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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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Smallholder women farmers

By Mubatsi Asinja Habati The ignored agriculture transformers that the government should target The key to addressing the hunger crisis in Uganda is to boost smallholders farming, especially among women, says a new report by ActionAid, an international anti-poverty agency. It adds: The reason is clear; most of the hungry …

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Farmers count losses, gains from drought

By Patrick Kagenda Many have known it for sometime but latest figures from the Uganda Bureau of Statics (UBOS) show the full extent of the current nationwide drought on consumer prices. The UBOS, which are based on statistics regarding the general change in prices of pre-selected consumer items in July, …

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