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Visit to BioCrops (U) Ltd private tissue culture laboratory

 

Background
BioCrops is a registered Private Agribusiness Company specialized in the production and supply of high quality planting materials of vegetatively propagated crops. Started by seasoned biotechnologists, the company uses plant tissue culture technology to mass propagate and eliminate plant born diseases and pests that limit conventional clonal propagation. The company also carries out research and consultancy.

 

Enterprises
Major crops handled include bananas, sweetpotatoes, cassava and Solanum potato, while production procedures for coffee and ginger are already developed and await up-calling.

 

 

Partners
Since its creation, BioCrops has worked with several partners including but not limited to: CIP, HarvestPlus, IITA, Makerere University, NARO, MAAIF, FADECO-Tanzania, as well as individual and group farmers