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Maize variety options for Africa: Uganda

Author: Tsedeke Abate
Author: Makumbi, D.
Author: Regasa, M.W.
Author: Asea, G.
Author: Wawa, B.
Year: 2015
Abstract: Maize is the most important cereal in Uganda. Annual rates of growth for area, yield and production were 4.5%, 4.0% and 8.9%, respectively, between 2000 and 2013. Improved maize variety releases in Uganda between 2007 and 2014 grew by 46% in comparison to the 2000 to 2006 period. Hybrid turnover in Uganda is 11 years (one of the shortest in SSA) and OPVs have 16 years. The use of hybrids is increasing at a fast rate. Variety releases have been tailored to fit the capacity of national seed companies – companies with adequate capacity were licensed more sophisticated hybrids whereas smaller companies were given less complex top crosses.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
Publisher: IITA
Publisher: DTMA
Serie: Maize variety options for Africa
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Type: Conference Poster
Country focus: Uganda
Place of Publication: Kenya
Agrovoc: MAIZE

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  • Maize
    Maize breeding, phytopathology, entomology, physiology, quality, and biotech

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