in the Uganda rich in protein, oil and essential minerals. The crop is increasingly becoming a cash crop and both production area and productivity are increasing. This is evident by the significant expansion of the industry in Uganda and with spillovers in the neighbouring countries. The end-users’ preferences of groundnuts vary and are dynamic.
The crop also suffers from numerous pests and diseases and erratic weather that affect production. The National Groundnuts Improvement Programme responded to these challenges by developing groundnuts varieties to meets these challenges.