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How Uganda could cushion itself from global food supply shocks

FAO research urges Govt to prioritize investments in agriculture to spur growth and reduce poverty Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | A set of economic studies by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has found that modest but well-prioritized investments in Uganda’s agricultural sector could in the long run lower food …

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Giving hope to Uganda’s mango farmers

FAO and agriculture ministry respond to plight of fruit farmers in western Uganda Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Uganda’s agriculture ministry have teamed up and responded to the plight …

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Minister lauds integration of refugees into communal farming

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Local Government Minister Raphael Magyezi has lauded the integration of South Sudanese refugees and the host communities in Adjumani for undertaking communal farming to boost food security. Selected refugee groups are currently participating in communal farming with host members in the two sub counties of …

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Green Challenge Fund: aBi unveils Shs 7.5bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agriculture Business Initiative (aBi) has rolled-out a Green Challenge Fund to support SMEs and farmers to increase their resilience to climate change including soils, ecosystems and bio-diversity. The Fund seeks to contribute to achieve the global target of limiting global temperature rise to well below …

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Acholi Khadi encourages Muslims to exploit rainy season for farming

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acholi District Muslim Khadi, Sheikh Musa Khalil has encouraged the Muslim faithful to exploit the current rainy season to carry out farming. Sheikh Khalil says whereas other parts of the world are facing drought making farming impossible, the country is blessed with abundant rainfall …

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