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Museveni rallies farmers to embrace mechanized agriculture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has rallied Ugandan farmers to embrace good farming practices and mechanized agriculture in order to increase productivity. The President made the plea while commissioning the agricultural mechanization equipment at Namalere National Agricultural Referral Mechanization Centre on Thursday. At the event, Museveni handed over …

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UN funded survey says value of organic exports reached US$159m in 2021

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s value of organic exports have increased from $123m in 2018 to $159m in 2021 according to a survey report conducted by the National Organic Agriculture Movement of Uganda, funded by United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) and Uganda’s Ministry of …

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Farmers in Acholi tipped to embrace commercial agriculture

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Northern Uganda Rehabilitation, Grace Kwiyucwiny has asked farmers in Acholi sub-region to shift from subsistence to commercial agriculture to eradicate poverty and attract processing plants. Kwiyucwiny says the majority of farmers in the region are still engaged in subsistence farming which hasn’t …

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How Uganda could cushion itself from global food supply shocks

FAO research urges Govt to prioritize investments in agriculture to spur growth and reduce poverty Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | A set of economic studies by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has found that modest but well-prioritized investments in Uganda’s agricultural sector could in the long run lower food …

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FAO urges Uganda on public investment in agriculture

Kampala, Uganda | Xinhua | The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has urged Uganda to repurpose public investment in agriculture to spur economic recovery in the face of the COVID-19 effects and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. A report, issued by the FAO late on Wednesday, said in the context of …

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Kenyan leader vows to invest in agriculture to boost food security

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan President William Ruto on Thursday vowed to massively invest in agriculture to increase food production, and reduce the cost of living. While addressing the nation during celebrations to mark this year’s Heroes Day, Ruto said his government will urgently construct many dams to help put …

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MPs applaud Museveni for transforming agriculture sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have applauded President Yoweri Museveni for putting emphasis on value addition of agricultural products saying it will transform the agricultural sector. This was during the debate on the President’s State of Nation Address which he delivered to Parliament on Tuesday, 07 June 2022. Namayingo District …

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