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Apple farmers get market boost from Uganda Breweries Limited

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Apple farmers in Western Uganda have been encouraged to grow more of the fruit to tap into the expanded local market. Uganda breweries Limited-UBL is collaborating with agencies including National Agricultural Research Organization-NARO to mobilize local farmers with a focus on boosting apple growing for …

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Armyworm invasion spreads to Kotido district

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Kotido district are alarmed by the invasion of armyworms which are scaring them from opening up their gardens in the first season of rain. The farmers in Kotido confirmed that the district has been affected by the invasion of the armyworms, a pest …

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Farmers in Kitgum abandon farmlands over fear of rustlers

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of farmers in Kitgum district have abandoned farming and oxen ploughing due to attacks by suspected rustlers. The affected areas include the sub-counties of Kiteny, Orom, Orom East, Namokora, and Namokora town council. Its population greatly depends on agriculture for food and economical purposes. According …

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Farmers shun digital financing platforms: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A lot of farmers are still hesitant to embrace digital transactions even when these present immense opportunities such as accessing credit through mobile money. Irene Sekamwa Kajoro, a Product Manager of Financial Services Development at the Agricultural Business Initiative says they see a lot of phobias, …

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Stray elephants forcing farmers out of farmlands in Nwoya

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The persistent invasion and destruction by stray elephants has forced hundreds of farmers in Nwoya district out of their farmlands. As it has been in the past seasons, elephants from Murchison Falls National Park stray into farmlands in Purongo, Koch Goma, Koch Lii, and Got …

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Koboko leaders bitter over illegal operations of tobacco company

Koboko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Koboko authorities have raised a red flag on the activities of Uganda Tobacco Services (UTS) company, which they accuse of illegal entry into the district. The officials say the firm, which deals in both air-cured and dark fire-cured tobacco, has been transacting with farmers in …

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Cassava farmers decry low prices

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cassava farmers organized under the Acholibur Parish Project, APP, in Pader district are complaining of the low price of cassava per kilogram being offered by Bukona Agro Processors Limited. The APP, an initiative of Archbishop John Baptist Odama, was started in 2017 with the purpose …

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Mpigi farmers fail to utilise agriculture development funds

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Mpigi district have not made use of the six year World Bank funded, Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP) which is in its completion stage. The discovery was made by Members of Parliament on the Committee on National Economy during an oversight visit in …

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