Maize farmers who have been expecting to plant new, improved maize varieties at the National Crop Resources Research Institute (NACRRI) in Namulonge, Uganda, have to wait until 2015. The trial gardens at the institute have not produced enough seeds for all the maize farmers.
Uganda is a drought-afflicted country and drought-resistant maize varieties are expected to improve farm productivity. Scientists at the crop institute have developed more drought-resistant maize varieties – UH5301, UH5354, UH5355, WE2114 and WE2115 – in addition to the existing maize hybrids.
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