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         The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation is implementing an eight year programme “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)”. The TAGDev Programme seeks to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural transformation. This is to announce the… Read More


Potato (Solanum tuberosum) is one of the main crops grown in Uganda. Most of the production (87%) takes place in the highland areas of South-western region where the crop has become prominently important as a source of food and income for the smallholder farmers. However, the reality that many of us are unaware of is that not all the tubers farmers currently harvest are of any economic value. In some farms, up… Read More


By Ephraim Nuwamanya and Settumba Mukasa Introduction Despite the field production constraints, sometimes production exceeds local household consumption levels in certain bumper harvests periods of the year ushering in new challenges such as wastage due to rotting of fresh tubers. This is further exercabated by poor post-harvest handling and low prices of fresh tubers. In order to avoid post-harvest losses, farmers have been engaged in traditional processing through peeling and drying chips… Read More