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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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Kabale RDC notifies wetland encroachers to resist NEMA and police evictions

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kabale Resident District Commissioner Darius Nandinda has told people farming in the wetlands to resist any attempts to evict them by National Environment Management Authority-NEMA and Water ministry officials supported by the environmental police until the district authorities are satisfied the exercise is going to be …

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Karimojong farmers demand tractors from agriculture minister

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF will provide farm tools such as tractors and drying equipment to serious farmers in Karamoja, Minister Vincent Ssempijja has revealed. He was speaking during the launch of phase two of Karamoja feeds program on Friday, which is jointly being …

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Rwengaju sub county model farmers shun milk cooler

Kabarole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The milk cooler in Rwengaju Model Sub County in Kabarole district is operating way below capacity after it was shunned by farmers.  The cooler, which is located in Kidubuli village, was donated to the farmers by National Agricultural Advisory Services – Naads in 2020 after farmers …

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