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Farmers recycle low yielding seeds as gov’t inputs delay

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Greater Masaka area are recycling low-yielding seeds following delays in the delivery of agricultural inputs by the government. For close to a decade now, the government has been directly distributing farming inputs that include improved planting materials and fertilizers through Operation Wealth Creation-OWC and …

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Coffee farmers run to Parliament over seedlings fiasco

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Coffee farmers want Parliament to direct the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to allow coffee nursery farmers to supply seedlings to farmers and payments be made later. This was contained in a petition presented to Parliament by Sheema district woman Member of Parliament Rosemary …

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Vietnamese envoy meets Deputy Speaker over coffee processing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa has called for cooperation with Vietnam to develop the country’s coffee value chain for the benefit of farmers. In a meeting with Vietnam’s Ambassador-Designate to Uganda, H.E. Nguyen Nam Tien, on Monday, 22 August 2022, the Deputy Speaker said mutual cooperation in …

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Minister supports modern technologies for grassroot farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Monica Musenero has stressed the need for the extension of newly developed modern agricultural technologies to small holder farmers allover the country, which she says will spearhead efforts of improving the quality of their yields in the …

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Farmers accuse Masaka environment officers of selective law enforcement

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Masaka District Environment and Natural Resource Officers are on the spot for selective enforcement of environmental laws. The district natural resource officers backed by the police are conducting operations in which they have cut down several acres of seasonal crops and plants grown in the …

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Pig farmers cry foul over high prices of maize bran

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several piggery farmers in Luwero district have stopped using maize as a key component of pig feeds citing high prices. Families in at least 47 out of 101 parishes in Luwero district are involved in piggery. But the households are crying foul over the high costs …

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Farmers in Ankole hit by dry spell

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in the Ankole region are counting losses following the long dry spell that has taken a toll on their crop gardens. A number of farmers say that they have lost it all this season because of the inconsistent and intermittent rains that have …

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Luwero farmers warned against early planting as rains start

Ssemigga says  normal rains are expected in the second week of August Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Luwero District Senior Agriculture officer has warned farmers against early planting after experiencing sporadic rains for a week. Since May this year, Luwero district has been experiencing a dry spell which …

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SURVEY: Farmers in Bugisu are not aware of fake agro inputs

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Research by the Anti-Counterfeit Network Africa has revealed that 72 percent of the farmers within the Bugisu sub-region cannot differentiate between genuine and counterfeit agro-inputs. The study conducted in March and April 2022 was driven by common narratives about farmers’ experiences with fertilizers, seeds, and …

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Pineapple farmers in Luwero face eviction

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 50 pineapple farmers are facing eviction from a 500-acre piece of land at Kaaya ranch in Luwero district. Last year, the farmers rented pieces of land ranging from 5-100 acres each to grow pineapples at Late Cranmer Kaaya ranch located at Kalwanga parish in …

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