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Farmer’s Group stuck with rice huller

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of 300 small holder farmers in Gulu district is stuck with a rice huller despite the bumper harvest due to lack of electricity. It is now three months since Latyeng Farmer Group in Laliya Sub County, about 10 Kilometers North of Gulu Town …

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Farmers lift ban on supplying sugarcane to Kinyara

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sugarcane farmers in Masindi have resolved to lift their ban to supply cane to Kinyara Sugar Limited. The farmers slapped a ban on supplying cane to Kinyara Sugar Limited on October 18th, 2018 following their failure to agree with the company on the final payment …

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Low vanilla prices worry farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The low prices of Vanilla has left farmers and exporters worried. In 2004, vanilla prices fell from about 150,000 shillings a kilogram to 1,000 shillings. This was the worst in the history of vanilla growing, forcing many farmers to cut down the plants and abandon …

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Agriculture: digital tools supporting rural farmers

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Experts in agriculture and information technology want farming communities to be supported through digital tools such as phones as a mechanism of encouraging them not to leave agriculture. The tools such as phones are popularly being used as avenues to facilitate communication and payments to …

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Good times ahead for coffee farmers

Government remains optimistic about achieving target of 20 million bags Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA & JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s coffee industry players once again joined the rest of the world on Oct. 04 to mark the International Coffee Day. The annual celebration, which was organised by the Uganda Coffee Development …

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White S.Africa farmers in new protest over murders

Pretoria, South Africa | AFP | Hundreds of white South African farmers on Saturday took to the streets of Pretoria, demanding government action over a wave of murders targeting their communities in rural areas. The march is the latest protest staged over the murder of at least 72 white farmers …

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Use of ICTs can fetch farmers more dividends

By Ronald Musoke Judith Payne, the e-business Advisor at USAID in Washington has reminded agriculture-dependant countries like Uganda to harness the potential of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) if their farmers are to improve their livelihoods. With about 70% of Ugandans believed to derive their livelihood directly from agriculture, Payne said …

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