Bruchids Uganda

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Untreated Chickpeas damaged by bruchids in farmer's storage facility.
Photo Credit: 
John Bosco
Farmers in Lira District, Northern Uganda participating in assessing the performance of different innovations for bruchids management. Farmers were able to observe and appreciate the differences among innovations, hence able to choose their appropriate options for protecting their legume grains against bruchids.
Photo Credit: 
Robert Muzira
Traditional storage of grain legumes in inappropriate structures identified during the 2014 household survey conducted in Northern and Eastern regions of Uganda. This was aimed at identifying indigenous practices used in primary processing, storage and management of storage bruchids in food legumes under small holder farming system in Uganda. The grains were highly moldy due to high humidity as a a result of rain leakage.
Photo Credit: 
John Bosco MUHUMUZA
Pigeon pea grains treated with finely crushed burnt brick dust stored free of bruchids damage for over 6 months after harvest in Lira district. This is one of the local innovations that were appreciated by farmers during the joint assessment of options included in the on-farm trials on bruchids management in Lira District.
Photo Credit: 
John Bosco MUHUMUZA