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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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Farmers recycle low yielding seeds as gov’t inputs delay

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Greater Masaka area are recycling low-yielding seeds following delays in the delivery of agricultural inputs by the government. For close to a decade now, the government has been directly distributing farming inputs that include improved planting materials and fertilizers through Operation Wealth Creation-OWC and …

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Parish Development Model funding

Establish an integrated rural development bank instead for an appropriate rural transformation and self-sustaining economy | MOSES HATEGEKA | Your Excellency,  President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa, your NRM-led government needs to be urgently and appropriately freed from the excessive borrowing and uneconomical spending on public service delivery cycle that it …

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Arua farmers get 74,000 fish fingerlings boost

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fish farmers in Arua district have received 74,255 fingerlings through the Operation Wealth Creation-OWC program and the National Agricultural Advisory Services-NAADs, to boost production. These include 43,000 tilapia fingerlings and 31,255 fingerlings for the African cat fish. The fingerlings were distributed to over 20 fish farmers …

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Five cooperatives receive UGX 2.5Bn dairy processing equipment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five diary cooperative societies in different districts have received mini milk processing equipment to support value addition, thanks to the National Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADS). The beneficiaries are Balaholi Farmers Society in Kamuli, Neema Mixed Farm in Kamwengye, Dwanilo Diary and Livestock Farmers Society in …

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Agago district leaders reject NAADS cassava cuttings

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agago district leadership has rejected 282 bags of cassava cuttings supplied by the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) for distribution to farmers under the Acholibur Parish Project (APP). APP is an initiative of the Gulu Archbishop, John Baptist Odama, which started in 2017 with the …

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Milk cooler in Ntoroko district lies idle for seven years

Ntoroko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ntoroko district has failed to utilize the 10,000 capacity milk cooler machine. The machine in Rwamabale was donated to the farmers by the National Agricultural Advisory Services – Naads in 2016 after the farmers requested the machine saying it will help them minimize the losses …

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Kiryandongo farmers reap big from NAADS project

Kiryandongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Kiryandongo district are reaping big from the various projects introduced to them by the National Agricultural Advisory Services-NAADS. The over 500 farmers mostly from the village of Yelekeni in Bweyale town council are engaging in maize farming, piggery and poultry keeping among others …

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