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By Settumba Mukasa and Deogracious Opolot, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University For decades, women in Apac District in Northern Uganda have produced bioethanol as a means of livelihood. In fact, some women in Chegere, Apac District confess to depending entirely on bioethanol as the source of income. Proceeds from the sale of bioethanol are used to provide basic household needs such as food, medication, soap and sugar, and also… Read More


By Settumba Mukasa and Moses Erongu, College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, Makerere University Cassava is the most important root crop in Uganda, grown in most parts of the country because of its ability to survive in a wide range of soil and weather conditions. It also serves as a family food reserve crop because of its ability to store in the soil for more than 12 months, and is increasingly becoming… Read More


By Bill Oketch KOLE/APAC- Researchers have warned of a serious threat posed by cassava brown streak disease (CBSD), saying it could cause food insecurity in Lango. The worst hit areas are Chegere Sub-county in Apac District and Bala Sub-county in Kole District, where nearly 100 per cent of residents are farmers. Many famers interviewed by this newspaper do not know the origin of this disease. Dr Settumba Mukasa, the principle investigator with… Read More