Farmer Participation in the breeding process enrich their understanding of new sorghum varieties

The Photograph shows one of our host farmers selfing sorghum heads to maintain genetic purity. The photograph was taken Kolir Sub-county, Bukedea district, Eastern Uganda. The farmer in the photograph is Mrs. Jessica Florence Osire, who hosted my MSc. research work. She is a member of Popular Knowledge Women's Initiative, a very popular and innovative women led Farmer Research Network in Eastern Uganda. Involving farmers in the breeding cycle like this makes them fully aware of how a new variety is developed and make them differentiate between GMOs and conventionally bred high yielding varieties.
Photo Credit: 
Liri Charles