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Coronavirus hits farmers farm news

Coronavirus hits farmers

Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Ugandan farmers are among the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown measures in Africa according to research released on Oct.16 by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), an independent

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Kampala residents lack food farm news Livelihood

Kampala residents lack food

Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | People living in towns are likely not to have food in the right amounts and nutritious value in the coming months, according to experts from 15 international organisations is

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Katanga residents face eviction Urban poor

Katanga residents face eviction

The residents fought a lengthy legal battle with Makerere University over the land in contention. Over 1500 residents who occupy 36 acres of land in Katanga valley in Kampala are living in fear of

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Maj. Gen. Kyaligonza sued over land Livelihood

Maj. Gen. Kyaligonza sued over land

A company has dragged Maj. Gen. Matayo Kyaligonza to the High Court, accusing him of trespassing on its land. Kayokamu Engineering Limited sued Kyaligonza alongside the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board (DAPCB) and the

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Shs148 billion earmarked for irrigation farm news

Shs148 billion earmarked for irrigation

T he Agriculture ministry has said $40m (about Shs148 billion) has been earmarked for the first phase of micro-scale irrigation programme to boost production among small holder farmers. The ministry said the programme aims

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Over 100 Karuma families to relocate Livelihood

Over 100 Karuma families to relocate

The long awaited relocation of people who were affected by the Karuma hydropower dam construction project is underway. The Government has finalised plans to relocate the over 100 families to Nwoya. The chairperson of

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FAO warns of severe dry spell farm news

FAO warns of severe dry spell

Kampala- As floods wreak havoc across the country, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has warned of severe drought between November to February 2021 that will cause food scarcity in the country. This warning was

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Coffee consumption is on the rise in Uganda farm news

Coffee consumption is on the rise in Uganda

There’s a new trend brewing in Uganda amongst the younger generation that can be found in an aroma-filled cup of cappuccino or espresso. Indeed, despite being the second-largest coffee-producer on the African continent, Ugandans

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How to earn more from coffee farm news

How to earn more from coffee

Farmers are advised to harvest only the ripe cherries Coffee farming and its value chain is considered to be an activity mainly undertaken by male famers. Female farmers have been urged to engage in

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Kamya summoned over UTL land Livelihood

Kamya summoned over UTL land

Kadaga ordered Kamya to appear before the House within two weeks and explain how the land ended up in private hands. PARLIAMENT|UTL|LAND GRABBING|FRAUD KAMPALA – Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has summoned lands minister Beti

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Kayunga to get pineapple juice processing factory farm news

Kayunga to get pineapple juice processing factory

By FRED MUZAALE The government through the National Agricultural Advisory Services (Naads) is constructing a multi-billion pineapple juice processing factory in Kayunga District amid challenges of low production and wrong location. The Busaale Pineapple

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Sugarcane prices in Busoga drop further farm news

Sugarcane prices in Busoga drop further

Sugarcane farmers in Busoga are struggling to cope with the declining prices of cane. PHOTO/ FILE PHOTO  Sugarcane farmers in Busoga Sub-region are crying foul following the continued drop in prices for cane, with

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Uganda is Getting 3 Million New Trees Technology

Uganda is Getting 3 Million New Trees

©The Jane Goodall Institute  Human settlement, agriculture, and logging have not been kind to the world’s trees, and in turn, have been nothing short of disastrous for the animals that call those trees home.

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Cattle raids return to Karamoja farm news

Cattle raids return to Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | It is early afternoon in Lokitela-ekuam village in Rupa sub-county in Moroto District on July 01 and about 200 villagers are seated under a big umbrella tree, discussing increasing

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Farmers stuck with sugarcane farm news

Farmers stuck with sugarcane

Sugarcane farmers in Busoga are stuck with about 7.5 million tonnes of sugarcane after millers allegedly failed to consume them. Speaking to Daily Monitor on Wednesday, the Busoga Sugarcane Out-growers Association (BSGA) spokesperson, Mr

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FAO partners with the Adaptation Fund farm news

FAO partners with the Adaptation Fund

ROME — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been accredited as an implementing partner of the Adaptation Fund and will work with the international fund on projects to help

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Nursery bed farmers stuck with seedlings farm news

Nursery bed farmers stuck with seedlings

Nursery bed operators who have been supplying coffee seedlings to government in Masaka, Lwengo, Kyotera and Rakai districts are stuck with them after the distribution was halted in March following the Covid-19 pandemic. The

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Food shortage looms as lockdown hits farmers farm news

Food shortage looms as lockdown hits farmers

A farmer uprooting weeds from his maize field in Kasese district. The COVID-19 lockdown has prevented farmers from accessing farm inputs. (File photo) AGRICULTURE Food production is often a combination of different factors, ranging

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Why you must consider crossbreeding farm news

Why you must consider crossbreeding

Exotic baron breed bred by scientists at Aswa Ranch for the last seven years weighing 900kg. Photo by Lominda Afedraru By Lominda Afedraru Dairy and beef cattle production is certainly a daunting undertaking, especially

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