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Ugandan scientists expect market release of biotech potatoes in 3 years

Ugandan scientists expect the initial batch of locally grown, disease-resistant biotech potatoes to be released to the market in 2020. Alex Barekye, director of the Kachwekano Zonal Agriculture Research Institute in Rubanda, said its Victoria biotech potato variety showed good yield and performed well in terms of disease resistance in three trials, but additional field tests will be carried out next month in three different areas in Uganda to determine whether the potato can thrive in different environments.

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