Wednesday , February 1 2023
Home / Tag Archives: vanilla

Tag Archives: vanilla

Government sets date for harvest of vanilla

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries-MAAIF has set July 7th as the harvest date for vanilla in the country. This follows the rampant cases of vanilla theft, which compromises the quality of vanilla beans supplied to the market. Fred Bwino …

Read More »

Rubirizi farmers warned against harvesting premature vanilla

Rubirizi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vanilla farmers and middlemen in Rubirizi district have been warned against picking or buying premature beans. Herbert Musiimenta, the Principal Agricultural Inspector with the Ministry of Agriculture says premature harvesting poses a threat to the gains Uganda has made in improving the quality of vanilla …

Read More »

Gov’t pledges support to cotton and vanilla farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is implementing a training programme through the Ministry of Agriculture to empower farmers with skills on production and marketing procedures of agricultural products that face price fluctuations. According to the State Minister for Industry, David Bahati, government  will facilitate farmers to join cooperatives so …

Read More »

VANILLA: July 1 is Uganda’s first harvest day for 2021

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s vanilla harvest date for the first season of this year has been sent for July 1, with the new Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) Frank Tumwebaze urging farmers, traders and processors to maintain best practices for the product to be competitive …

Read More »

Vanilla prices to drop from July

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vanilla farmers in Uganda will earn less money from their harvest season starting July because of an expected drop in prices due to an increase in global production. Chariton Namuwoza, the Executive Director Vanilla Exporters of Uganda-Vanex, said on Thursday that they cannot tell …

Read More »

Govt sets seasonal vanilla harvesting dates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has set harvesting dates for ripe vanilla beans in order to uphold high-quality produce ahead of the first season harvests. Under the new government guidance to farmers, harvesting should commence from June 15 for the June-July season and December 15 for the December …

Read More »

Ntoroko residents form vigilante groups to curb vanilla theft

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Ntoroko District have established vigilante groups to protect their vanilla gardens from thieves. The groups comprises of vanilla growers and other members of the community. They were formed in Karugutu town council and in the sub-counties of Nombe and Karugutu where vanilla thefts …

Read More »

Low vanilla prices worry farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The low prices of Vanilla has left farmers and exporters worried. In 2004, vanilla prices fell from about 150,000 shillings a kilogram to 1,000 shillings. This was the worst in the history of vanilla growing, forcing many farmers to cut down the plants and abandon …

Read More »