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To fight climate change, protect healthy soil

African countries must encourage farmers to adopt nature-positive production methods COMMENT | JUAN LUCAS RESTREPO & BARRON JOSEPH ORR | Beneath our feet lies humanity’s most powerful ally in the fight against climate change and environmental degradation. While it may look like dirt to some, soil is the foundation of life …

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Karamoja farmers decry lack of seeds

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers across the Karamoja sub-region are expressing frustration over delays in the government’s distribution of seeds during this crucial planting season. Despite the onset of rains in early April in some parts of Karamoja, farmers have yet to plant crops three weeks later due to …

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Farmers reinstate BCU board unopposed

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nathan Nandala Mafabi-led Bugisu Cooperative Union (BCU) has clinched another four-year term in office. The board was returned unopposed during the Union annual general meeting held Tuesday at the BCU headquarters. The other members are John Musila who was returned as Vice Chairperson (Director …

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NAADs urges farmers to consider Hass avocado

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The future of Uganda’s Hass avocado industry is promising, with prices continuing to climb in the local and global markets. The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) global market is currently valued at over $8 billion and is projected to reach more than $ 20 billion …

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Farmers actively welcome micro- scale irrigation program

Kwania, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The production department in Kwania district is actively promoting the adoption of small-scale irrigation systems among farmers to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change. This initiative, known as Micro-scale irrigation, is a government program aimed at supporting farmers in acquiring and utilizing individual irrigation …

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