Rooted apical cuttings hold great promise for Ugandan potato

Production of RACs in the screenhouse. All photos by Pieter Wauters.

Potato, commonly known as Irish Potato, is a key food and cash crop in Uganda. Its national production has grown over time to respond to increasing demand and consumption. This increase in production is mainly obtained by expanding the land cultivated rather than by increasing the productivity. Currently, Ugandan potato farmers harvest on average 3-12 tonnes per hectare (t/ha), when they could realistically achieve 20-30 t/ha. 

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