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Farmers recycle low yielding seeds as gov’t inputs delay

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Greater Masaka area are recycling low-yielding seeds following delays in the delivery of agricultural inputs by the government. For close to a decade now, the government has been directly distributing farming inputs that include improved planting materials and fertilizers through Operation Wealth Creation-OWC and …

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MPs want revamp of National Seed Company

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has called for the revamp of the National Seed Company to curb counterfeit agricultural products on the market. Chairperson Janet Okori Moe, who presented the committee report on the Ministerial Policy Statement and Budget Estimates for …

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NAADS distributes planting material worth sh41.1 billion

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Following the start of the second crop season for 2021, the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) is distributing planting materials to farmers with emphasis on crops that offer improvement on food security as well as household incomes. The planting materials being distributed for the …

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Seed prices increase in Bududa ahead of planting season

Bududa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The prices of seeds have shot up in Bududa district as the planting season draws closer. The most affected are maize and bean seeds. A kilogram of untreated maize seeds now costs Shillings 1800 from Shillings 1200.   A sachet of 2 kilograms of treated maize …

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Gov’t to distribute seeds to 300,000 households in Acholi

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The government through Operation Wealth Creation and National Agricultural Advisory Services is to start distribution of emergency seed support to more than 3,000 households in the eight districts of Acholi. This is part of t5he countrywide support Government has planned to cater for 30 percent …

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Djokovic and Halep top seeds at Australian Open

Melbourne, Australia | AFP | World number ones Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were named top seeds on Thursday for next week’s Australian Open, with 23-time major winner Serena Williams lurking at 16 on the women’s side. Djokovic heads long-time rival Rafael Nadal and defending champion Roger Federer, with young-gun …

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