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Farmers recycle low yielding seeds as gov’t inputs delay

Masaka, Uganda |┬áTHE INDEPENDENT |┬áFarmers in Greater Masaka area are recycling low-yielding seeds following delays in the delivery of agricultural inputs by the government. For close to a decade now, the government has been directly distributing farming inputs that include improved planting materials and fertilizers through Operation Wealth Creation-OWC and …

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Coffee farmers run to Parliament over seedlings fiasco

Kampala, Uganda |┬áTHE INDEPENDENT |┬áCoffee farmers want Parliament to direct the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to allow coffee nursery farmers to supply seedlings to farmers and payments be made later. This was contained in a petition presented to Parliament by Sheema district woman Member of Parliament Rosemary …

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Vietnamese envoy meets Deputy Speaker over coffee processing

Kampala, Uganda |┬áTHE INDEPENDENT |┬áDeputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa has called for cooperation with Vietnam to develop the countryÔÇÖs coffee value chain for the benefit of farmers. In a meeting with VietnamÔÇÖs Ambassador-Designate to Uganda, H.E. Nguyen Nam Tien, on Monday, 22 August 2022, the Deputy Speaker said mutual cooperation in …

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Minister supports modern technologies for grassroot farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áThe Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Monica Musenero has stressed the need for the extension of newly developed modern agricultural technologies to small holder farmers allover the country, which she says will spearhead efforts of improving the quality of their yields in the …

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Farmers accuse Masaka environment officers of selective law enforcement

Masaka, Uganda |┬áTHE INDEPENDENT |┬áThe Masaka District Environment and Natural Resource Officers are on the spot for selective enforcement of environmental laws. The district natural resource officers backed by the police are conducting operations in which they have cut down several acres of seasonal crops and plants grown in the …

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Pig farmers cry foul over high prices of maize bran

Luwero, Uganda |┬áTHE INDEPENDENT |┬áSeveral piggery farmers in Luwero district have stopped using maize as a key component of pig feeds citing high prices. Families in at least 47 out of 101 parishes in Luwero district are involved in piggery. But the households are crying foul over the high costs …

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Farmers in Ankole hit by dry spell

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in the Ankole region are counting losses following the long dry spell that has taken a toll on their crop gardens. A number of farmers say that they have lost it all this season because of the inconsistent and intermittent rains that have …

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