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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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Farmers welcome organic agriculture policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A cross-section of agriculture sector stakeholders has renewed the calls on the government to concentrate on promoting indigenous farming practices including organic agriculture which is cheap and environmentally friendly. The farmers say organic farming and consumption is now more important than before, following the outbreak …

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Nancy Kalembe promises to revive agricultural sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Presidential candidate Nancy Linda Kalembe has promised to revitalize the agricultural sector in the country if elected president. Kalembe who is canvassing for votes on various media platforms in Kampala says agriculture contributes a lot to the country with at least 22 percent of Gross …

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Rethinking approach to agriculture

In response to the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, most sub-Saharan governments are developing economic recovery plans. These will require some different thinking, particularly when it comes to agriculture. Wandile Sihlobo, the chief economist of the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa, explains to Michael Aliber, a professor …

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Climate change threatening commercial bee keeping

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commercial bee farming is under threat due to the adverse effects of climate change. This is according to the study by the Masaka district production and marketing department on the impact of unpredictable seasonal changes to agriculture in the area. Dr Lawrence Mayega, the Masaka …

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Muntu promises to revamp agriculture, develop talent

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Alliance for National Transformation- ANT presidential candidate, Gen. Gregg Mugisha Muntu has promised to revitalize the agricultural sector in the country if elected president in the forthcoming general elections. Muntu who is canvassing for votes in areas of Teso says agriculture contributes a lot …

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