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“We are already extracting Green Resistant Starch,” NARO Banana positions itself for industrialisation

In line with the Government’s National development plan II; 2021-2025, which focuses on industrialization to drive the country’s economic development, NARO’s Banana Research team has identified ways to develop products extractable from the whole banana plant.

Above: An Australian green resistant starch branded product.

Industrial ethanol and Green Resistant Starch are some of the two products the banana researchers are already working on.

“We are already extracting Green Resistant Starch from plantain, bogoya and East African highland bananas and Industrial ethanol from corm and we are confident about the results so far,” says Dr. Jerome Kubiriba, a Senior Researcher at NARO.

These efforts have direct positive impact on the socio-economic status of the Banana farmers and largely on the economy of the country through increased export from increased and improved production of the fruit.

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Bananas to Alleviate Vitamin A Deficiency in Uganda

Banana Research Program has developed a banana variety to alleviate the Vitamin A Deficiency in Uganda.

In Uganda, micronutrient deficiency is the third most important public health problem after HIV/AIDS and malaria. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) affects 20-35% of children below five years of age and the same proportion of women of child-bearing age. It leads to permanent blindness and pre-disposes affected subjects to many infectious diseases leading to over 50,000 deaths annually in Uganda.

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Photos: Locals Turn Up in Numbers for NARO Banana’s First Matooke Food Festival

Rain couldn’t stop hundreds of farmers from turning up for Uganda National Banana Research Program (NBRP) first ever Matooke Food Festival held in Nakaseke district on Friday 7th May 2021.

The event attracted more than 200 banana farmers and other stakeholders.

The festival was aimed at promoting the uptake of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)’s hybrid bananas varieties resistant to pests and diseases at a large scale.

The event saw hundreds of locals flock Mifunya C/U primary school as early as 12:00pm for the fun filled matooke food festival despite the heavy rain pour earlier that day.

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NARO Banana Organising First ever Matooke Food Festival

The Uganda National Banana Research Program (NBRP) is organising the first ever Matooke Food Festival aimed at promoting the uptake of NARO hybrid bananas varieties resistant to pests and diseases at a large scale.

The festival is scheduled to take place on Friday 7th May 2021 at Mifunya playground in Nakaseke District. This will be near one of the demo plantations for the hybrid banana cultivars.

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National Agricultural Research Laboratories
(NARL) - Kawanda P.O. Box 7065, Kampala
along Bombo – Gulu road.

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