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Famine threatens drought-devastated parts of Terego district

Terego, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prolonged drought has wreaked havoc on smallholder farmers in Terego district. The most affected are farmers are in Ejoni, Maraju, Otuambari, and Akino parishes in Uriama sub-county. Several crops in Nicu and Ajiraku parishes in Bileafe sub-county have weathered because of too much sunshine being …

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Crops wither in Acholi as second rainy season delays

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is looming fear of famine in several areas of the Acholi sub-region as crops are withering away due to the delayed return of the second rainy season. The region hasn’t received adequate rainfall for more than a month now, leaving many farmers distraught as …

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Mwanyi Terimba Limited embarks on buying farmers’ coffee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kingdom of Buganda has started purchasing coffee from farmers in order to provide a ready market at a good price. Buganda’s State Minister for Local Government Joseph Kawuuki, has written to all the county chiefs informing them of the development and urging them to …

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Kigezi residents shun orange fleshed sweet potato

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Kigezi region have shunned the orange-fleshed sweet potato, a variety which was introduced to fight malnutrition among children. The orange-fleshed sweet potato provides a much-needed boost to the immune system and helps prevent serious conditions like early-onset blindness. Nutritional experts say that eating …

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Arua farmers get 74,000 fish fingerlings boost

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fish farmers in Arua district have received 74,255 fingerlings through the Operation Wealth Creation-OWC program and the National Agricultural Advisory Services-NAADs, to boost production. These include 43,000 tilapia fingerlings and 31,255 fingerlings for the African cat fish. The fingerlings were distributed to over 20 fish farmers …

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Apple farmers get market boost from Uganda Breweries Limited

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Apple farmers in Western Uganda have been encouraged to grow more of the fruit to tap into the expanded local market. Uganda breweries Limited-UBL is collaborating with agencies including National Agricultural Research Organization-NARO to mobilize local farmers with a focus on boosting apple growing for …

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Armyworm invasion spreads to Kotido district

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Kotido district are alarmed by the invasion of armyworms which are scaring them from opening up their gardens in the first season of rain. The farmers in Kotido confirmed that the district has been affected by the invasion of the armyworms, a pest …

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Farmers in Kitgum abandon farmlands over fear of rustlers

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of farmers in Kitgum district have abandoned farming and oxen ploughing due to attacks by suspected rustlers. The affected areas include the sub-counties of Kiteny, Orom, Orom East, Namokora, and Namokora town council. Its population greatly depends on agriculture for food and economical purposes. According …

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Farmers shun digital financing platforms: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A lot of farmers are still hesitant to embrace digital transactions even when these present immense opportunities such as accessing credit through mobile money. Irene Sekamwa Kajoro, a Product Manager of Financial Services Development at the Agricultural Business Initiative says they see a lot of phobias, …

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