Promoting nakati production in Central Uganda




Juliet Braslow, University of California, Davis


Nakati, Solanum aethiopicum, is one of the most important vegetable crops in
Sub‐Saharan Africa. Despite nakati’s importance to the African diet, little research has been conducted on its production. One of the main problems that farmers face in growing nakati is its low germination rate. NARO‐MUZARDI is promoting Nakati production in central Uganda by training smallholder farmers in improved agronomic practices. The farmers are also learning innovative on‐farm Nakati seed production and processing techniques. Juliet Braslow is conducting literature reviews on nakati and using her seed propagation expertise to help NARO-MUZARDI create a more informed extension program.