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Minister Ssempijja orders iinquiry into Entebbe botanical land giveaway

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Agriculture Minister Vincent Ssempijja has directed the National Agricultural Research Organization-NARO to institute an inquiry into the giveaway of land within Entebbe Botanical gardens.    The 40-hectare piece of land situated close to the National Agricultural Research Organization and Victoria Mall in Entebbe covers a 4-kilometre …

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NARO introduces new Coffee disease resistant varieties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Agriculture Research Organization-NARO has introduced three coffee varieties that are resistant to diseases and the dry spell. The three varieties are NARO- Kituuza Robusta-NKR8, NKR9 and NKR10 generated in 2017. They were subjected to three years of testing before their launch to …

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Breakthrough as NARO develops anti-tick vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists at the National Agriculture Research Organization-NARO have made a breakthrough in developing an anti-tick vaccine which is expected to give a long-lasting solution to the tick problem affecting farmers. According to NARO’s Director-General Dr Ambrose Agona, the new vaccine has been developed by a …

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NARO investigating reports of tilapia lake virus

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The National Agricultural Research Organization-NARO are conducting visibility studies to confirm whether there’s any threat of tilapia lake virus within the country. Tilapia lake virus has been reported in countries like Kenya, and Egypt where it is believed to stop fish multiplication resulting into fish …

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Fall armyworm frustrates maize farmers in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a growing level of frustration among maize farmers in Gulu district following the damage of their crop gardens by the invasive Fall Armyworm-FAW.  The most affected are farmers in Unyama, Patiko, Bungatira, Awach, Palaro and Cwero Sub counties in Gulu district. The …

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NARO plant breeders stuck without research funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of plant breeders at the National Agriculture Research Organization are stranded without funding for integrated research in strategic crops grown and consumed across the country. Some of the researchers require funds to travel to foreign countries to collect samples for improving domestic …

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Farmers asked to alternate pesticides to control fall armyworms

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Agricultural Research Organization- NARO has asked farmers to use different pesticides to destroy fall armyworms. Winfred Aol Opio, an entomologist at NARO says that the worms become resistant to a single pesticide when used for two or more consecutive seasons in …

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Uganda, UK sign MOU to tackle post harvest losses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two British companies, Alvan Blanch Development Company and Colas limited, to improve post-harvest handling and management of agricultural products. The agreement signed at the National Agricultural Research Organization-NARO in Entebbe on Friday is aimed at …

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Busoga leaders asked to implement best agricultural practices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, has led a delegation of leaders from Busoga sub region to learn from agricultural practices available at the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) in Namulonge. Lessons from the benchmarking visit held on Monday, 04 January 2019 are intended to boost …

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