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Muntu promises 10 percent budget allocation to agricultural sector

Lyantonde, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Alliance for National Transformation-ANT Presidential Candidate Gregory Mugisha Muntu has pledged to allocate 10 percent of the national budget to the Agriculture sector. Muntu, who was campaigning at Lyantonde district playground in Sunday, promised that if elected in office, his government will actualize the …

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Experts urge Africa to promote biotechnology to spur agricultural development

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | African agricultural experts have called on governments, development agencies and regional economic communities to integrate biotechnology into the continent’s agricultural development. The experts also urged governments to strengthen and harmonize biotechnology policies and biosafety regulations to create an enabling environment for biotechnology development in Africa. …

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Agriculture minister laments agricultural problems

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agriculture minister Vincent Ssempija has lamented the myriad of challenges that face the agriculture sector. The minister under whose docket also falls Animal Industry and Fisheries reeled off problem after problem under his docket while commissioning the improved modern livestock market in Ongino sub county …

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Biotech crops can save Africa’s food shortage

Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | Biotech crops can effectively contribute to addressing food security and mitigating climate change challenges in Africa, according to Dr. Sylvester Oikeh, TELA Project Manager at the African Agricultural Technology Foundation. Dr. Oikeh, who was speaking during the Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (MESHA’s) Fourth African …

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Bankers criticized for not assisting agricultural sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commercial banks and government have been criticized for not putting much emphasis on developing the agriculture sector. Dr James Kanyije, the executive director of KK Foods Limited said on Thursday that bankers had let farmers down by classifying the sector as risky. He said …

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Services, wholesale and retail sectors gain

As COVID-19 lockdown measures hit agriculture, construction and industry Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | For the first time since February, the headline Stanbic Bank Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) crossed into positive territory recording a reading of 50.3 during July, up from 46.5 in June. This is a significant recovery …

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Farmers in Lwengo get UGX 280m resource centre

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buddu Agricultural Farmers Association-BAFFA which operates in Lwengo district has secured a resource centre to improve agricultural productivity in the area. The centre worth 280 million shillings was obtained through a partnership with the Uganda Communication Commission- UCC, to support farmers get updated information …

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