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Farmers should start insuring their agribusiness using micro insurance – FSDU

Farmers should start insuring their agribusiness using micro insurance – FSDU

The Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU), a company committed to promoting greater access to financial services and reducing financial exclusion in Uganda has called farmers to start insuring their agribusiness using micro insurance. Micro insurance is a mechanism designed to protect low income earners against risk like accident, illness, death in the family, natural disasters among […]

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 […]

Coca cola pleased with $12M fruit factory in Uganda

Coca cola pleased with $12M fruit factory in Uganda

American multinational beverage corporation, the business behind the Coca-Cola Company was pleased to hear that the highly awaited fruit factory in Uganda would commence operations soon. The $12 million rated fruit factory had not operated since its construction began back in 2015, suffering a heavy setback to the key players and the farmers who had […]

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 […]

Mps urge National Forest Authority to carry out reforestation in order to improve forest cover

Mps urge National Forest Authority to carry out reforestation in order to improve forest cover

 Members of Parliament have tasked officials from National Forestry Authority (NFA) to explain the circumstances leading to the reduced forest cover and rampant deforestation in the country. Officials from the NFA led by the acting Executive Director Paul Musamali were meeting MPs on the Natural Resources Committee now considering the Ministerial Policy Statement for financial […]

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 […]

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