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Stray elephants forcing farmers out of farmlands in Nwoya

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The persistent invasion and destruction by stray elephants has forced hundreds of farmers in Nwoya district out of their farmlands. As it has been in the past seasons, elephants from Murchison Falls National Park stray into farmlands in Purongo, Koch Goma, Koch Lii, and Got …

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Koboko leaders bitter over illegal operations of tobacco company

Koboko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Koboko authorities have raised a red flag on the activities of Uganda Tobacco Services (UTS) company, which they accuse of illegal entry into the district. The officials say the firm, which deals in both air-cured and dark fire-cured tobacco, has been transacting with farmers in …

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Cassava farmers decry low prices

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cassava farmers organized under the Acholibur Parish Project, APP, in Pader district are complaining of the low price of cassava per kilogram being offered by Bukona Agro Processors Limited. The APP, an initiative of Archbishop John Baptist Odama, was started in 2017 with the purpose …

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Mpigi farmers fail to utilise agriculture development funds

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Mpigi district have not made use of the six year World Bank funded, Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP) which is in its completion stage. The discovery was made by Members of Parliament on the Committee on National Economy during an oversight visit in …

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Seven farmers killed by lightning strike in southern Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua |  At least seven farmers were killed and 14 others injured on Saturday by lightning strike in Tanzania’s southern highlands region of Rukwa, police said on Sunday. William Mwampaghale, the Rukwa regional police commander, said the lightning strike that was accompanied by a heavy …

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Banks should provide more than loans to farmers: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amidst a push for increasing access to agriculture financing by both government and donors, experts say those designing lending products for farmers should also help them build resilience with changes in weather. Paul Kweheria, the Team leader NU-TEC Financial services, a project funded by the UK …

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Zambia gov’t suspends onion, potato imports after farmer outcry

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | The Zambian government on Tuesday bowed to pressure and suspended the importation of onions and potatoes following an outcry from farmers. Green Mbozi, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, said the government has decided to suspend the importation of onions and potatoes until further …

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Livestock farmers in Tooro puzzled by drug resistant ticks

Kabarole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drugs Authority-NDA has embarked on training extension workers and livestock farmers in the Rwenzori region on rational use of drugs following farmers’ complaints about drug resistance. The training comes at a time when livestock farmers in Kabarole district are troubled by the continued …

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