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Uganda’s horticulture earnings could drop

Several agriculture produce consignments shipped to Europe have been destroyed citing poor quality kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda’s horticulture export earnings are likely to drop this year. Sector players are blaming this on the unfavorable weather patterns and changes in product standards and certifications in the key market …

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NAADS returns UGX 39bn to treasury

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Agricultural Advisory Services- NAADS secretariat returned 39.7 billion shillings to the treasury in 2018/2019 financial year. The report of the Accountant General noted that departments, agencies and local governments failed to spend a total of shillings 349.7 billion out of the 33.3 …

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NAADS scales down seed supply to farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Agriculture Advisory Services – NAADS has scaled down seeds supply to farmers to concentrate on developing industrial areas for production of strategic commodities. The strategic commodities include Cocoa, Citrus, Mangoes, Cotton, Tea, Apple and Cashew Nuts. The agency says it would like to …

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EU threatens to slap fresh ban on Uganda’s agro exports to Europe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has threatened to ban Uganda’s Agro Exports to Europe. This was revealed by the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries – MAAIF Vincent Ssempijja. The Minister’s worries stem from a yellow warning the European Union issued over severe chemical contamination …

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NAADS procures 170 tractors for nationwide mechanization centres

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) is set to roll out the long-awaited mechanization of Agriculture program, across the country. The agency has already procured and delivered 170 tractors to kick start the process of establishing Agriculture mechanization centres. Another process for the procurement …

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Erratic rains affecting NAADS program

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Erratic rains and changing weather patterns have affected the progress of the National Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADS), a government intervention to increase agricultural productivity. NAADS beneficiaries say that the trends have affected their productivity and often, the distribution of agro inputs. NAADS Technical and …

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Kisoro MP on spot for intimidating tea nursery bed operators

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bufumbira North County Member of Parliament, John Nizeyimana Kamara is on the spot for allegedly intimidating tea nursery bed operators in Kisoro District from joining their colleagues in Kigezi and Ankole regions to sue the National Agriculture Advisory Services-NAADS for nonpayment. On November 21st, …

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Uganda Govt accused of militarizing the public service

Kampala, Uganda | JOSEPH BAHINGWIRE | The government of Uganda has been accused of involving the military in major public service sectors which has undermined the traditional civil service structures. Dr Zahara Nampewo the Director Human Rights and Peace Center Makerere University (HURIPEC) has said the militarization of the public …

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Fake inputs a blow to Operation Wealth Creation – Angina

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy chief coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation Lt. Gen Charles Angina has acknowledged that offseason delivery and the supply of fake and unsuitable inputs has been a major blow to the programme. Implemented by the Uganda Peoples Defence Force-UPDF, under the National Agricultural …

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