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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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Kenya bets on biotech cotton to create 50,000 jobs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kenyan government is betting on mass production of genetically modified cotton to create 50,000 jobs and generate Sh20 billion in apparel export earnings this year as part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s final term economic revival plan. The plan, which includes policy review and crafting …

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Organic cotton farming:

By Independent Reporter Tanzania overtakes Uganda African producers are muscling onto the global organic market, snatching four of the ten top producer slots, according to the Organic Cotton Farm and Fiber Report 2008 released by the international monitoring body, Organic Exchange (OE) Uganda retained the seventh position among the top …

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Global organic cotton expands by 152 percent

By Independent Reporter Thanks to the heightened demand from small-to-large sized retailers around the world, the organic cotton cultivation has zoomed 152 percent in 2007-08, according to a recent report by Texas-based Organic Exchange (OE) The report titled Organic Cotton Farm and Fiber Report 2008 said that organic cotton production …

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