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Britain mobilises workers from Europe to save crops

Britain turns to Europe to save its crops London, United Kingdom | AFP | To save fields of asparagus and strawberries threatened with rotting, Britain is mobilising a workforce of students, the unemployed — and workers from Europe. Little more than two months after leaving the European Union, accompanied by …

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How UPDF is fighting voracious desert locusts

Otuke, Uganda | AFP | Under a warm morning sun scores of weary UPDF soldiers stare as millions of yellow locusts rise into the northern Ugandan sky, despite hours spent spraying vegetation with chemicals in an attempt to kill them. From the tops of shea trees, fields of pea plants …

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Destructive locust swarms arrive in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  A locust infestation sweeping the Horn of Africa reached Uganda on Sunday, a government minister said as the prime minister convened an emergency meeting to address the pest invasion. “The locusts entered Uganda today” from Kenya, said Moses Kizige, the minister in charge of the …

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Kitgum irrigation scheme to boost food production

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Manwoko village, in Labongo Amida sub-county, Kitgum district are optimistic to continue as the drought season sets in, following the establishment a modern irrigation scheme in their area. The irrigation scheme which sits on 17 acres of land was set up by …

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Now, NAADS suspends distribution of tractors to farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) has suspended the distribution of more than 240 tractors to farmer groups around the country. The tractors were procured under the second priority area of the 2016 – 2020 Agriculture Sector Strategic Development Plan for mechanization of Agriculture. …

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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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