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Uganda Breweries, NARO partner to promote agric research

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Uganda Breweries Limited and National Agricultural Research Organisation have launched a partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation commitment that seeks to establish, foster and promote research and development in the agriculture sector. The MoU signing would promote linkages and partnership for purposes of …

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New farming technology gives hope to fight hunger in Karamoja

Napak, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The introduction of a new farming technology has provided hope to the Karimojong, thanks to National Semi – Arid Resources Research Institute Serere (NaSARRI).  For the first time, farmers in Karamoja are expecting a bumper harvest in November/December after planting seeds past May, which is …

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NARO improves micro garden systems for farming in small spaces

Mukono, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Researchers at the National Forestry Resources Research Institute-NaFRRI under the National Agricultural Research Organization-NARO have improved the micro garden system to support farming in urban areas. The researchers have now designed a vertical garden made out of wood, forming a rectangle with a number …

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UGX 25 billion chase hunger and poverty project launched in Lango

Lango, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The National Agricultural Research Organization- NARO with support from the European Union has launched a 25 Billion Shillings project to address poverty and malnutrition under the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda -DINU.     The Chase Hunger and Poverty project will focus on promoting production for …

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NARO conducting research on desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Agricultural Research Organization –NARO is conducting a research on a total of 200 desert locusts. Winfred Aol Opiyo, an Entomologist at National Agricultural Research Organization –NARO told URN in an interview that the scientific investigation will determine the correct dose of chemicals being …

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China, Uganda open frontiers for fish maw trade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | China has opened up its market for the importation of fish maw from Uganda. Fish maw also known as swim bladder is a white hard membrane found inside the body of the Nile Perch. A kilogram of small-sized fish maw costs 160,000 Shillings on …

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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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