Visit by Madagascar National Groundnut Improvement Team to Uganda

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  • Start time: 9:00 am
  • End time: 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Nakabango Technology Verification Center (NTVC) in Jinja on Monday 11/12/2023 and the National Semi-Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI), Serere from 12 - 16 December 2023

The national groundnut improvement program from Madagascar shall pay a visit to the National Semi-Arid Resources Research Institute, a national agricultural research institute mandated to research groundnut in Uganda. The major objective is to strengthen collaboration with the groundnut improvement program of Madagascar. The team shall be taken through the general overview of groundnut in Uganda, field visits to seed multiplication fields, experimental blocks, hybridisation unit, storage and seed processing. The team shall also be oriented on digitised data capture and management in the Breeding Management System (BMS) and use of other gadgets being used by the breeding program for high-throughput phenotyping.