Uganda Releases New Seed Varieties on World Food Day

The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries, Frank Tumwebaze. PHOTO/FILE

Kampala, Uganda | THE BLACK EXAMINER | Uganda celebrated World Food Day by introducing new crop seed varieties aimed at boosting food production in the country. The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries, Frank Tumwebaze, presided over the 43rd anniversary at the National Coffee Research Institute in Mukono. The new crop seeds, developed by the National Agricultural Research Organization, include medium-maturing varieties like rice, maize, vegetables, avocados, mangoes, and tomatoes, among others.

Tumwebaze expressed his appreciation for the hard work of Ugandan farmers, researchers, and breeders in enhancing the country’s resilient food system. He also highlighted the blending of indigenous knowledge with professional expertise and research. The government is committed to supporting the value-chain development approach through policy instruments and interventions while investing in physical and technological infrastructure to advance research, disease control, extension services, precision farming, and climate-smart agriculture practices.

World Food Day is an annual observance held on October 16th.

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