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Gov’t to revive district farm institutes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries under the Directorate of agricultural extension services is fast-tracking the revival of District Farm Institutes to boost agriculture. The initiative which is part of the broader objective of transforming farmers from subsistence to commercial agriculture has been …

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Lack of transport hindering agriculture extension works in island districts

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The absence of sufficient transport means for agriculture extension workers in Kalangala and Buvuma districts is hampering the promotion of good agricultural practices in several outlying islands. The Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Ministry, has purchased 72 double cabin vehicles and 1200 motorcycles …

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Forty-six new US Peace Corps Volunteers start work in Uganda

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac has presided over the swearing-in ceremony of 46 United States Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs). This newest group of 21 health and 25 agribusiness volunteers brings the total number of Peace Corps Volunteers currently serving in Uganda …

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Dependence on agriculture sign of backwardness -Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said the high number of people depending on agriculture is a sign that Ugandans are still backward. Uganda is a highly agricultural country and about 70 percent of the country’s population is employed in the agricultural sector. But while …

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SNV targets improved life for 20 million in Strategic Plan 2019-2022

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  SNV has in its new  4-year strategic plan outlined an ambitious goal to improve the quality of life of 20 million people while contributing to systems change in the agriculture, energy and WASH sectors in at least 21 countries including Uganda. The plan entitled ‘Local know-how …

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Agriculture tops Uganda’s January loan portfolio

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agriculture might be finally catching financiers’ eye, with money disbursed to farmers topping all other sectors in January, according to official figures. Statistics from the Finance and Economic Development Ministry show that agriculture received 28% (Sh 283bn) of all loans disbursed in January up …

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