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Ugandans need to understand food values better -Nutritionists

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans have been urged to take a keen interest in the kind of food they are consuming, amid an increasing burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDS). Dr Mary Nalubega, a nutritionist based at Kampala Hospital says increasingly, people with chronic illness such as high blood …

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No money for feeding gov’t students– Mak bursar

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government sponsored students at Makerere university will have to wait a little longer as management finds money for food and their living out allowances for semester two, the Acting Bursar, Lubowa Ssebina Gyaviira has revealed. Students reported for the new semester on January 18, …

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UN appeals for aid to help millions of Zimbabweans buy food

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | The United Nations on Thursday called for some $200 million in extra funding to help four million Zimbabweans unable to buy food due to drought and triple-digit inflation. The southern African country has been hit by a poor harvest and an entrenched economic crisis that has …

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Danish food tech and agribusiness experts to visit Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Denmark has over the years maintained an enviable track record in agriculture production, with its annual yield being three times the amount it needs for itself. This, thanks to a good percentage of arable land and moderate climate but more importantly its extremely advanced technology …

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Makerere University has no money to feed gov’t sponsored students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University does not have funding for food and accommodation allowances for more than 10,000 government-sponsored students next academic year. The initial allocation of 3.35 billion Shillings was reportedly diverted, on the advice of the government, to cover other priority areas in the running …

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More refugees opting for cash assistance-WFP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Programme – WFP has said it is recording more refugees in Uganda opting for cash assistance instead of food. WFP currently transfers 31,000 shillings each month to each refugee to help them meet basic needs. As of June 2019, WFP Uganda …

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