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Rwandan scientists search for high-yielding potato varieties

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Published Nov 30, 2023

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Scientists in Rwanda are testing two new potato varieties that have the potential to withstand high temperatures and produce high yields. The varieties, 'cyerekezo' and 'twihaze', are being tested in the country's Eastern Province and are well-suited for warm regions and irrigated land. The goal of the initiative is to expand potato cultivation in Rwanda and increase production to 63,328 hectares by 2024.
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Scientists at the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) are currently conducting field trials on two new potato varieties that may show increased resilience to high temperatures and yield up to 25-40 tonnes per hectare. The new varieties, 'cyerekezo' and 'twihaze', are being tested in the country's Eastern Province and show excellent adaptability to warm regions, suitable for irrigated land. According to Theophile Ndacyayisenga, a potato scientist at RAB, the new initiative is in line with the goal of expanding the area as the country aims to produce 63,328 hectares of potatoes ...
Source: AGF
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