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Bundibugyo farmers register decline in cocoa production

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cocoa farmers in Bundibugyo district are concerned about the significant decline in production. The decline according to farmers is due to the impact of climate change, theft, and use of bad agrochemicals.  Bundibugyo is the leading cocoa producer in Uganda. Cocoa is harvested twice a …

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Kiryandongo farmers reap big from NAADS project

Kiryandongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Kiryandongo district are reaping big from the various projects introduced to them by the National Agricultural Advisory Services-NAADS. The over 500 farmers mostly from the village of Yelekeni in Bweyale town council are engaging in maize farming, piggery and poultry keeping among others …

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Omoro farmers reap big from bumper sunflower harvest

Omoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sunflower farmers in Omoro district are smiling all the way to the bank following a bumper harvest and sales. Hundreds of farmers in the district produced several tons of sunflower in the last season, which has now attracted buyers from Lira city and parts of …

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Language barrier limits tobacco growers from bargaining in Lamwo

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Numerous grades of tobacco, language barrier, and inadequate storage facilities are limiting farmers in Lamwo district from earning a fair amount from their harvests. There is an estimated 1,000 tobacco farmers in Lamwo district. They grow and sell tobacco to Meridian Tobacco Company-MTC, the sole …

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Agricultural credit facility demand outstrips available funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans in the agriculture sector have so far received a total of 620 billion Shillings under the Agricultural Credit Facility, a fund managed by the Bank of Uganda, according to a report for the period June 2020/2021. This was an increase by half in the amount …

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Farmers in Mubuku irrigation scheme demand transfer of in-charge

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in the Mubuku irrigation scheme in Kasese district are demanding for the transfer of the in-charge of the scheme, Lawrence Tibesigwa over allegations of mismanagement. The farmers under their umbrella body, “Mubuku irrigation settlement farmer’s cooperative society ltd”, accuse Tibesigwa of selling the scheme’s …

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