• Community genebanking gotten tougher with Climate change, should we close our eyes?

    Community genebanking gotten tougher with Climate change, should we close our eyes?

    May 20th, 2013 | News, Uganda

    Kiziba community genebank in Kabwohe, Uganda, started in 2010 when farmers realized that it was the only way to have a diverse Common Bean seed source in the area and solve the seed insecurity problem that was becoming long lasting. With technical support from Bioversity International and the National Agricultural Research Organization as well as […]

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  • Evaluating the effect of common bean mixtures in controlling pests in Uganda

    Evaluating the effect of common bean mixtures in controlling pests in Uganda

    June 6th, 2012 | News

    An experimental design to evaluate the effect of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) mixtures in controlling the damage caused by Angular leaf Spot and Beanfly in Uganda, a discussion by scientists. Reacting to a proposal made by students, the scientists involved in the pests and diseases project gave the following suggestions. The students originally proposed to […]

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  • Community Genebanking Takes Shape in Uganda

    Community Genebanking Takes Shape in Uganda

    June 4th, 2012 | News, Uganda

    To enable the community access bean diversity, the ‘Conservation and use of crop genetic diversity to control pests and diseases in support of sustainable agriculture project’ constructed Kabwohe community gene bank where seed is to be kept for the community. The land was provided by the local Government of the area and this seed bank […]

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  • Can Crop Diversity Reduce Pests and Diseases Pressure? The case of common bean in Uganda

    Can Crop Diversity Reduce Pests and Diseases Pressure? The case of common bean in Uganda

    July 15th, 2011 | News, Uganda

    Our team in Uganda led by John Mulumba Waswa and Rose Nankya was prepared for interviewing 60 farmers in each of the three sites where beans are the target crop (Nakaseke, Kabwohe, and Rubaya). The team is composed of farmers that are directly involved in the project and were trained to conduct the interviews. The […]

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  • Diversity fair in Uganda

    Diversity fair in Uganda

    September 23rd, 2010 | Events, Uganda

    A bean diversity fair was held in Uganda on the 21st of June 2010. Farmers representing 40 villages came with their varieties and explained the use of the varieties. The fair was a big party for farmers, they had an opportunity to know which varieties were available on other villages, and to share their knowledge about varieties. […]

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