Scientist at Namulonge intensifying studies to improve Jackfruit

By Deo Wasswa

National agricultural crops research institute Namulonge has commenced a new study to find the genes (DNA) for various Jack fruits spices in the country.

The Four month research aimed to find out variation species, tastes, understand why some Jack fruits grow in selective areas, and also increase on Jack fruits production to meet the demand.

According to to Racheal Gwokyalya Lwanga, a senior laboratory technician and also the lead researcher, the research has started with 8 (eight) different Jack fruits species from Luweero and  Kayunga districts.
The research will also help the environmentalists to preserve the most desirable Jack fruit species.