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Kakira sugar works underfire from farmers over supply permits

Jinja, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kakira Sugar Works is underfire from sugarcane farmers from Busoga Sub region for allegedly issuing supplier permits to politicians at their expense. According to the farmers, the factory reduced their supplier permits from 1000 in January 2019 to 400 by December last year. The farmers …

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Struggling Morocco oasis risks becoming mirage

Skoura, Morocco | AFP |  Dead palm trees lie on dry, yellowish earth near an abandoned adobe house in Morocco’s arid southeast, as drought threatens ancient oases. “I grew up in this oasis and I have seen it shrink,” says 53-year-old Mohamed El Houkari, who lives in Skoura, a rural oasis …

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Early rains disorganize farmers in Soroti

Soroti, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Farmers in Soroti are struggling to come to terms with rains that started in late January.  Soroti and other parts of Teso have experienced heavy rains for the last five days, making some roads impassable and destroying the little harvest realized from last season. Last …

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Farmers want UCDA to stop distribution of coffee seedlings

Luweero, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Farmers and local leaders in Luweero district have asked Uganda Coffee Development Authority to distributing coffee seedlings and prioritise other farm inputs so as to boost production. This follows a value for money audit report on production and productivity of the coffee sub sector for …

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Kasese farmers receive three NAADS tractors

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Three tractors have been handed over to selected farmer groups in Kasese District to boost their commercial production. The tractors were delivered to the groups by a team from the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) at a function held at the district headquarters in Rukoki …

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Farmer fury and environmental anger in protest-hit Germany

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  From grumpy bee-keepers dumping honey on politicians’ doorsteps to furious farmers holding up traffic, increasing tensions between farmers and environmentalists have overshadowed the opening of the biggest show on Germany’s agriculture calendar. Thousands of tractors descended on cities across Germany on Friday at the opening of …

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Senegal’s remote cannabis growers evade crackdown

Kafountine, Senegal | AFP |  Most Senegalese farmers sell peanuts and vegetables, but in one hamlet lost in a mangrove swamp in the West African country’s south, only one crop is commercially viable — cannabis. Kouba, a village deep in the mangroves of Casmance and inaccessible by road, teems with caiman …

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