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Fall armyworms destroy maize gardens in Gulu

 Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Farmers in Gulu are worried about the outbreak of fall armyworms (FAW) in their maize crops in the gardens. FAW also known as a butterfly is a pest of crops that attacks over 80 varieties of crops including maize, sorghum, sugarcane, cotton, rice and wheat …

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High quality agricultural products will always access market – Ssempijja

Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | Farmers who produce high quality products will always access market in the East African region and abroad, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries, Vincent Ssempijja. Ssempijja, who was speaking during the handover ceremony of solar powered irrigation system to Bugomola Integrated …

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Poor extension services affecting farmers in Kasese

Farmers in Kasese are grappling without extension services which have affected their production rate Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The failure by extension workers in Kasese district to reach out to the community is affecting farming activities. Many extension workers have reportedly abandoned their duty stations or take long to respond …

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Uganda National Farmers Federation welcomes parish model program

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Farmers Federation-UNFFE has applauded the proposed parish model of development. Last month, the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija told Parliament that the government plans to spend 490 Billion Shillings under the new parish model project that is meant to eradicate poverty among 68 …

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Amuru farmers venture into cashew nuts growing

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Smallholder farmers with vast land in Amuru District have ventured into cashew nuts growing in a bid to diversify crop production and income. The enterprise follows the outcome of a meeting in which three farmers from the District met President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in 2018 …

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Parliament rejects tax on wheat, maize brand

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament on Monday declined to approve the External Trade (Amendment) Bill, 2021 under which government proposed to levy US Dollars 0.4 per kilogram of exported maize brand, wheat bran, cotton cake and different by-products of the milling industry. The tax proposal was rejected after the …

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Farmers in Acholi raise concern over dilapidated produce stores

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in the Acholi sub-region have raised concern over the sorry state of produce stores built by the government during the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA rebels post conflict. Several stores across the eight districts in the region are non-functional or their roofs were blown out by violent …

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