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Govt gives fertilisers to 50,000 Busoga farmers

Views: 0 The State minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Mr Fred Bwino Kyakulaga (2nd left), hands over fertilisers to farmers  in Mayuge District on June 19, 2024. PHOTO/TAUSI NAKATO Summary The fertilisers are meant to double the yields of farmers and improve household incomes. The government has launched a project under which it […]

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Govt sets vanilla harvest dates

Views: 0 The Minister of State for Agriculture, Fred Bwino Kyakulaga, has announced vanilla harvest period for season A, 2024. Speaking at the Uganda Media Centre on Wednesday, Minister Bwino announced that the harvest season will commence on June 24 and conclude on September 23. The declaration of the vanilla harvest date, introduced in 2019,

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Agriculture Research; A trigger to Uganda’s Economic Transformation.

Views: 0 In the 2024/2025 budget speech, Minister of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development, Hon. Matia Kasaija, severally underscored the critical role of agriculture in driving Uganda’s economic transformation. The Agricultural Sector continues to be the mainstay of Uganda’s economic growth; employing approximately 70% of the population, and contributing 23.8% of the national GDP in

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Coffee reforms on the right track, says CS Chelugui.

Views: 0 He said the sub-sector has witnessed notable and tangible progress. In Summary The CS said the government is keen to enhance transparency, improve farmers’ livelihoods and incomes and increase export earnings. Chelugui said the government continues to confront a myriad of unprecedented challenges in implementation of the reforms. Cooperatives and MSMEs Development Cabinet

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Over 900 youth leaders in Alebtong to benefit from piggery project

Views: 1 Dr Moses Michael Odongo Okune (R), the Lango cultural paramount chief-elect hand over a piglet to one of the youth leaders in Alebtong District.  What you need to know: Lango Cultural Foundation and the Paramount Chief-elect, Dr Michael Moses Odongo Okune, encouraged youth to fight poverty and become self-reliant through productive activities. In

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FAO launches digital information, surveillance to transform Agro-food systems

Views: 0The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has launched an innovative digital information and surveillance system in Kabale District. The digital system is aimed at championing Agro-food Data collection and analysis to inform an evidence-based Agro-food system transformation agenda. This initiative aims to ensure that people have sufficient, nutritious, and productive

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Media advisory: China-IFAD SSTC Facility to showcase climate-smart solutions at upcoming event

Views: 7  Nairobi, 23 May 2024: Small-scale farmers are increasingly vulnerable to climate change impacts like erratic rainfall, droughts, and rising pest and disease threats. Climate-smart agriculture and building resilience are crucial for tackling these challenges and ensuring food security and sustainable development. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the China-IFAD South-South and

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Museveni: Protect Coffee Farmers at All Costs

Views: 0President Yoweri Museveni has issued a stern warning to individuals posing threats to coffee farmers, emphasizing that he will take decisive action against them. His cautionary statement came during his visit to assess the progress of the Inspire Africa Coffee factory project in Rwashamaire town council, Ntungamo district, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The

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Learning from Kenya: Ugandan Tea Farmers Aim to Improve

Views: 7On May 21, 2024, International Tea Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm at the Nandi Bears Club grounds in Nandi County, Kenya. The event attracted a diverse group of participants, including government officials from various African nations such as Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Mozambique.Over 30 tea farmers from Uganda attended the event

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PRESIDENT MUSEVENI INSPECTS PROGRESS OF INSPIRE AFRICA COFFEE FACTORY PROJECT

Views: 0  President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Tuesday  inspected the progress of the Inspire Africa Coffee factory project in Rwashamaire Town Council, Ntungamo District. Since 2023, the government has been investing in the coffee value chain through the Coffee Investment Consortium Uganda (CICU) to increase export revenue from coffee, create employment opportunities and increase the

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