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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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Ghana farmers sweet on cocoa minimum price drive

Accra, Ghana | AFP |  Kwame Boadu was forced to abandon his cocoa plantation to work in Ghana’s capital Accra, but when the government announced plans for a price floor he began dreaming of a return to his fields. A higher guaranteed price for the crop means a cocoa farmer “can afford …

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BOU defends performance of Agriculture Credit Facility

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bank of Uganda Deputy Governor Dr Louis Kasekende has dispelled claims that the Agriculture Credit Facility (ACF) administered by the central bank was nonfunctional, saying there are success stories to speak for it. Kasekende was speaking at the ten-year anniversary of the facility …

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Ugandan farmers set to benefit from Dutch funded ICT project

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge |  A total of 250, 000 smallholder farmers have been digitally profiled by a development organisation – The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) – in a bid to support their use of information communication technology tools to trade. The profiling was done under …

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Farmer’s Group stuck with rice huller

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of 300 small holder farmers in Gulu district is stuck with a rice huller despite the bumper harvest due to lack of electricity. It is now three months since Latyeng Farmer Group in Laliya Sub County, about 10 Kilometers North of Gulu Town …

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Farmers lift ban on supplying sugarcane to Kinyara

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sugarcane farmers in Masindi have resolved to lift their ban to supply cane to Kinyara Sugar Limited. The farmers slapped a ban on supplying cane to Kinyara Sugar Limited on October 18th, 2018 following their failure to agree with the company on the final payment …

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