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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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How Uganda’s agriculture and food system can create jobs

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Agriculture can provide jobs to Uganda’s unemployed youth if well harnessed, according to the twelfth Uganda Economic Update published this week by the World Bank. According to a World Bank statement, the report, “Developing Uganda’s Agri-Food System for Inclusive Economic Growth,” notes that the …

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Organic farming offers green jobs

But focus on export poses unexpected challenges Kampala, Uganda | ANDREW S. KAGGWA | Uganda’s organic farming scene could change dramatically if a new model introduced by the government catches on. To see the model first hand, one must travel 56 kilometres west from the capital, Kampala, to Kampiringisa in Mpigi …

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Museveni commissions Presidential demonstration farm in Lango

Baralegi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has  commissioned Baralegi Presidential Demonstration Farm, in Baralegi, Okwang Sub-County in Otuke District in Lango Sub-Region. The farm is the third of its kind in the country, after Kawumu Farm in Luweero District and Kityerera in Busoga Sub-Region. President Museveni said …

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Kumi Farmer Budesta Adeke wins Kickstart final

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | After five months of rigorous assessment, Budesta Adeke from Kumi district has won the Nile Breweries Kick start Season 4. During a finale that was held in Soroti District at the weekend, Adeke beat three other participants winning a tractor. Amos Kwemboi and Francis Katenge who were …

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