Sorghum II

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Pictures
Sorghum NPT trial in Bukura, western Kenya.
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Unknown
At lunch time after a long day, a farmer surprises the RT and Researchers with Sorghum Bread Meal
Photo Credit: 
Fred Lali (CCRP GIS Support)
RT and Researchers inspecting the heavily infested sorghum by stem borers
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Fred Lali (CCRP GIS Support)
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.
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Liri Charles
Involving farmers in research increase their understanding of research process and adoption. This photograph was taken from Apac District in Northern Uganda. Farmer Research Network members of Action for Food Security Network (AFOSEN) select sorghum varieties among several lines they have been evaluating on their farm. The variety in the background was selected during the process and it is now undergoing Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability (DUS) testing with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF) for subsequent release and adoption.
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Liri Charles
Traditional grain stores in a farmer's compound in Bukedea, Uganda.
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Beth Medvecky
Members of PKWI (Popular Knowledge Women's Initiative) in discussion with the NARO sorghum team and RT in Bukedea, Uganda. July 2015
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Robert (Agronomist)
The sorghum team in Kenya partnered with the FRN NGOs to multiply and demo 11 sorghum varieties throughout western Kenya. Here farmers from Rachuonyo admire Nyadundo 2. An early favorite, farmers liked this variety's overall productivity and grain color, which everybody commented would be perfect for giving just the right color to their cassava ugali.
Photo Credit: 
Beth Medvecky