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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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Failing access to agriculture funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Despite increased allocations by government, private players and the donor community towards Uganda’s agriculture financing, the sector has remained underserved. A 2017 report by the Uganda Agribusiness Alliance on agriculture financing notes that whereas several government and donor facilities have been established to provide …

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Auditor General lists weak government departments

Auditor General lists weak government departments | Political will to do things is zero, says civil society  NAADS (corruption), Ministry of Finance (domestic arrears, funding shortages) Public universities (unapproved salaries) Local governments (low absorption), URA (tax exemption follow-up, low targets, missed royalties gold) Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development …

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VIDEO: NAADS Officials Visit Atiak

VIDEO: NAADS Officials Visit Atiak Kampala, Uganda | NBS TV | The National Agriculture Advisory Services, NAADs has embarked on assessing the Atiak Sugar project before releasing billions of shillings to benefit outgrowers. Recently government announced a UGX 63 billion shilling bail out towards Uganda’s wealthiest woman, with money to be …

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Manafwa NAADS officials jailed

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  Three NAADS officials from Manafwa District who caused a payment of 65.3m shs for supply of 100,000 coffee seedlings without following procurement laws, regulations and requirements have been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment each, if they fail to pay a total court fine of …

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THIS WEEK: Government registers farmers to boost OWC

In order to improve the services rendered by NAADS and Operation Wealth Creation, the government has decided to register farmers groups to put farmers be at the centre of the two organisation’s activities. The creation of National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) in 2001 was meant to boost farmers activities but …

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