'Kiwangaazi' is the name given by farmers to the improved hybrid 'NARITA 7' by farmers participating in an on-farm participatory trial conducted in Central Uganda before the cultivar was released. In the local Luganda language, 'Kiwangaazi' means "long lasting". The name refers to the cultivar not needing as frequent replanting as the other local cultivars because it is generally better at withstanding high pest and disease pressure1 .