Groundnut Production Guide for Uganda: Recommended Practices for Farmers

Okello, D K and Monyo, E and Deom, C M and Ininda, J and Oloka, H K (2013) Groundnut Production Guide for Uganda: Recommended Practices for Farmers. National Agricultural Research Organisation, Entebbe, Uganda. ISBN 978-9970-401-06-2

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Groundnut is one of the staple crops in the Uganda rich in protein, oil and essential minerals. The crop is increasingly becoming a cash crop and both production area and productivity are increasing. This is evident by the significant expansion of the industry in Uganda and with spillovers in the neighbouring countries. The end-users’ preferences of groundnuts vary and are dynamic. The crop also suffers from numerous pests and diseases and erratic weather that affect production. The National Groundnuts Improvement Programme responded to these challenges by developing groundnuts varieties to meets these challenges. The manual contains valuable scientific information about crop management topics such as land preparation, varietal selection, seed management, crop protection and postharvest management under Ugandan conditions. The appendices contain a catalogue of groundnut varieties released since 1966 with their yields and botanical classifications. This is in addition to the summarized poster of recommended practices at major growth stages covering pre- and post harvest operations The manual is carefully written in comprehensible language while making no scientific compromises. I believe that this production manual will become an essential source of ideas and information for any farmer, extension staff, and researchers interested in cultivating groundnuts in Uganda. NARO as a leader of quality agricultural research and development in the country and the region furnishes the users with practical technologies and the accompanying packages. Publication of this production manual is thus timely, and will help the wide spectrum of industry stakeholders (agricultural researchers, extension people, smallholder producers, agricultural consultants and commercial producers) by providing information on best management practices that will improve groundnut productivity and quality. I sincerely thank the development partners for their contribution towards the production of this manual. The management of NARO applauds this effort by the authors and hope that the messages in the manual reach the intended users as we strive towards a sustainable quality groundnut production and productivity, and improvement of livelihoods.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2014 15:10
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2014 15:10
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