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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


Professor Noble Banadda, Chair of the Department of Agricultural and BioSystems Engineering at Makerere University in Uganda and a former RUFORUM Principal Investigator has been awarded the Pius XI Medal for the year 2018.  The award, given by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences based at the Vatican, is in recognition of his outstanding scientific research. He was selected by unanimous decision of the Academy Council from among many candidates proposed. The Pius… Read More


The diversity and the complexity of data from scientific experiments and natural systems constitute serious challenges for students and even scientists in the universities and research institutions. Lack of data management and data analysis skills among graduate students often causes a waste of productive time, with negative consequences on successful thesis completion and student graduation. Short training courses in Scientific Data Management provide students with the right analytical skills on application of… Read More