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7,000 farmers in Lango enroll for crop insurance scheme

Under this scheme, a farmer is required to pay about 30,000 shillings per acre to insure their crops each season. Once their crops are affected by either drought or rain, they are entitled to a minimum compensation of Shillings 150,000 per acre of the crop depending on the market price. …

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Farmers in Gulu yet to embrace e-voucher management system

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Gulu district are yet to embrace the Electronic Voucher Management System (EVMS). The system was launched in January by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animals Industries and Fisheries to distribute agro-inputs to farmers through accredited dealers. This is part of the 150,000 …

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54 stolen cattle recovered from suspected Karamojong thieves

Agago, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Army in Agago district has recovered 54 cattle from suspected armed Karamojong cattle thieves.  The thugs who were armed with guns, bows and arrows had raided Mora village in Ngora Parish, Paimol Sub County on Monday night and stole 54 cattle from a …

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Vanilla prices to drop from July

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vanilla farmers in Uganda will earn less money from their harvest season starting July because of an expected drop in prices due to an increase in global production. Chariton Namuwoza, the Executive Director Vanilla Exporters of Uganda-Vanex, said on Thursday that they cannot tell …

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Bundibugyo officials start patrols to stop sell of immature cocoa

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Kisuba sub county in Bundibugyo district have intensified community patrols to arrest farmers and traders involved in harvesting and selling immature cocoa. The operation has so far seen the arrest of more than 10 farmers and traders. They were detained briefly …

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Heavy rains destroy crops in Bududa

Bududa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Farmers in Bududa district are counting losses following a heavy down pour which destroyed their crops yesterday evening.  The heavy rains that lasted for over two hours destroyed mainly maize, bananas and cassava in the sub counties of Bukigai, Bubiita and Bududa. Some of the …

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Farmers shy away from designated produce collection centres

Kayunga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Kayunga district are scared of delivering agricultural produce to the designated collection centres after reports that three COVID-19 positive truck drivers were picked from the area. Kayunga district taskforce designated four produce collection centres in different sub-counties to ease trade because of …

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