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Gov’t gives Busoga region heifers worth shs1.5billion

Iganga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture has donated 500 heifers worth 1.5 Billion Shillings to address poverty in the Busoga sub-region. The heifers were procured through, the National Agriculture Advisory Services-NAADS. Thomas Nsemerirwe, the NAADS livestock development officer,  says that the heifers issued to the beneficiaries are disease …

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Parliament rejects NAADs, UCDA merger

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has rejected a government proposal to merge the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS), the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), the Cotton Development Organization (CDO) and the Dairy Development Authority (DDA), into the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF). The legislators’ decision was …

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NAADs urges farmers to consider Hass avocado

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The future of Uganda’s Hass avocado industry is promising, with prices continuing to climb in the local and global markets. The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) global market is currently valued at over $8 billion and is projected to reach more than $ 20 billion …

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COSASE querry procurment of company to manage Atiak Sugar Works

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament on Commissions, Statutory Authorities, and State Enterprises (COSASE) has said that the ‘direct procurement’ of Horyal Company Limited to manage Atiak Sugar works in Amuru District was fraudulent. COSASE, chaired by Joel Ssenyonyi, the Nakawa West Member of …

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COSASE probes NAADS officials for diverting Sh7Bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) officials found themselves in a challenging situation as they sought to address the concerns of the Public Accounts Committee on Commission, Statutory Authorities, and State Enterprises (PAC-COSASE). Their predicament arose from an irregular diversion of Shillings 7 billion. Led …

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Gov’t to release Shs30 billion for coffee, tea seedlings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has agreed to release Shs30 billion towards the supply of seedlings to coffee and tea farmers, the Minister of Finance, Matia Kasaija, has said. “We shall release the money to Uganda Coffee Development Authority and National Agricultural Advisory Services as per the budget. I need …

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Police recover grinding machine stolen by Pader district officials

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Pader district has recovered a grinding machine worth 35 million Shillings which had reportedly gone missing. The grinding machine was given to the community by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, through the National Agricultural Advisory Services-NAADS secretariat in August 2019, to …

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