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Gov’t pledges support to cotton and vanilla farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is implementing a training programme through the Ministry of Agriculture to empower farmers with skills on production and marketing procedures of agricultural products that face price fluctuations. According to the State Minister for Industry, David Bahati, government  will facilitate farmers to join cooperatives so …

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New cotton price excites farmers in Acholi sub region

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cotton farmers in the Acholi sub-region are excited with the new price of cotton that has hit 2,000 Shillings. Recently, the Cotton Development Organization-CDO announced an indicative price of shillings 2,000 for a kilogram of cotton. The indicative price helps to regulate the price at …

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Experts predict bumper cotton harvest in Acholi

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cotton experts are predicting the favourable weather conditions in the Acholi sub region could see a higher production of cotton lint this farming season. Heavy rainfalls that triggered flooding last year affected cotton production in the region, leaving thousands of farmers with heavy losses. The …

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Cotton production declines in East Acholi over heavy rains

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The heavy rains experienced in East Acholi last year have seen a sharp decline in the quantity of cotton currently being harvested and sold outside the region. East Acholi is considered one of the cotton basket in Acholi sub-region. In 2020, cotton farmers in the …

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Prisons launch cotton farm in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Internal Affairs Minister, Mario Kania Obiga launched the Uganda Prisons cotton farm in Orom-Tikao government prisons in Kitgum district. The farm sits on a 7,200 acre of land in Tikao village Gule parish in Orom sub county that was offered by the community free …

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UBOS names crops that earned farmers money

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Bureau of Statistics-UBOS has released a list of ten crops where farmers last year earned better price than others. The list is contained in the new Producer Price Index (PPI) for agriculture released on Thursday. This is first-time UBOS has released …

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Kadaga interests Jewish Americans investors in Uganda

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has met and asked the visiting Presidents of Major Jewish American Organisations to support Uganda’s agricultural sector. Kadaga urged the investors to invest in the sector considering that Uganda’s economy largely depends on agriculture. The meeting was held …

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Cotton farmers decry infiltration of fake bank notes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cotton farmers in Nebbi district are losing huge sums of money to unscrupulous mobile cotton buyers using counterfeit currency notes. The cotton farmers argue that although the mobile cotton buyers pay better prices for their produce, many of them use counterfeit currency notes. John …

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BT Cotton Opportunity

Local players unhappy with govt’s shelving of biotechnology law Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | When confined field trials for insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant BT cotton started at the National Semi Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI) with support from the US-based Monsanto in 2006, researchers thought farmers would no longer worry of …

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