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MUSEVENI: Subsistence farming a disaster for African families

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said his recent countrywide ‘wealth creation’ campaign aimed to continue his life-long assault on the bottleneck of the archaic tradition of subsistence farming. “The traditional way, where you only work for the stomach (subsistence farming), is a disaster for the African …

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Commercial farming in Africa

The models and their pros and cons | Ruth Hall, Dzodzi Tsikata and Ian Scoones | Colonialism brought large-scale farming to Africa, promising modernisation and jobs – but often dispossessing people and exploiting workers. Now, after several decades of independence, and with investor interest growing, African governments are once again …

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Museveni urges Ugandans to embrace modern farming

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has reiterated a call to Ugandans to embrace modern farming practices. He observed that although Ugandans have taken remarkable steps to get out of poverty, they need to embrace market oriented agriculture. The president said that projects like zero grazing for dairy, …

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Amnesty says over 3,600 killed in Nigeria’s farmer-herder violence

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | More than 3,600 people have been killed in clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria since 2016, Amnesty International said on Monday, blaming the government’s failure to punish the perpetrators for fuelling the violence. The international human rights organisation said more than 2,000 were killed …

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