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New Electric Vehicles explain Uganda’s failure to industrialise

The launch of East Africa’s Second Electric auto mobile in Kampala this week by a Chinese company will likely attract praise from Ugandans about the ingenuity of the Chinese people in technology. It is also about how the Asian country is overtaking Western countries in industrial development. But in a …

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Promising study on more nutritious bananas held back by absence of law

The world’s first human trial of bananas that have been enriched with pro-vitamin A, the head of the biotechnology laboratory at NARL- Kawanda told The Sunrise that although researchers in Australia have moved faster than their counterparts in Uganda, to embark on the human trial, they are using the same …

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Plant Science Critical to weathering Climate Change

The importance of using a mix of agricultural technologies to withstand climate change and feed a global population of 9 billion in 2050 has been highlighted in a landmark study. Using a first-of-its-kind data model and dividing the world into 21, 000 geographic sections it pinpoints the agricultural technologies and …

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Museveni vows to have Biotech bill passed

President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to ensure that the controversial Biotechnology and Biro-safety bill is passed by Parliament this year, majority of whom strongly back the bill, Museveni, in a speech red for him by Planning state minister Matia Kasaija, told a gathering of scientists that the bill should have …

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Neglected research centre struggles to remain relevant

The road to the National Semi-Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI) in Serere district, Eastern Uganda, is long and rugged. Located about 30kms from Soroti town, the biggest town in Teso Sub region, NaSARRI is a vast research station where very few scientists like to live and work. Founded in 1920 …

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Greengrams; a drought resistant substitute for beans

Beans are the biggest source of proteins for majority poor in Uganda, not to mention the millions of children in boarding schools. But due to challenges posed by climate change such as prolonged dry spells, bean producers are facing more challenges arising from harsh weather conditions.

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Nsubuga; Pioneer of Uganda’s tissue culture commercialization shares insights for future of food industry

When Erostus Nsubuga opened Uganda’s first commercial tissue culture laboratory, look it was a shot in the dark. Born in Uganda, treatment Nsubuga lived in Sweden for over 10 years and worked for Ericsson – the global telecommunications hardware maker as its Sales and Marketing Manager for Africa and Asia.

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