Month: May 2021

First Potato Tissue Culture Lab in East and Central Africa Commissioned in Uganda

Rebecca Kadaga, was Thursday commissioned the first-ever Irish Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory in East and Central Africa. Started 20 years ago, AGT was the first Ugandan tissue culture initiative to scale up and commercialize, transforming into the biggest tissue culture laboratory in East and Central Africa. AGT has also set up 500 demonstration plots throughout […]
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One Step Closer to Efficient Cannabis Production

Micropropagation is a technique used for growing large quantities of new plants from fewer “parent” plants, yielding clones with the same, predictable qualities. The cannabis industry, however, has been largely left out of this beneficial technique, because this species of plant is extremely difficult to micropropagate. Currently, the commercial cannabis industry relies on other propagation techniques, such as collecting seeds or taking carefully timed […]
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Pakistan’s Silent Rice Revolution

Basmati rice now constitutes half of total 8 million national rice productions. Interestingly, basmati exports have received a battering during the period, falling to average of 0.7 million tons annually, against peak volume of million tons per annum achieved between FY07 – FY11. That means national consumption of domestically produced basmati has doubled in the […]
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Olive Cultivation to make Pakistan Self-Sufficient in Edible Oil

Dr. Muhammad Naeem, Assistant Professor Economics, University of Swabi said that olive cultivation was a profitable business in world and about $3.6 billion, which normally Pakistan spends on import of olive oil every year, could be saved by promoting olive farming. To capitalize on the good work of the project, Federal Government had launched “Promotion […]
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Crops Steal Genes from Other Species to Stabilize Evolution

Grass crops are able to bend the rules of evolution by borrowing genes from their neighbors, giving them a competitive advantage, a new study has revealed. Research, led by the University of Sheffield, is the first to show that grasses can incorporate DNA from other species into their genomes through a process known as lateral […]
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