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Mitooma coffee farmers decry adulteration by dealers

Mitooma, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Coffee farmers in Katenga sub county in Mitooma district under their umbrella Kajoki Coffee Farmer’s Association are up in arms against traders for the poor coffee quality, which has resulted in low prices. A kilogram of coffee in Mitooma district currently costs Shillings 4200 down …

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Farmer groups in Lira receive tractors

Lira, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries through the National Agricultural Advisory Services has distributed tractors to three farmer groups in Lira District.  The three groups are Nyeko- rac community Farmers’ Cooperative Society, Itek- okile Rice Growers and Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd and Bar …

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Gen Saleh blames failure of OWC on bureaucracy

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation-OWC General Salim Saleh has blamed the failure of OWC on bureaucracy and delivery of inadequate farm inputs. OWC is a government intervention that was launched by President Yoweri Museveni in 2014 with an aim of improving household …

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Nursery bed operators stuck with seedlings as NAADs reduces purchase

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 1000 nursery bed operators across the country are stuck with overgrown planting materials due to lack of market. The nursery bed operators under their umbrella of Plant Nursery Operators of Uganda-PNOA-U have been supplying planting materials to the National Agriculture Advisory Services-NAADs at …

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Kasese farmers receive three NAADS tractors

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Three tractors have been handed over to selected farmer groups in Kasese District to boost their commercial production. The tractors were delivered to the groups by a team from the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) at a function held at the district headquarters in Rukoki …

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District leaders fault OWC agro-industrialization program on job creation

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities from various districts in the country have faulted the Agro-industrialization campaign under the Operation Wealth Creation-OWC program, saying it cannot save Ugandans from poverty and unemployment. OWC through the National Agriculture Advisory Services–NAADS introduced agro-industrialisation with the aim of creating jobs and …

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Luweero leaders question allocation of NAADS tractor to Kakooza Mutale

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders and farmers in Luweero are questioning how Major Roland Kakooza Mutale, the Director of Special Duties in the President’s Office ended up as one of the beneficiaries of a tractor intended for farmer groups. Government through the National Agricultural Advisory Services procured …

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Agriculture Ministry to adopt 4P production model for major cash crops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture has announced that all its departments will replicate a 4P model used in the production of Palm Oil in order to increase productivity. The 4P model consists of Public, producer, Private Partnership, which engages the farmer, government, funders and private developers …

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NAADs tractor operators complain of limited training

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  About 22 tractor operators who have completed training at Mukono Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute- MUZARDI are concerned about attaining limited skills in using various tractor tools. The operators are part of 560 tractor operators undergoing training in different areas of the country ahead …

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NAADS suspends distribution of tractors to farmers

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) has suspended the distribution of more than 240 tractors to farmer groups around the country.      The tractors were procured under the second priority area of the 2016 – 2020 Agriculture Sector Strategic Development Plan for mechanization …

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