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Museveni tells farmers in Kabale to irrigate year round to beat drought

Museveni tells farmers in Kabale to irrigate year round to beat drought

President Yoweri Museveni has encouraged farmers in the country, who are engaged in crop production, to instill in their minds the culture and practice of growing crops all year around using any improvised means of irrigation scheme to combat drought spells. “The science of pumping water from a water source to a reservoir at a […]

Buganda minister wants investors to tap into agric technology

Buganda minister wants investors to tap into agric technology

Buganda minister for finance and investment, Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa has called on investors to tap into more agricultural technology that encourages youth involvement so that they can realise high production of crops like coffee for exports. Nsibirwa made the remarks while briefing journalists on the upcoming coffee technology expo  organized by Braz –Afric group ,scheduled […]

Donors want government to punish companies that supply fake seeds to farmers

Donors want government to punish companies that supply fake seeds to farmers

Development partners who support the Agricultural sector in Uganda are unhappy with the way government pampers companies supplying fake seeds to farmers. Representatives from International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Sates Agency for International Development (USAID), Netherlands Cooperation, World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), European Union (EU), Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Deparrtment […]

Government to reform youths livelihood programme

Government to reform youths livelihood programme

State minister for youth and children, Nakiwala Kiyinji, has said government is in the process of reforming the youth livelihood programme to enable more youths benefit from its projects.   Kiyinji in an interview with journalists on Monday August 08, 2016 outlined the new reforms in the pipe line to include, having youth taught on […]

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 […]

President Museveni tells farmers to abandon traditional farming methods

President Museveni tells farmers to abandon traditional farming methods

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has told farmers to abandon their traditional ways of farming saying they have no place in the modern age. While flagging off the construction of Andibo Valley Dam in Pakwach, Nebbi district Museveni cautioned people from the West Nile Sub-Region against sticking to old farming methods which are […]

The Quest for land amid increasing fake land titles

The Quest for land amid increasing fake land titles

Land is a key factor of economic production, so we are taught in school. But even before we study that, everyone has realized the importance of land- the house or houses where you have stayed since you were born is built on land, the food you eat is grown on land, just as the school and […]

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