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Tanzania tops region in hunger levels: GHI

Tanzania tops region in hunger levels: GHI

Tanzania has been found to top the region in hunger levels. This according to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) which was released in October 2016 by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in partnership with Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide. The report which was dubbed Getting to Zero hunger notes that the developing world has made substantial progress […]

Africa’s economic growth to fall 1.6% in 2016 – World Bank

Africa’s economic growth to fall 1.6% in 2016 – World Bank

In their October 2016 report: Africa’s pulse, An analysis of issues shaping Africa’s economic future, the World Bank Group notes that after slowing to 3 percent in 2015, economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to fall to 1.6 percent in 2016. That is half of what it was last year and the lowest level […]

Government to mobilise 24 billion in the fight against tick-borne disease.

Government to mobilise 24 billion in the fight against tick-borne disease.

Government has started mobilizing an emergency fund of over 24 billion shillings to respond to the tick borne disease that has left a number of cows dead in 16 districts across the country. After meeting  with  technical officers from  Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS),Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) ,  Makerere  University  and the ministers  of […]

Chinese have not received sand mining permits: NEMA

Chinese have not received sand mining permits: NEMA

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) says that it has never given sand mining permits to Chinese to operate in Lwera wetlands in Kalungu district. This follows members of parliament recently protesting against the mining of sand in Lwera wetlands and in Lake Victoria by Chinese. The Executive Director of National Environment Management Authority, Tom Okrot, […]

Farmers ask for policy on vanilla growing

Farmers ask for policy on vanilla growing

Farmers under their umbrella body, Vanilla Exporter`s Association demand for a policy that will help to guide vanilla dealers in the country. While meeting with the Minister of Agriculture Animal industry and Fisheries, Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja they requested Government to consider reviving vanilla crop in Uganda, because the prices have skyrocketed in the recent past. They said a kilo of vanilla […]

Revive district farm institutes – LOP. Press Release

Revive district farm institutes – LOP. Press Release

  Saturday, September 10, 2016 The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Hon. Winfred Kiiza, has called for the revival of district farm institutes and development of agro processing facilities in zones with a comparative production advantage. “District farm institutes are essential in developing skills, promoting modern technologies and high yielding varieties,” she said. Speaking […]

Presidents Uhuru and Kagame speak at African Green Revolution Forum

Presidents Uhuru and Kagame speak at African Green Revolution Forum

The African Green Revolution Forum that has been running from 5th September and will end on 9th September attracted major players in the region with Presidents Paul Kagame and Uhuru Kenyata present. The forum prides itself in laying foundations for a renaissance in Africa’s agriculture, one powered by the enormous progress increasingly evident in farmers […]

Agricultural ministry to emphasise modernisation of farming

Agricultural ministry to emphasise modernisation of farming

The Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries has said they will put much emphasis on modernizing agriculture by promoting irrigation, and supporting farmers with improved fertilizers as one way of producing for export. Minister for Agriculture Vicent Sempijja while a delivering a key note address at a two day joint Agriculture Sector annual review […]

Government releases 5bn to Insure Farmers against Risks

Government releases 5bn to Insure Farmers against Risks

Government has released 5 billion shillings as part of its plans to support the implementation of the Agricultural Insurance Scheme. According to a, the press release, the plan will be implemented by 10 insurance companies under the Uganda Insurers Association. Many farmers groups have already been identified as key players in this process and they […]

UN envoy urges the private sector to aid modern agriculture

UN envoy urges the private sector to aid modern agriculture

Rose Omalango, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Uganda has urged the private sector in the country to invest more in climate smart agriculture inputs that can help farmers practice Eco-based farming. Omalango made the call today Monday 25 July, while speaking to journalists in Kampala. She said such a move will save the environment […]

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