Improving greengram production for nutritional diversification, income and food security in Uganda

This project seeks options for improving greengram production and guidelines for promoting it as a crop for diversification of income and food security in Uganda. The project will analyze the greengram value chain system; identify the key constraints in production, consumption and marketing as perceived by farmers and other stakeholders; and map a direction for onfarm and on-station greengram research in Uganda. Greengram germplasm (wild, intermediate and cultivated) will be assembled and characterised to quantify genetic diversity and identify agronomically better greengram types. Two MSc students will be trained on the project at the Faculty of Agriculture Makerere University.
Ce projet cherche des options pour améliorer la production du pois chiche vert et les directives pour le favoriser comme récolte pour la diversification du revenu et de la sécurité alimentaire en Ouganda. Le projet analysera le système de chaine de valeur du pois chiche vert, identifiera les contraintes principales dans la production, la consommation et la commercialisation comme perçu par les agriculteurs et d’autres personnes intéressées et tracera une voie pour la recherche dans le champ et sur station du pois chiche en Ouganda. Le matériel génétique du pois chiche (sauvage, intermédiaire et cultivé) sera assemblé et caractérisé pour mesurer la diversité génétique et pour identifier agronomiquement de meilleurs types du pois chiche. Deux étudiants de MSC seront formés au cours de ce projet à la faculté d’agronomie de l’université Makerere.
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East Africa
RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of agronomy"