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MPs defer UGX 990 Bn loan for irrigation, enterprise development

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has delayed the approval of funding amounting to 990 billion Shillings to finance the construction of irrigation schemes, drainage channels and dams as part of a new climate-resilient irrigation project. The project is expected to benefit 63,200 smallholder farmers in Isingiro, Kanungu, Lamwo, Lira, …

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UN postpones all regional climate weeks to 2021

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Africa Climate week meeting which was to be held in Kampala Uganda has been pushed to 2021 over coronavirus pandemic.  The meeting which normally attracts African environmentalist and Climate Change expert should have taken place between 20-24th April but it was called off in …

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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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Climate at mercy of politics in 2020, experts warn

Paris, France | AFP | 2020 is the most crucial year yet for humanity’s plan to dodge the bullet of catastrophic global warming, experts said Saturday, warning that the narrow path to safety was riddled with pitfalls, from the US election to Brexit. When nations struck the 2015 Paris agreement, which …

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Thousands trapped on Australia beaches encircled by huge fires

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia Tuesday, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land. Four thousand people were trapped on the foreshore of the town of Mallacoota and many others sought …

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Uganda hosts first CRAFT climate seminar for Financial Institutions and Service Providers

  CRAFT TARGETS • Increasing productivity and income for 300,000 smallholder farmers; • Improving business performance for 50 agribusiness SMEs and 30 cooperatives (of which at least 25% are managed by women and/or youth); • Climate resilient sustainable food production practiced on 600,000 hectares. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With …

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