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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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Now, 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 of Agriculture. …

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WORLD BANK: Agriculture key to ending poverty in Uganda

  ✳ Discontinue the fragmentation of districts (if possible, consolidate to reduce administrative costs). ✳ Government’s outsized role in the agriculture sector leaves little room for private sector participation. ✳ Technical inefficiencies pervade delivery of subsidized inputs, procured by the NAADS and distributed by the OWC to farmers. ✳ Rather …

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NAADS mandate remains intact as restructuring flops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The mandate of the National Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADS) remains intact after government failed to complete its restructuring process. The plan which began with the introduction of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) in 2014 came to a complete halt after Cabinet issued a moratorium stopping …

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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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