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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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COMMENT: The future of fish farming

COMMENT | LINUS BLOMQVIST | As global demand for seafood increases alongside population and income growth, fish farming has become more necessary than ever, despite its negative environmental externalities. But how can the aquaculture industry achieve long-term sustainability, both in terms of conservation and energy usage? Demand for seafood is skyrocketing, …

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COMMENT: Commercial farming models in Africa

Different kinds of commercial farming will have different effects on the economy COMMENT | RUTH HALL, DZODZI TSIKATK, 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, …

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