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Organic farming offers green jobs

But focus on export poses unexpected challenges Kampala, Uganda | ANDREW S. KAGGWA | Uganda’s organic farming scene could change dramatically if a new model introduced by the government catches on. To see the model first hand, one must travel 56 kilometres west from the capital, Kampala, to Kampiringisa in Mpigi …

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Fish maw wars

Ugandan traders battle Chinese, Indians, over lucrative business Kampala, Uganda | ANDREW S. KAGGWA | A row has developed between the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and fish exporters on one side and fish traders on the other over the sale of fish maws. Siraje Walusimbi, an executive …

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Sembuya’s chocolate dreams

Young entrepreneur exploits well-kept secret Kampala, Uganda | ANDREW S. KAGGWA | That Uganda has the largest single owned cocoa farm in Africa is perhaps one of the best kept secrets – and Stephen Sembuya, the co-owner of the cocoa trading and processing firm Pink Foods Industries, was born into it. …

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Riding to riches on bamboo

Kasoma’s beautiful, environmental friendly alternative to metallic bicycles  Kampala, Uganda | ANDREW S. KAGGWA | Jesus Christ on a wooden bicycle! That is an expression often used to show surprise, shock and disbelief. It could easily come to mind, for example, once someone tells you that there are bicycles made …

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Samuel Mugarura: In love with teargas

How admiration for army life drove a young man’s inventive mind Samuel Mugarura, 24, a final year student of chemistry and botany attracted attention in 2016 when he unveiled teargas he says he made from a tiny store in his mother’s house using common items like onions, red pepper, and …

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ANALYSIS: After armyworm

Is Uganda ready for the next big attack? Uganda is under attack. It is under attack from the Fall Armyworm in what experts call a “biological invasion”. Unfortunately, it appears, the government was caught unprepared. It has reacted with a mixture of indecision, panic, bluff, and deployment of ineffective intervention. …

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