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Farmer groups in Mbale get tractors to boost commercial farming

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries under the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) has handed over tractors to groups in Mbale to boost commercial farming. The groups that received the tractors include; Bugisu Cooperative Union (BCU), Namabasa Community Farmers Group …

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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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