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Karamoja’s food challenge

Donors offer relief but locals have different ideas Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The north-eastern sub-region of Karamoja is notorious for its perennial food shortage. And once again humanitarian aid is flowing in. This time, the aid is in form of a Shs16.69billion (€4 million) project known as the …

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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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