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Kasese farmers receive three NAADS tractors

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Three tractors have been handed over to selected farmer groups in Kasese District to boost their commercial production. The tractors were delivered to the groups by a team from the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) at a function held at the district headquarters in Rukoki …

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Farmer fury and environmental anger in protest-hit Germany

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  From grumpy bee-keepers dumping honey on politicians’ doorsteps to furious farmers holding up traffic, increasing tensions between farmers and environmentalists have overshadowed the opening of the biggest show on Germany’s agriculture calendar. Thousands of tractors descended on cities across Germany on Friday at the opening of …

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Senegal’s remote cannabis growers evade crackdown

Kafountine, Senegal | AFP |  Most Senegalese farmers sell peanuts and vegetables, but in one hamlet lost in a mangrove swamp in the West African country’s south, only one crop is commercially viable — cannabis. Kouba, a village deep in the mangroves of Casmance and inaccessible by road, teems with caiman …

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Farmers anticipate higher profits from cane juice production

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sugarcane farmers in Busoga sub region are optimistic of reaping big from cane juice compared to selling their harvest as raw material. Some of the farmers interviewed during a two day’s training program on cane juice production at Kamuli district headquarters on Friday, said …

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Sugar cane zoning no longer relevant-Museveni

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Zoning for sugar mills has outlived its importance to the economy due to the surplus cane, according to President, Yoweri Museveni. He said this while addressing cane farmers at Bugembe stadium in Jinja district on Wednesday. Under the old sugar policy, no sugar factory would …

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130 drought affected farmers benefit from crop insurance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | About 130 farmers in Lango sub region who lost their crops and recorded poor harvest in the first season of 2019 have been compensated. The crops were affected by inconsistent rains and prolonged drought between the months of March and June. The affected farmers …

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Wakiso farmers irrigate crops in rain season, count loses

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A group of farmers under Magezi-Muliro Farmers’ Association, which received the pilot demonstration mini irrigation scheme in Mabwombe Village in Mende Sub County in Wakiso District, are crying foul after losing their crops to heavy rains. Although irrigation is practiced during the dry season, URN …

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Troubled waters for Egypt as Ethiopia pushes Nile dam

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Under the shade of a tree, Mohamed Omar joined other farmers bickering over who would water their crops first as supply from the Nile to a nearby canal dwindled. “My plot has been thirsty for days. I need the water to nourish the soil before it …

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