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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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Sugar cane zoning no longer relevant-Museveni

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Zoning for sugar mills has outlived its importance to the economy due to the surplus cane, according to President, Yoweri Museveni. He said this while addressing cane farmers at Bugembe stadium in Jinja district on Wednesday. Under the old sugar policy, no sugar factory would …

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Fight over sugarcane business

President Museveni supports exports to Kenya  Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | On June 11, President Yoweri Museveni held a closed door meeting with the sugarcane farmers in Busoga sub-region at the Jinja state lodge a head of his planned Operation Wealth Creation campaign. Among those who attended the meeting …

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Busoga farmers to export sugarcane to Kenya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sugarcane farmers under Busoga Sugarcane Out Growers Association have entered a Memorandum of Understanding-MoU with the Busia based West Kenya Sugar Company limited–Olepito unit to buy their cane. Issa Budhugo, the chairperson of Busoga Sugarcane Out Growers Association and Timothy Mugote of M/s Okoth …

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Farmers lift ban on supplying sugarcane to Kinyara

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sugarcane farmers in Masindi have resolved to lift their ban to supply cane to Kinyara Sugar Limited. The farmers slapped a ban on supplying cane to Kinyara Sugar Limited on October 18th, 2018 following their failure to agree with the company on the final payment …

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