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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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Luwero farmers warned against early planting as rains start

Ssemigga says  normal rains are expected in the second week of August Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Luwero District Senior Agriculture officer has warned farmers against early planting after experiencing sporadic rains for a week. Since May this year, Luwero district has been experiencing a dry spell which …

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Koboko stuck with unused presidential pledge ox ploughs

Koboko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over ten ox ploughs that were donated by president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni more than five years ago to promote agriculture mechanization and improve food production are still lying idle in the stores of Koboko Resident District Commoner’s office at Boma grounds. Koboko District Production …

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MPs cast doubts on implementation of Parish Development Model

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have expressed fear that government’s flag ship programme, the Parish Development Model (PDM) is likely to fail because most parishes are not yet prepared. MPs said that although the programme is inclined towards agricultural production and marketing, many parishes lack key infrastructure like …

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Sri Lanka declares Fridays holiday to promote agriculture

Colombo, Sri Lanka | Xinhua | Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers has approved a proposal to declare Fridays a holiday for government employees to encourage them to carry out agricultural work to increase production in the country, local media reported on Tuesday. According to a cabinet proposal, the ministers endorsed two key …

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Fire guts Ministry of Agriculture stores on Buganda Road

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fire has gutted the agri-chemicals and equipment central store of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animals Industries and Fisheries along Buganda road in Wandegeya in Kampala. The store shares the same compound with the Uganda Trypanosomiasis Control Council and Uganda Veterinary Board offices. Eyewitnesses say the fire spread …

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Ethiopia earns $2.9 bln from agricultural export in 7 months

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | XINHUA |  Ethiopia earned 2.9 billion U.S. dollars from the export of agricultural products during the past seven months, the state-run Ethiopian News Agency reported Thursday. The 2.9-billion-dollar export revenue was facilitated by the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX), which traded Ethiopia’s major export commodities such as …

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Banks should provide more than loans to farmers: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amidst a push for increasing access to agriculture financing by both government and donors, experts say those designing lending products for farmers should also help them build resilience with changes in weather. Paul Kweheria, the Team leader NU-TEC Financial services, a project funded by the UK …

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