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Ugandan Cabinet Approves National Fertilizer Policy

The evolution of policy in Uganda is something that continues to tickle many heads. In 2010, Economic Policy Research centre (EPRC) set out to develop a National Fertilizer Policy for Uganda. This was on the backdrop that Ugandans soils were no longer fertile, thus calling for an urgent need of …

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Incubators to the rescue

Currently, Africa has about six agribusiness incubators, two of which are in Uganda At just 27, Sam Turyatunga is the proprietor of Tursam Investments Ltd, the producers of Uhuru branded juices. In 2015, he was producing 15,000 litres of juice and had a turnover of $5,000 (Shs 17 million) per …

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Finance asked to streamline Dairy sector taxes

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has asked the Ministry of Finance to take new measures to help Uganda’s dairy industry compete favorably on the world stage. He was responding to pleas for government support to the industry when Kiruhura district dairy farmers visited his country home in Rwakitura on Saturday. He …

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Museveni woos tourism investors, says agro-processing key

Uganda’s tourism and agro-processing potential, in addition to tough measures against poaching, make the country a goldmine for investors, President Yoweri Museveni has said. At the sidelines of The Giants Club Summit, Museveni assured potential investors that all the country’s national parks and game reserves are safe while the government …

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China and Uganda Agricultural Industrial Park launched

PHOTOGRAPHS: President Yoweri Museveni yesterday performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the China-Uganda Agricultural Industrial Park in Butuntumula, Katikamu North in Luwero district. The project investment is estimated at US$ 220million. The project once complete will help farmers increase their agricultural incomes through accessing improved seeds and advanced …

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Uganda’s failure to transform

Why in spite of registering good welfare outcomes we have made little progress at structural transformation I have just been reading the National Population and Housing Census (NHPC) report for 2014. It shows Uganda has registered many welfare improvements, but also reveals that President Yoweri Museveni’s dream of transforming Uganda …

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Backyard Agriculture

By Flavia Nassaka How Kampalans are turning urban agriculture into a source of income and good nutrition Her compound is a collection of numerous containers; bottles, tyres, vases, just name it. That is the ‘land’ on which Harriet Nakabale grows her crops. “I grew up knowing that every woman must …

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