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COMMENT: Alarm on biodiversity loss

Why don’t many policymakers recognise loss of healthy, robust, and diverse ecosystems as serious threat? COMMENT | ROBERT WATSON | With the United Nations’ climate change conference underway recently in Bonn, Germany, rising global temperatures were once again at the top of the world’s agenda. But why care about the increase …

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Nigeria warned land wars threaten national security

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria was warned on Tuesday that clashes between herders and farmers threatened the country’s national security, after such conflict claimed more lives last year than the Boko Haram insurgency. The International Crisis Group said some 2,500 people were killed in 2016 and tens of thousands …

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Fresh Dairy registers 60% growth export earnings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Milk processing firm, Fresh Dairy, grew its export earnings by 60% to US$16million (Shs92.5bn) last year on the back of improved quality of products. Fresh Dairy’s Director of Milk Procurement ,John Gethi, said the company is working with over 80 farmers’ groups countrywide and …

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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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