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Madagascar paddy farmers rise up against ‘new city’

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | Anger is boiling over in the hills surrounding Antananarivo over plans to relocate part of Madagascar’s choked capital to emerald-green farmland. Hundreds of farmers in Ambohitrimanjaka village are facing off with the authorities over a presidential scheme that threatens to engulf a thousand hectares (2,500 acres) …

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Farmers in Lango dash to plant crops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Farmers in Lango sub-region have taken advantage of the early rains to plant crops. Previously planting season would begin with first rain in late January and continues until October when the rain would reduce before ushering dry season. But in the recent years, the …

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Maize, sim sim export earnings increase

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Maize and sesame (sim sim) farmers in Uganda are laughing to the bank after the prices of their crops rebounded pushing the country’s export earnings up in August. Maize export earnings were up by 145% in the month of August, bringing in $13m (Shs 48bn) …

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Bunyoro farmers demand oil opportunities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in the oil-rich Bunyoro region have demanded for exposure to commercial opportunities in oil and gas sector. According to the farmers they have all the goods and services to supply in the oil and gas sector but do not know the quality and the …

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Renewable energy alternatives can tame deforestation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Ugandan farmers are demanding that the government addresses deforestation through a deliberate investment in alternative sources of energy.    They say that the approach should be integrated with the operationalization of the tree fund stipulated under the Environment and the National Tree Planting Act and implemented …

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