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By:Wells Kumwenda, Edward Chibambo and David Matiya. Mrs. Stelia James is a lead farmer in Group Village Headman Chimwabvi, Traditional Authority Maganga in Salima district. She is married to Kilison James and the family has 7 children (4Male & 3Female). The first born is 21yrs old and the last born is 2yrs old. The family …

Dr. Thomas van Mourik is the new manager of the Healthy Gold for Ghana Project

Dr. Thomas van Mourik has joined the International Potato Center (CIP) as Country Manager for Ghana and Project Manager for the Healthy Gold for Ghana project. The project is working to improve vitamin A intake in rural and urban households utilizing OFSP.  Tom, a Dutch national, holds a PhD in Production Ecology and Agronomy from …

Lack of certified sweet potato

Uganda’s sweet potato production has reduced from 2.8 million tonnes in 2010 to 1.8 million tonnes. Sweet potato is one of the root crops that can shield a family from starvation during dry spells. They are hardly affected by the dry spell and can be cultivated with minimal inputs. These characteristics make sweet potato a …

The Lakimas - How beautiful it is for a family to work together on OFSP (credit N. Kwikiriza)

The Synonym for OFSP in Northern Uganda is Kwiki-riza-lts

When I was young, I did not imagine that my name was so “botanical” until when I went to Makerere University and met people of other races.  Uganda has 42 indigenous languages! The name Kwikiriza [Kwi,chi rē za]  which  is common among the Bakiga tribe in South Westeren Uganda, has always been a tongue twister …


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