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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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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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