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Drying groundnuts in ventilated stacks

January 21st, 2019 / Access Agriculture

Many farmers lose most of their crop due to poor drying techniques, shelling methods and poor storage. The ventilated stack method lets the sun hit the leaves allowing the groundnuts to dry slowly and properly.  The hole in the middle lets in air and a bit of sunlight for the …

How farmers process fuel from seeds

June 25th, 2018 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow Lominda Afedraru writes:
It is important to note that farmers growing crops that produce oil mainly referred to as vegetable cooking oil are contributing a great deal in terms of provision of pure cooking oil. The crops include soybean, simsim, groundnuts, and sunflower among others.
Usually people, who use the …

Ugandan scientists start developing aflatoxin-resistant groundnuts

April 21st, 2016 / Sunrise, Uganda

B4FA Fellow Henry Lutaaya reports: It is a busy afternoon at St. Balikuddembe market in down town Kampala. Karimojong girls are working like termites under a temporary shade to remove foreign matter such as stones from broken ground-nuts before their boss hands the stuff over for milling in a locally …

Genome of cultivated groundnuts completed

March 3rd, 2016 / ISAAA

The International Peanut Genome Initiative (IPGI), including researchers from the University of Georgia and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), has completed sequencing the ancestral genomes of groundnut. The groundnut that is grown today comes from the hybridization of two wild species, Arachis duranensis (V14167, A-genome …