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Top CEOs call for Ugandan agricultural revolution

  Three top Chief Executive Officers from three different sectors  have called on government and the private sector to think big about transforming Uganda’s current peasantry and subsistence agriculture, to a new commercial level Jimmy Mugerwa, the General Manager at Tullow Oil Uganda, William Sekabembe, the Executive Director at dfcu …

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NARO tips farmers on drought, Fall Army Worm

The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) has advised farmers to pay attention to their gardens to counter possible threats related to the Fall Army Worm that recently hit maize farmers in 65 districts of Uganda. Speaking on the sidelines of the World Bank’s Open Day event at Kololo Airstrip on …

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Tumusiime: When is Uganda allocating 10% budget to agriculture?

Former African Union Commissioner Tumusiime roots for increased agricultural funding as she launches her autobiography Former African Union (AU) Commissioner Rhoda Peace Tumusiime has demanded that Uganda’s finance ministry explains why the agricultural sector is underfunded. “When are you making the 10 percent budget allocation to agriculture? This is a decision at a …

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Museveni warns Busoga against land fragmentation

  President Yoweri Museveni has urged local and political leaders in Busoga to sensitize the people against land fragmentation saying the practice, rampant among the predominantly agriculture dependent communities threatens food security and is a source of poverty. “Land fragmentation is a big problem. If not well addressed, it is …

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After drip irrigation, Museveni demonstrates mulching

President Yoweri Museveni has demonstrated how Ugandans can overcome poverty through modern agriculture, even on a small piece of land. At the Kawumu Presidential Farm in Makulubita Sub-county, Luweero where he demonstrated drip irrigation last year, Museveni on Monday showed a group of journalists how much progress has been made on …

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Govt monitoring reported Bird Flu cases in east, western Uganda

Bird flu cases reported in Budaka, Kisoro districts Two more districts Budaka and Kisoro are under surveillance following reports of suspected cases of avian influenza. Scientists in the ministry of agriculture revealed that laboratory tests confirmed the presence of avian influenza -commonly known as bird flu- in samples sent from …

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