Breeding of East African Crops

Plant Breeding Unit deals with teaching, research and outreach in Plant genetics,
breeding and biotechnology. It hosts M.Sc    in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology and
PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding. The Unit has developed and/or registered 
varieties of dry beans, snap beans, pigeon pea, sorghum and onions. Some of the
research programmes include breeding for resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses
in dry bean, snap bean, maize, sorghum and wheat, nutritional quality breeding in
dry bean, snap bean and maize and genetic diversity of Jathropha.