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Bioversity International in Uganda

Bioversity International has been active in Uganda since 1997. The organization is hosted by the Government of Uganda in undertaking its research efforts which are done in joint partnership with the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO). 

Uganda - Bioversity International

P.O. Box 24384, Plot 106, Katalima Road, Naguru, Kampala, Uganda

Tel. (+256) 393 216 526

bioversity-uganda@cgiar.org

Our biodiversity, our food, our health

Find out about why agrobiodiversity matters in Uganda and how our work is ensuring it nourishes people and sustains the planet in this article published in New Vision in 2019.

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Our partners

Bioversity International is privileged to have partnerships with the following national and international institutions.
In Uganda, Bioversity International has a strong partnership with the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Makerere University, Kyambogo University as well as Busitema University among others. These collaborations span from capacity building, infrastructure development, scientific engagement, in the quest to contribute to the strategic objectives of Uganda. Importantly, Bioversity International also coordinates the consortium of eight international agricultural research centres operating in Uganda.

Meet the Uganda team


News

The detection tool is built in a mobile app called Tumaini – which means 'hope' in Swahili – and is designed to help smallholder banana growers quickly detect a disease or pest and prevent a wide outbreak from happening. Credit: CIAT

Artificial intelligence helps banana growers protect the world’s favourite fruit

Using artificial intelligence, scientists created an easy-to-use tool to detect banana pests and diseases. With an average 90% success rate in...

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Rice varieties from the plains of the Terai regions in Nepal. Credit: Bioversity International/B. Sthapit

Testing farmers evolutionary plant breeding strategies for coping with climate change

Bioversity International and IFAD are pleased to announce an IFAD grant of $3.5 million and national co-funding of $2.1 million, on the use of genetic...

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CGIAR centres and research programmes combine forces to reduce the damage of banana disease in Uganda

Bioversity International brings together a highly multidisciplinary team with the aim of making innovative breakthroughs to curb the spread of Banana...

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Poster on the single diseased stem removal technique (SDSR), one of the management practices that have been shown to be effective in controlling Xanthomonas wilt. Credit: Bioversity International

Collaboration on research and training to control banana Xanthomonas wilt in East and Central Africa

Xanthomonas wilt is a bacterial disease threatening banana production in East and Central Africa. New collaborative research involving Bioversity...

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Increasing access to quality and diverse seed: A journey to the Kiziba community seedbank

As the threat of climate change looms large over the agriculture sector and food security, many farmers in Uganda are beginning to appreciate the...

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Joy Mugisha in her home seedbank. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Turyatemba

Banking on diversity and knowledge-sharing – the story of one of Uganda’s best farmers

One of the winners of Uganda’s National Best Farmers competition, Joy Mugisha is not only an invaluable source of agrobiodiversity knowledge for her...

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Banana diversity at the East and Central Africa Musa Germplasm Collection, Mbarara, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/N. Capozio

Working with farmers to fight crop disease

Livelihoods in East and Central Africa are seriously threatened by Banana Xanthomonas Wilt, a devastating disease causing up to 100% yield loss and...

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Dr. Eldad Karamura, Bioversity International Regional Representative for Eastern and Southern Africa, welcomes President Museveni to the first Banana Farmers Day in Bushenyi, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Turyatemba

Uganda President Museveni officiates at Bioversity International Banana Farmers Day

Banana is a very important source of food and income in Uganda. Bioversity International and NARO organized the first Banana Farmers’ Day, which was...

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Farmer in Kiziba seedbank. Credit: Bioversity International/D. Jarvis

Women of the Kizibi community seedbank

Every year on October 15th, the UN celebrates International Day of Rural Women to honour and recognize the importance of rural women in enhancing...

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Bioversity International associate scientist William Tinzaara discusses BXW disease management with farmer Enid Tumusilime, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/N. Capozio

Managing banana pests and diseases in East and Central Africa

William Tinzaara, Associate Scientist, based in our Uganda office, speaks about the work Bioversity International is carrying out with partners in...

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