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Coffee reforms on the right track, says CS Chelugui.

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 Secretary Simon […]

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Over 900 youth leaders in Alebtong to benefit from piggery project

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 a bid

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Longoromit dam rehabilitation commences in Kaabong

The excavator clearing shrubs from the reservoir at Longoromit Dam. Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Water and Environment, under its Water for Production initiative, has commenced the rehabilitation of the Longoromit Dam in Lobongia Sub County, Kaabong district. This project is part of the ministry’s efforts to restore five multi-billion-shilling water projects

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UMSC, UCDA to Partner in Coffee Farming

The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) and the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) have reached a cooperation agreement set to be signed in the coming days. This announcement was made during a meeting where the UMSC department heads, led by Hon. Hadji Abbas Muluubya Ssekyanzi, the UMSC Secretary General, had a productive discussion with senior

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

  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 Triangular

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Sweet but Bitter: Sugarcane Growing’s Impact on Education in Busoga

Busoga, a region in eastern Uganda, has long been known for its lush sugarcane plantations. However, the boom in sugarcane growing has had an unexpected consequence – a decline in education standards. Child Labor. Many children in Busoga are being forced to drop out of school to work on sugarcane plantations. The lucrative nature of

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New Partnership to Transform Busoga’s Agriculture

Busoga Kingdom has signed an important agreement with the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) to improve agriculture in the Busoga sub-region. The agreement, known as a memorandum of understanding (MoU), aims to bring new agricultural technologies and practices to local communities. The signing event took place on Friday at the Busoga Kingdom headquarters in Jinja

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IFAD enters the Australian Dollar market, issuing AUD 75 million sustainable bond to investor Meiji Yasuda Life

Tokyo/Rome, 9 May 2024 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) issued its first Australian Dollar (AUD) private placement today, setting yet another milestone as an issuer of sustainable bonds in international markets and broadening its issuance currency pool. The investor, Meiji Yasuda Life, one of the leading life insurers in Japan, bought a

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‘Ask Viamo Anything’ Combines AI with Basic Mobile Calls to Bring Next Billion Online

Fastest democratisation of technology as Zambia pilot extends to Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Tanzania Copperbelt, Zambia (15 March 2024) — Here are some of the questions Zambians asked a new service, ‘Ask Viamo Anything’, that blends aspects of the artificial intelligence behind ChatGPT, Alexa and Siri with targeted health, education, agriculture and other expertise from the likes of

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IFAD and partners to build resilience of smallholder farmers to climate change impacts in seven Sahelian Countries

Banjul, 7 March 2024 – Today, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), launched the Africa Integrated Climate Risk Management Programme (AICRM): Strengthening Smallholder Farmers’ Resilience to Climate Change Impacts, with a workshop in Banjul, The Gambia. Dr Jyotsna Puri, Associate Vice-President of the Strategy and Knowledge Department (SKD) at IFAD, joined over 60 participants,

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