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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Uganda loses 200, 000 hectares of forests each year, says environment official

Uganda loses 200, 000 hectares of forests each year, says environment official

The Ambassador of the world Agroforestry Centre, Dr.Dennis Garrity has asked government to scale up soil regeneration for landscape restoration geared towards making crops resilient to drought and helps improve farmer’s livehoods. Garrity who is also the chairperson of Ever Green Agriculture partnership said that natural regeneration of soils will enable farmers increase the soil […]

Agric activists want government to introduce credit financing to farmers.

Agric activists want government to introduce credit financing to farmers.

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) advocating for farmers’ rights have asked government to introduce agricultural credit finance for small hold farmers to enable the produce in large quantities. The farmer’s CSOs led by the National Farmers’ Association (NFA) and Caritas Uganda say that   agricultural productivity has gone down due to limited accessible agricultural credit financing. While […]

Farmers in Luwero loose over 1700 livestock due to dry spells each year

Farmers in Luwero loose over 1700 livestock due to dry spells each year

Nakaseke LC5 Chairperson Sam Kigula has said farmers in Nakaseke and Luwero districts loose over 1700 livestock due to prolonged dry spells that the districts suffer each season. Kigula who was speaking while meeting district leaders recently at Nimrod Hotel in Luwero said that although the district is surrounded by many water bodies, livestock farmers […]

International agricultural show opens in Jinja

International agricultural show opens in Jinja

The international agricultural show that will run from 11th and end on Sunday 17th has been opened in Jinja show ground by the ministry of agriculture and the farmer’s federation. The minister of agriculture Vincent Bamulangaki sempijja says the show is intended to show the new technologies in farming, poultry and fishing. Sempijja says that farmers across the country should […]

Piglets for farmers

Piglets for farmers

Farmers in Entebbe have been motivated by the supply of high quality piglets to boost their income and livelihood. 30 farmers each received two piglets male and female from LAUMA Christian  training and teaching company in an effort to help the people with low income have hybrid piglets which grow fast and give them quick returns. The […]

Government to institutionalize fortified maize purchase

Government to institutionalize fortified maize purchase

Government is set to institutionalize the purchase of fortified maize flours to enable students at institutions of learning to eat food rich in minerals and nutrients. This was disclosed by the head of Nutrition programme at the Ministry of Health Dr. Jacent Asiimwe while speaking at the Fortification Assessment meeting held in Kampala, adding that government […]

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