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Highlights of the 2016-2021 NRM Manifesto achievements

  NRM MANIFESTO WEEK |  Agriculture sector – Agriculture is one of the major drivers of Uganda’s economic growth with over 64% of the population employed in the sector and with Agriculture-based products accounting for about 43% of exports in FY 2019/20. The Agriculture sector registered improved growth rates from 2.8% …

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Uganda Breweries, NARO partner to promote agric research

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Uganda Breweries Limited and National Agricultural Research Organisation have launched a partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation commitment that seeks to establish, foster and promote research and development in the agriculture sector. The MoU signing would promote linkages and partnership for purposes of …

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Uganda tomato prices up as demand in Kenya rises

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya’s decision to re-open its market for Uganda’s produce mainly grain, has increased demand for other produce from the country, eventually leading to the increase in the price of other agricultural products. Prices of tomatoes, onions, carrots and green pepper have jumped up in Uganda …

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Catholic Church gets investment boost from US Govt

A US Govt $20 million loan will help Catholic Church support development activities in sub-Saharan Africa 📌 Missio Invest Current Footprint ▪ Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria, Tanzania 📌Near-term Expansion ▪ Ghana, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Cote D’Ivoire, The Gambia, New York, US | THE INDEPENDENT | Missio Invest, an impact investor that provides …

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Farmers in Buvuma applaud oil palm project

Today, 154 people majority of whom are residents of Buvuma Islands are employed at just one main nursery bed Buvuma, Uganda | SIERRA RUTH ARINAITWE  | Joyce Namusobya has been a subsistence farmer based in Bukagali village on Buvuma Island for as long as she can remember, using her land …

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Solar irrigation scheme has failed – Kanungu farmers

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The solar irrigation scheme built along Ntungwa river in Kanungu district has failed to make any positive impact on agriculture on the area, the farmers have revealed. The government completed the scheme which is found in Kameme village in Kibimbiri parish in Kihihi sub county …

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Agriculture insurance still a mystery among farmers in Acholi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Acholi sub-region are yet to embrace insurance policies put in place to protect them from losses arising out of drought, pests and disease and floods among other calamities. The government unveiled in the financial year 2016-2017, a 5 billion Shillings Agriculture Insurance Premium …

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Kitgum gets UGX 985 million small scale irrigation scheme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Water and Environment has commissioned a small scale irrigation scheme worth 985 Million Shillings in Labongo Amida sub county in Kitgum district. It was constructed by the ministry under the supervision of the Water for Production Northern Regional Centre with funding from …

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