Govt launches new bean variety to fight hunger in Karamoja
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Uganda, Dec. 6 -- The National Agricultural Research Organisation (Naro) and its development partners have rolled out a new bean variety to fight malnutrition in Karamoja Sub-region.
Ms Maria Gorreti Kitutu, the Minister for Karamoja Affairs, told stakeholders last week in Kotido District at the launch of the narobean seven bean variety that the seeds are rich in iron and zinc, which are key nutrients in fighting malnutrition.
Ms Kitutu said the government has provided Shs300m towards the multiplication of seed at Nabuin Agricultural Research Institute in Karamoja so that the seeds reach every household in the sub-region.
"We have Shs300m for that multiplication seed chain. We also have a memorandum with Namalu prison of Shs500m to pro...
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