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Masaka farmers get cassava drying machine to add value, improve incomes

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 300 farmers under Masaka District Farmers Association -MADIFA have received a cassava drying and processing machine to improve on value addition, quick processing of making cassava flour, and increase their incomes. The 35million Shilling machine is a donation from Vi-Agroforestry, a development organisation fighting …

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Gov’t pledges support to cotton and vanilla farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is implementing a training programme through the Ministry of Agriculture to empower farmers with skills on production and marketing procedures of agricultural products that face price fluctuations. According to the State Minister for Industry, David Bahati, government  will facilitate farmers to join cooperatives so …

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VP Alupo blames poor agriculture productivity on low extension services

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vice President Jessica Alupo has blamed the low agriculture productivity in the country to low extension services provided to the farmers, a situation that has hindered development of the sector. Alupo said that currently, farmers are increasingly facing crop failure, poor yields and storage loses …

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Sironko receives UGX 800M to support scale irrigation

Sironko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sironko district has received Shillings 800million from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries-MAAIF for the purchase of irrigation equipment to support high-value crop production under the scale irrigation program. The District Production Officer, Patrick Charlie Okori, says that the project targets 250 farmers …

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New cotton price excites farmers in Acholi sub region

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cotton farmers in the Acholi sub-region are excited with the new price of cotton that has hit 2,000 Shillings. Recently, the Cotton Development Organization-CDO announced an indicative price of shillings 2,000 for a kilogram of cotton. The indicative price helps to regulate the price at …

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Experts predict bumper cotton harvest in Acholi

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cotton experts are predicting the favourable weather conditions in the Acholi sub region could see a higher production of cotton lint this farming season. Heavy rainfalls that triggered flooding last year affected cotton production in the region, leaving thousands of farmers with heavy losses. The …

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Farmers in Bududa reject seeds delivered under OWC program

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Bukibokolo sub county in Bududa district have rejected beans and maize seeds delivered under the Operation Wealth Creation. Bududa district received over 15,000 kilograms of maize and beans seeds. As a result, the district sent over 150 kilograms for distribution to farmers in …

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Businesswoman charged for selling counterfeit agro chemicals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 35-year-old businesswoman has been charged for selling counterfeit agro chemicals to unsuspecting farmers. The suspect identified as Evalyn Kunahimbire, was arraigned before the Buganda Road Grade One Magistrates Court and charged for forging a counterfeiting trademark, selling goods with false trademarks and falsely applying …

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Coccidiosis disease kills hundreds of poultry in Amuru

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A suspected outbreak of coccidiosis has claimed lives of hundreds of poultry birds in Amuru district leaving farmers counting losses. The disease has for the past one week been reported in the areas of Kal A, Kal B, Kal Centre, Labika and Lagak in Pabbo …

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