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Agribusiness forum exposes opportunities

Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa is an agricultural economist and board chairman of the Microfinance Support Centre. He also served as the Chairman of the National Planning Authority from 2008 to 2018. Victoria Sekitoleko is the current chairperson of Uganda Agribusiness Alliance (UAA) and former minister of agriculture. Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE …

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Danish food tech and agribusiness experts to visit Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Denmark has over the years maintained an enviable track record in agriculture production, with its annual yield being three times the amount it needs for itself. This, thanks to a good percentage of arable land and moderate climate but more importantly its extremely advanced technology …

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Households’ production of millet, beans falling – UBOS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Farming households in Uganda are increasingly staying away from growing millet and beans, with the yields of both crops dropping since 2008, Uganda Bureau of Statistics has shown. Instead, the households are turning to cassava, maize, and bananas. These revelations are contained in the annual agricultural …

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Resources for agriculture in Uganda

Planning and allocating resources to agriculture must follow five principles and 20 interconnected actions COMMENT | MILDRED BARUNGI | “A world where food is nutritious and accessible for everyone, in which natural resources are managed in a way that maintains ecosystem functions to support current and future human needs.” This …

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WORLD BANK: Agriculture key to ending poverty in Uganda

  ✳ Discontinue the fragmentation of districts (if possible, consolidate to reduce administrative costs). ✳ Government’s outsized role in the agriculture sector leaves little room for private sector participation. ✳ Technical inefficiencies pervade delivery of subsidized inputs, procured by the NAADS and distributed by the OWC to farmers. ✳ Rather …

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Tractor protest sparks ‘biggest’ Dutch traffic jam

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP |  Thousands of Dutch farmers drove their tractors on Tuesday to a huge protest against government climate policies, causing the country’ biggest ever traffic jams, officials said. The farmers travelled from all over the country to The Hague for the four-wheeled demonstration, saying they had …

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Benin counts the cost after Nigeria shutters border

Cotonou, Benin | AFP |  Dozens of baskets brimming with newly-picked tomatoes gently rot in the sticky heat, becoming the latest casualty in a bout of trade tension between Benin and Nigeria. On August 19, President Muhammadu Buhari unexpectedly closed Nigeria’s borders to goods trade with Benin and Niger, declaring the …

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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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