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Minister cautions university student leaders against extremism at the ELP

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agriculture Minister Frank Tumwebaze has challenged University leaders to exercise tolerance for divergent views in order to stand out in the evolving governance systems. While addressing Makerere University student leaders in Jinja on Saturday, Tumwebaze expressed dismay at the growing levels of violent extremism within …

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Tractor scheme launched in Karamoja

Nabilatuk, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Karamoja sub region has received ten tractors to boost food production. The tractors mobilized from Namalere Agriculture Research centre were on Saturday handed over to Nabuin Zonal Agricultural Research Institute in Nabilatuk district where the government intends to start a pilot study for mechanized …

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Gov’t routes for interest free loans to farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Frank Tumwebaze, has implored Members of Parliament to support the ministry’s drive for interest free loans to institutions and farmers with large tracts of land. Tumwebaze said a newly piloted food security project targeting government institutions with …

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NARO launches anti-tick vaccine in Mbarara

Mbarara, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | Ministers, Members of Parliament, and National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) scientists late last week commissioned the trial of an anti-tick vaccine in Mbarara district to protect cattle from ticks and related diseases. The first scientific launch on Thursday at the Mbarara Zonal Agricultural Research and …

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CSOs call for organic food laws, ban on herbicides

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Civil Society in Uganda has called on the government to immediately ban the use of agrochemicals that have been identified as harmful to human and animal life, or banned in other countries. These include glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup, Rodeo Aquatic Herbicide, and …

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Gov’t to table UGX 300Bn supplementary budget for food production

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economics Development is preparing to table a supplementary budget of up to Shillings 300 billion to fund the extensive food growth project with the aim of fighting food insecurity in the country. As a means of eradicating food insecurity, …

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Africa coffee industry seeks to succeed without foreign influence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | African coffee-producing countries have gathered in Nairobi to chart ways of improving the continent’s coffee sector and cushion it from global shocks. These include the effects of pandemics, trade barriers, and market dynamics like unfair taxes and trade restrictions among others. The first G25 Coffee …

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African armyworm ravages farms in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |The ministry of agriculture has warned that several parts of the country have been invaded by the African armyworm (larva of Spodoptera exempta), a pest that attacks cereals and grasses or pastures. Agriculture Minister Frank Tumwebaze tweeted on Tuesday that so far, 14 districts have …

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