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Kenya tightens avocado quality control to safeguard export market

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenya’s Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) said on Friday that it has reviewed the country’s avocado maturity indices and post-harvest handling process to safeguard the export market as global demand for the fruit surges. Kenya will now only export fruits that have a minimum of 24 …

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Free Zones Authority asks for additional funds for Entebbe establishment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Free Zones Authority has asked Parliament’s Finance Committee to consider adding Shs29.5 billion to its budgetary allocation for the financial year 2022/2023. According to the Authority’s Executive Director, Hez Kimoomi Alinda, Shs28.24 billion of the additional funding will cater for the completion of …

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Uganda records positive balance of trade, as gold receipts hurt

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s export and import trade sector recorded declines in both volumes and value in the last six months of the year ending October 2021, as economic activity slowed down compared to the previous six months. Uganda had previously recorded a deficit in trade in both …

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UNBS closes 50 maize mills in quality enforcement drive

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards has commenced enforcement of quality standards against uncertified maize grain and maize flour. The enforcement started with the closure of more than 50 mills in parts of Luwero and Jinja among others. This follows a year-long quality sensitisation campaign which …

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Global trade frictions severe in 2020: report

Beijing, China | Xinhua | Global trade frictions were severe last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and also the consequent economic decline, said a report from China’s trade promotion body. The global economic and trade measures index, introduced by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, was on …

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Uganda yet to sign protocol for fish maw exportation to China

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has learnt that the signing of a protocol for exportation of fish maws and other aquatic products to China is yet to be signed pending an input from the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. Vincent Ssempijja, the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry …

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Oil exports key for Uganda to handle growing debt – BoU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s capacity to manage its growing public debt will depend on the country’s ability to export oil by 2023, a Bank of Uganda June 2019 State of the Economy report has shown. In the report, the Central Bank indicates that Uganda’s public debt stock will …

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Demand for Avocado soars as overseas market opens

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Having trouble to decide which fruit to plant to generate income? Avocado could be a good bet. It can go on a toast, with pizza, morning katogo and make good juice. The growing demand for fruits both domestically and internationally has forced several farmers to …

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MPs want UWEP groups to venture into export

Kampala, Uganda | FRANK MUGABI | Women Members of Parliament have called for the elevation of Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP) groups to increase production with an eye on the export market. The MPs noted that many of the women groups they have visited are engaged in sectors whose products are …

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