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Do not plant yet, farmers warned farm news

Do not plant yet, farmers warned

Experts have warned farmers not to rush into planting anything, explaining that the current rains are just seasonal and occasionally occur during dry spells. “These rains will not last for long. Farmers should hold

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Gov’t commissions sh430m irrigation scheme farm news

Gov’t commissions sh430m irrigation scheme

Eng. John Twinomujuni explaining to the Kyegegwa district how the irrigation scheme works.Photo by Adolf Ayoreka KYEGEGWA – The Government, through the water and environment ministry under the department of water for production, has handed

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UNBS opens Shs22bn food lab farm news

UNBS opens Shs22bn food lab

Kampala, Uganda |  The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has opened the UNBS national food safety laboratory building whose construction started in 2010 when the body acquired land to build its headquarters in

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Why coffee prices continue to drop farm news

Why coffee prices continue to drop

Despite a steady increase in coffee consumption around the world, trade prices have fallen dramatically in the past three years. Futures on arabica and robusta, the most widespread varieties of coffee, have fallen 40

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57 rice companies fold operations farm news

57 rice companies fold operations

Redudant rice milling machines at Damaza Grain Millers Limited factory in Jinja District. The company is among those that laid off some workers due to low production capacity. PHOTO by Joanita Mbabazi  Recently, rice

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Controversy over National Coffee Bill farm news

Controversy over National Coffee Bill

Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | One of Uganda’s favourite crop, coffee, could soon be heavily regulated as the government takes a step to amend the existing law. The proposed law, National Coffee Bill, 2018,

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Who owns Shimoni land? Livelihood

Who owns Shimoni land?

By Isaac Mufumba In a period of nine months, between September 2005 and May 2006, ownership of the 14.5 acre piece of land that was previously the home of both Shimoni Core Primary Teachers

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Museveni’s GMO law dilemma farm news

Museveni’s GMO law dilemma

Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Six months since Parliament passed a revised Genetic Engineering Bill, 2018, that included demands by President Yoweri Museveni, he has not signed it into law. But he has also

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Agriculture topped January loan portfolio farm news

Agriculture topped January loan portfolio

Agriculture might be finally catching financiers’ eye, with money disbursed to farmers topping all other sectors in January, according to official figures released from the ministry of Finance and Economic Development. Agriculture received 28% (Shs

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Uganda Expects First Oil Production To Be Delayed To 2022 Technology

Uganda Expects First Oil Production To Be Delayed To 2022

Uganda expects to begin producing oil in 2022, its energy minister Irene Muloni said on Feb. 13, indicating a slight delay from the east African country’s revised target of 2021. Uganda discovered crude reserves more than 10 years ago but production has been repeatedly delayed by

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EU applauds Uganda on oil management farm news

EU applauds Uganda on oil management

EU Ambassador Attilio Pacifici and H.E Museveni Uganda’s decision to join EITI is a positive step towards improved public financial management and accountability of natural resources – EU By Vicky Wandawa OIL AND GAS

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