Technologies Released at NAARI

Cassava: NASE 1, NASE 2, NASE 3, NASE 4, NASE 5, NASE 6, NASE 7, NASE 8, NASE 9, NASE 10, NASE 11 and NASE 12. All these cassava varieties are high yielding and resistant to mosaic

Maize: Longe 1, Longe 2H, Longe 3H, Longe 4 and PAN 67, SC627, Longe 5. Longe 2H and Longe 3H are the first ever hybrids to be released in Uganda. They yield 7 tons/ha as compared to the 1.8 tons/ha of local varieties. Longe 5 has high quality protein as compared to other maize. Longe 4 is early maturing and drought resistant.

Beans: NABE 1, NABE 2, NABE 3, NABE 4, NABE 5, NABE 6, NABE 7C, NABE 8C, NABE 9C, NABE 10C, Also released by the beans programme are K131 and K 132. All of these bean varieties are disease resistant and high yielding. The climbing bean 7C, 8C, 9C 10C yield two to three times more than the bush beans and are very suitable in areas with limited land availability.

Rice: The following upland varieties have been developed for disease resistance and non-shattering: Abilony, UK 2, NP 2, NP 3.

Sweet potato: Wagabolige, Tanzania, Bwanjule, Tororo 3, Sowola, Nan Kawogo, NASPOT 1, NASPOT 2, NASPOT 3, NASPOT 4, NASPOT 5, NASPOT 6. NARO has contributed six of the above varieties for international release to humanity and have high nutritional contents. NASPOT 5 has high levels of vitamin A and can be used to reduce vitamin A deficiency in children.

Irish potato: Victoria, Kisoro, NAKPOT 1, NAKPOT 2, NAKPOT 3.

Animal Production: The Animal Production at NAARI has developed, validated and packaged silage and hay dry season feeding technologies for dairy farmers. Farmers who have benefited more are those in Mpigi, Mukono, Mbarara and Bushenyi. In addition, the use of Lablab, calliandra leaf meal, maize stover and elephant grass for dry season dairy cattle feeding has also been evaluated, packaged and transferred to dairy farmers in the same districts. Fodder bank technologies have been introduced in Mukono , Mpigi, Masaka and Mbale districts. These technologies have stimulated voluntary participation in goat production for sales and milk production.

Biological Control Unit: Control of the water hyacinth on the lakes of Uganda. Beetles were introduced on these weeds and by feeding and destroying these weeds, water hyacinth was reduced.

The research in Agrometeorology has come up with a break through using Dancert and Hall (1962) method to determine planting windows for several districts in Uganda namely Mpigi, Masaka, Masindi, Soroti, Iganga, Kabale and Mbarara.

NAARI has made greater strides in involving farmers and farmers' groups in participatory methods of research and development. The centre is highly involved in multiplication of needed crop varieties in collaboration with NGOs like BUKADEF, SOCADIDO, WINROCK and various ARDCs. NAARI has trained over 3000 farmers and some extension staff in various technologies during the past one year alone.

Please contact us at:
Namulonge Agricultural and Animal Production Research Institute (NAARI)
P.O.Box 7084
Tel 341554