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Mak Guild demands waiver on Functional fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Makerere University Student guild has asked the University Council to consider a waiver on functional fees. According to the University Fees Structure, functional fees vary with private students paying 860,000 Shillings while international students are supposed to pay 1.5 Million Shillings. Students on …

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Government launches oil palm project in Buvuma

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Vincent Ssempijja has commended the private sector for their contribution to the development of the oil palm sector in Uganda. The minister made the remarks in Buvuma while launching oil palm growing on the island. “The private …

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Desert Locust invasion

  Why Uganda could incur over Shs 800bn in agricultural losses Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda risks losing up to Shs 800bn (US$218.3 million) in export revenue if the desert locusts are not halted in the coming weeks, according to the agriculture ministry. East Africa’s third largest economy …

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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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Controversy over National Coffee Bill

Proposed law alone is not a solution to the challenges facing the coffee industry Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | One of Uganda’s favourite crop, coffee, could soon be heavily regulated as the government takes a step to amend the existing law. The proposed law, National Coffee Bill, 2018, seeks …

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ANALYSIS: Maize worm worries

Fall armyworms are back, but government’s help isn’t Kampala, Uganda | Andrew S. Kaggwa | The rains are back but so is the dreaded fall armyworm. This time it is attacking maize at a much younger stage – meaning it will be more costly for the farmers than last season. …

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ANALYSIS: After armyworm

Is Uganda ready for the next big attack? Uganda is under attack. It is under attack from the Fall Armyworm in what experts call a “biological invasion”. Unfortunately, it appears, the government was caught unprepared. It has reacted with a mixture of indecision, panic, bluff, and deployment of ineffective intervention. …

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