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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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PICTORIAL: President Museveni harvests from demo farm

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixteen months after demonstrating bottle irrigation, President Yoweri Museveni returned to his Kawumu farm in Luwero District this week to harvest tomatoes, passion fruits, mushrooms, pineapples and matooke alongside fish, chicken and dairy products. ” I am proud to be back in this place as we …

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NBL to reward sorghum farmers

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT| Beer maker in Uganda, Nile Breweries Ltd, has unveiled a new  initiative to encourage farmers embrace better farming practices to improve sorghum harvests, one of the major components for beer production. The new annual initiative dubbed ‘Nile Breweries Kickstart Farmer’s Competition’ will see farmers …

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DFCU injects $2.8m in agribusiness training

THIS WEEK: DFCU injects $2.8m in agribusiness training Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Organized farmers have a reason to smile. For the next five years, Dfcu and Rabobank Foundation are injecting a combined US$ 2.8million in the Agribusiness Development Center (ADC) that will see farmers attain knowledge and skills …

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Zimbabwe orders return of land to white farmer

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s new government ordered Thursday that land confiscated from a white farmer to give to an ally of former president Robert Mugabe must be returned. Robert Smart, who grew tobacco and corn on his farm in Makoni in eastern Zimbabwe, was evicted in June after …

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Zimbabwe white farmers see opportunity in Mugabe exit

Beatrice, Zimbabwe | AFP | Standing outside the gates of the farmhouse from which he was evicted in 2008, white Zimbabwean Deon Theron knows he will never get his land back. But he does believe that Robert Mugabe’s fall after almost 40 years in power could lead the new government …

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