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June 6th, 2017 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow, Michael Ssale writes: Modern farming systems like the use of heavy machines and herbicides offer less chance for the survival of many traditional vegetables, creeping food crops, mushrooms, root food crops, fruits, and legumes which our forefathers grew… Dependence on a handful of varieties or species increases vulnerability in agriculture according Simran Sethi, a fellow at the Institute for Food and Development Policy. Those few dominant crops may be attacked by diseases as we are already witnessing in Uganda with crops like cassava, (cassava brown streak disease) banana (banana bacterial wilt) and Robusta coffee (coffee wilt disease). Read more