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Health and safety in forestry sector

Study shows that it can reduce business costs and improve productivity for Uganda’s small-scale sawmillers | ZAINABU KAKUNGULU | Over the past two decades, growing trees, mainly for timber and poles increasingly became a popular investment venture in Uganda. It is estimated that the area of forest plantations in Uganda …

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East Africa’s livestock sector reeling from climatic shocks

Climatic shocks have worsened poverty, food insecurity, and income losses to smallholder farmers and pastoralists in the region Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The livestock sector across the East and Horn of Africa has experienced a slump in productivity due to climatic shocks including frequent droughts, experts said at a virtual …

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Kenya’s ban on Uganda maize

Why the alleged substandard exports should help nation rethink its agricultural extension interventions  COMMENT | WALTER AKENA | On March 5, 2021, the Kenyan Government issued a ban on the importation of maize from Uganda. The decision, according to the head of Kenyan Agriculture and Food Authority stemmed from their …

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FAO seeks funding for locust fight in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Wednesday appealed for additional funding to enable it to scale up operations against desert locusts in Somalia. The UN agency said the international community has committed 50.4 million U.S. dollars so far to support FAO and …

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FAO, Uganda Agribusiness Alliance want Ugandans in diaspora to exploit opportunities in agriculture value chain

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Ugandans in the diaspora have mega opportunities to exploit in the agriculture value chain for Uganda using their periodical earnings, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation Country Representative for Uganda Dr. Antonio Querido. He was speaking to The Independent during the Uganda Diaspora Agribusiness …

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UN issues alert on new wave of desert locusts in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has issued an alert on the fresh desert locust invasions in Somalia that pose a huge threat to food security. In its desert locust situation update, FAO said more swarms will in the next days …

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Coronavirus hits farmers

Survey shows Uganda faces worst food risk in Africa Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Ugandan farmers are among the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown measures in Africa according to research released on Oct.16 by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), an independent international development organisation that works to …

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Kampala residents lack food

More towns also affected, according to experts Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | People living in towns are likely not to have food in the right amounts and nutritious value in the coming months, according to experts from 15 international organisations is who monitor such issues.They include United Nations agencies like …

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