National Agriculture Research Institute

National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)

Principal Investigator

Stanley Nkalubo


Common bean

Product profile

Iron fortified bean

Project duration


Incorporating fast cooking and high seed iron traits into new common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) varieties for Uganda through genomic selection pipelines

The objectives of this quick win activity include:

  1. Test genomic selection models for quantitative traits (cooking time, seed iron and yield) in common bean breeding populations targeted for Uganda
  2. Incorporate genomic prediction models in the breeding pipeline to select parental lines for future crosses and to predict phenotypes for new germplasm and new environments
  3. Provide capacity building to NaCRRI and CIAT-Uganda on genomic selection methodology