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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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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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