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Climate change will hit small farmers

International Fund for Agricultural Development reports tips on adaptation strategies | JOHN ALLEN | Rising temperatures and a decline in rainfall across eight Southern and East African countries are set to slash the production of important food crops in the region by 2050, says a new study. And even when …

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Prof Kabasa to investigate quality of animal and crop drugs

Uganda Veterinary Association applauds minister for timely intervention Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) Frank Tumwebaze has today named a committee of Ugandan experts to examine the frequent outcry of farmers and other farming stake-holders regarding the quality and efficacy of animal …

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Uganda tomato prices up as demand in Kenya rises

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya’s decision to re-open its market for Uganda’s produce mainly grain, has increased demand for other produce from the country, eventually leading to the increase in the price of other agricultural products. Prices of tomatoes, onions, carrots and green pepper have jumped up in Uganda …

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Farmers in Buvuma applaud oil palm project

Today, 154 people majority of whom are residents of Buvuma Islands are employed at just one main nursery bed Buvuma, Uganda | SIERRA RUTH ARINAITWE  | Joyce Namusobya has been a subsistence farmer based in Bukagali village on Buvuma Island for as long as she can remember, using her land …

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Former cattle rustler excels in fruit growing

Napak, Uganda | Julius Businge | John Baptist Angolere 48, abandoned cattle rustling after surviving death eight times during cattle raids. The father of seven has now settled down in Auriki Akinei village in Iriiri Sub County in Napak district where he has excelled as a fruit farmer. He is involved in growing mangoes, …

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Farmers welcome organic agriculture policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A cross-section of agriculture sector stakeholders has renewed the calls on the government to concentrate on promoting indigenous farming practices including organic agriculture which is cheap and environmentally friendly. The farmers say organic farming and consumption is now more important than before, following the outbreak …

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