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Uganda’s first field trial of blight resistant GMO potatoes successful

The first field trial of genetically modified (GM) potatoes resistant to potato blight conducted in Uganda from October 2015 to January 2016 has been completed at the Kachwekano Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute (KaZARDI) of the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) near Kabale. In Uganda, losses due to potato late blight can reach up to 60%, forcing farmers to spray fungicides up to 15[Read More...]

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