Category: Publication

Beneficial Bioactives

Maize and wheat are frequently at the focus of arguments about carbohydrate overuse. In developing countries, maize is mostly consumed in its natural form. Maize and wheat flour are also common staples in developing countries. Globally, these two bowls of cereal are processed and used in making a wide range of foods that…

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Cereal Grain Harvesting and Post-harvest Machinery in Nepal

Many aspects of the rice and wheat grain production process are completely mechanized in Nepal’s Terai plains and the larger valleys in the highlands. As early as the 1960s, wheat and rice threshing and cleaning were also mechanized. In the 90s, practically all of the wheat in the Terai was being threshed, largely…

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Can Uganda Attain Zero Hunger?

Uganda is one of Africa’s fast-growing economies, which is in the middle of a socio-economic revolution. Uganda’s GDP has grown by more than 5% over the last two decades.  This expansion is paralleled by the country’s growing population and urbanization. In 2019, 24.4 percent of Uganda’s population lived in urban areas. By 2030,…

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High-yielding Staple Crops for Improving Health and Prosperity in Developing Countries

Several recent studies highlight the “Green Revolution’s” long-term benefits. They argue for sustained investment in the development and usage of high-yielding staple crop varieties. This has been touted as a solution to food shortages in developing countries. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the global food system’s vulnerability to attacks. It has brought a realization…

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Genome-wide Breeding for Wheat Blast Curtailing

The first study testing selection of genomic inbreeding when it comes to resistance has been undertaken, and the results have been published. The deadly disease, caused by a fungus, has spread from Brazil to mainland Africa and is threatening wheat cultivation today.  Wheat blast is quickly becoming a challenge that is threatening the…

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