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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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UK farmers concerned over low quality meat imports after Brexit

London, UK | Xinhua | For Alan West, a recently retired sheep farmer and agricultural lecturer based in South East England, concern is growing over Britain’s position on the standards of imported meat and the fate of the British farm industry. Earlier this week, MPs rejected the latest attempt to require …

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Agriculture minister laments agricultural problems

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agriculture minister Vincent Ssempija has lamented the myriad of challenges that face the agriculture sector. The minister under whose docket also falls Animal Industry and Fisheries reeled off problem after problem under his docket while commissioning the improved modern livestock market in Ongino sub county …

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Impact of Covid-19 on small farmers

Although impact cannot be ascertained yet, the poor must be cushioned against worst effects COMMENT | MUKOTANYI ALEX | It was in December 2019 in a Chinese city of Wuhan that a new human coronavirus now popularly known as COVID-19 emerged. As of Friday July10, 2020 all over global Televisions …

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