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Sugarcane growers facing financial ruin due to buyer delays

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Out grower sugarcane farmers in Mpatta sub county of Mukono district are facing financial ruin due to delayed buying of sugarcane by Sugar Cooperation of Uganda Limited-SCOUL. About 100 out growers who received financial support from SCOUL to start growing sugarcane in 2016 have since …

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Luuka voters want improvement in cash crop prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Voters in Luuka district want the government to negotiate stable cash crop prices which will boost the livelihoods of residents who entirely depend on subsistence and commercial agriculture for survival. Luuka is one of the largest sugarcane growing districts in Busoga sub-region with 80% of …

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Persistent floods disrupt planting of sugarcane in Acholi

Amuru, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Over 10,000 Sugarcane growers in Amuru and Lamwo Districts have suspended planting of cane seedlings following persistent and excessive rains. The seedlings were supposed to be planted by the farmers between April through to October. However, since June to date, unprecedented rainfalls have caused overwhelming floods …

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Families neighboring Bugoma forest living in fear of eviction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,000 families in three sub-counties neighboring the contested Bugoma central forest reserve in Kikuube district are living in fear that their ancestral land could be grabbed by Hoima Sugar Limited if the company wins the battle to destroy Bugoma forest reserve for sugarcane …

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Minister Anywar calls for blacklisting of Hoima Sugar Limited

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Environment Beatrice Anywar has called for the blacklisting of Hoima Sugar Limited, the company at the center of the controversial giveaway of Bugoma central forest reserve for sugarcane growing. Anywar wondered how the company which is bent on pushing its …

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Gov’t asked to invoke land acquisition power to save Bugoma forest

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Desperate times call for desperate measures. With alarm and pressure from activists and now donors over plans to plant sugarcane in parts of Bugoma forest, Members of Parliament want government to invoke its land acquisition power to save the forest. Civil Society organizations have …

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Arsonists set ablaze 50 acres of sugar cane in Amuru

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Amuru are hunting for suspected arsonists who set ablaze over 50 acres of growing sugar cane belonging to Atiak out growers in Amuru district. The incident happened on Saturday evening at Muroli village, Pacilo West Parish in Atiak Sub-County. Preliminary findings …

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Farmers anticipate higher profits from cane juice production

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sugarcane farmers in Busoga sub region are optimistic of reaping big from cane juice compared to selling their harvest as raw material. Some of the farmers interviewed during a two day’s training program on cane juice production at Kamuli district headquarters on Friday, said …

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