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Lamwo poultry farmers struggling with coccidiosis diseases outbreak

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Poultry farmers in Lamwo district are grappling with huge losses following an outbreak of Coccidiosis that ismainly affecting chicken. The outbreak has been reported in Locken East, Locken West, Palwal, Ongako, Alenyo and Tadi villages in Wangtit parish, Padibe East Sub County and in the neighbouring …

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Abera irrigation scheme boosts vegetable farming in Gulu district

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The 700 Million Shillings Abera mini-irrigation scheme has boosted vegetable growing among farmers in Paibona Sub County Gulu district. The scheme located in Ayweri Village was constructed by the Ministry of Water and Environment to facilitate commercial farming among vulnerable households in Gulu district. Erick …

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Improved prices fuel harvest of immature palm oil fruits

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Palm Oil fruit farmers have resorted to harvesting immature fruits because of improved prices. The price of the Fresh Fruit Bunch-FFB increased to Shillings 700 from Shillings 400 in December last year. The price has increased further to Shillings 831 a kilogram. David Balironda, the …

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What next for Uganda‘s agricultural surplus?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has advised farmers to take seriously complaints from regional and international markets about the quality of Ugandan produce. Ugandan products have undergone a series of rejection over the last three years from the regional markets of Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania over quality concerns and …

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Agriculture insurance still a mystery among farmers in Acholi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Acholi sub-region are yet to embrace insurance policies put in place to protect them from losses arising out of drought, pests and disease and floods among other calamities. The government unveiled in the financial year 2016-2017, a 5 billion Shillings Agriculture Insurance Premium …

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Over 200 farmers register to grow tea on large scale in Acholi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several farmers in Acholi sub region have signed up to start growing tea on an estimated 32,000 acres of land when the first rainy season sets in 2021. Tea growing was introduced in Acholi by Edwin Beekunda Atukunda, the founder and executive director of Edwin …

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MPs demand framework for payment of Bunyoro tobacco farmers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Members of Parliament have asked the government to explain circumstances under which Tobacco farmers from Bunyoro sub-region, who are owed money by private companies will be paid off.     The matter follows a supplementary budget request of 291 billion Shillings, which among others, proposes an …

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