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Uganda Christian University (UCU) partners with private sector in rice, coffee value addition

Uganda Christian University (UCU) partners with private sector in rice, coffee value addition

Uganda Christian University (UCU) Mukono has launched an initiative to add value to Ugandan processed rice. This is aimed at encouraging students to practice agriculture after school. Through a partnership with the Uganda private sector dealing in quality rice and coffee processing, UCU is set to train agribusiness students unique ways of adding value to […]

Government to Avail Shs100b to re-stabilize maize prices

Government to Avail Shs100b to re-stabilize maize prices

The government of Uganda has committed a sum of Uganda Shillings 100 billion towards re-stabilizing the maize prices.The money will be available in a weeks-time and channeled through Bank of Uganda Agriculture Credit Facility. A 15 per cent interest rate shall be levied from businessmen interested in getting the loan to buy the Maize grains […]

stanbic bank to invest Shs 0.4bn in agribusiness in uganda

stanbic bank to invest Shs 0.4bn in agribusiness in uganda

Story By Sierra Ruth Stanbic bank Uganda is to invest UGShs. 400 Million in micro and small scale agribusinesses. It has partnered with CURAD, an agribusiness to bring about agribusiness development. The main aim of this partnership to target micro and small agriculture business through offering management skills. It also includes training the small business owners to explore […]

Parliament passes 2018/19 financial year budget

Parliament passes 2018/19 financial year budget

Parliament has finally passed the budget for the financial year 2018/19 worth 32.5 Trillion shillings. The passed budget includes the recurrent Expenditure of 9.4 trillion shillings, Development Expenditure of 13 trillion shilling s and statutory expenditure of 10 trillion shillings. Parliament also passed the Appropriation Bill, 2018, authorizing the public expenditure from the consolidated fund worth […]

Fall Armyworm Tech Prize: Highest number of entries from Uganda

Fall Armyworm Tech Prize: Highest number of entries from Uganda

Fall Armyworm Tech Prize received the highest number of entries from Uganda according to the announcement made by Nesta on behalf of Feed the Future. A total of 228 applications were received, mostly from Africa. The global Fall Armyworm Tech Prize aims at finding digital solutions to identify, track and protect crops from the pest, which has devastated agricultural produce across the […]

Kadaga calls for more women funding

Kadaga calls for more women funding

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed government to stop using funds meant for the Women Enterprise Fund to train local government officials about the project. Kadaga made the directive at a workshop that was updating members of parliament on the implementation of the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship programme at parliament. She said that the local […]

Teso fruit factory to be opened soon in soroti

Teso fruit factory to be opened soon in soroti

Dry tests at the Teso Fruit Factory in Soroti indicate it will finally be ready for launch before the end of this year. Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde, members of the Board of Uganda Development Corporation (UDC), Leaders of Teso Region, farmers and other stakeholders toured the factory on Wednesday 16th May 2018 and were shown the […]

African governments urged to legislate animal welfare

African governments urged to legislate animal welfare

Following the cruel and inhumane treatment of animals, African governments and people have been asked to enact proper legislation in order to ensure animal welfare in their representative countries. This was during the world’s marking of the International Day for Biological and Biodiversity under the theme celebrating 25 years of action for biodiversity. The Director […]

China urges Uganda to allocate more resources to agriculture

China urges Uganda to allocate more resources to agriculture

The Chinese government has asked government has asked policy makers in the country to ensure more resources are allocated to develop the agriculture sector. The Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zheng Zhugiang said, although government is focusing on developing the industrial sector, the agricultural sector must not be ignored. He said the agriculture can provide employment […]

FAO urges media in Uganda to prioritize reporting on commercial forestry and environment

FAO urges media in Uganda to prioritize reporting on commercial forestry and environment

The Food and Agricuture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), through the Sawlog Production Grant Scheme (SPGS) III project, organized a media dialogue on “Commercial Forestry in Uganda”, on 16 March 2018, as part of activities to commemorate International Day of Forests 2018. Under the global theme: “Forests and Sustainable Cities, the dialogue was attended […]

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