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Over 30,000 beneficiaries, big stride for skilling Uganda fund

Over 30,000 beneficiaries, big stride for skilling Uganda fund

The 120 billion shilling skilling Uganda fund has already registered 30,000 beneficiaries seven years of existence after its launch in 2012. The projects targets 60,000 beneficiaries by 2020 and is aimed at facilitating competitiveness, productivity and employment for self reliance among the Ugandan youth. The Assistant Commissioner for Vocational Education, Mr. James Mugerwa during the […]

Ministry warns on another army worm outbreak

Ministry warns on another army worm outbreak

The ministry of agriculture has warned of another possible imminent fall army worm outbreak. The warning has been given by senior agricultural inspector in the ministry of Agriculture Katunguka David Rukasakare during an inception workshop for a project on enhancing the country’s capacity for management of the pest. Giving an update on the status of […]

Poisonous cassava kills nine in North Eastern Uganda

Poisonous cassava kills nine in North Eastern Uganda

Government has confirmed nine people to have died of consumption of poisonous cassava plants in districts of Bugiri ,Busia and Tororo. This was disclosed by the Minister of Agriculture Vincent Sempijja while responding to the concerns raised by the MP for Tororo county south Fredrick Angura and Kumi municipality MP Silas Aorgon over the people […]

Army worm to stay in farmers gardens as more research is done

Army worm to stay in farmers gardens as more research is done

As farmers return to garden and are reporting army worm, government says that the army worm to stay in farmers gardens for some time as the researchers are developing scientific biological methods to deal with the persistent army worm. The minister of Agriculture Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja said that as government intensifies ways of stopping army […]

Despite its effect to Lake Victoria,the water hyacinth has enormous benefits to communities

Despite its effect to Lake Victoria,the water hyacinth has enormous benefits to communities

When talking about the water hyacinth on Lake Victoria, most people pay much attention to its negative effects on the aquatic and  human life. However, it must be noted the the water hyacinth despite its negative consequences, there are a number of people who derive their livelihood from the plant. As for Kevin Kawuki, a […]

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 […]

Youth interested in agriculture – Report

Youth interested in agriculture – Report

A report made by non governmental organization, Driving the youth-led new agribusiness and microenterprise (DYNAMIC) shows that 62% of the youth who are out of school  in 8 districts of Northern Uganda are highly interested in engaging in Agriculture as their principal means of earning a living. The survey that was conducted in the districts of Agago, Abim, Gulu, […]

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 […]

Farmers Groups receive seedlings and piglets

Farmers Groups receive seedlings and piglets

Farmers groups are warned against misusing the planting materials and animals extended to them for Agribusiness. This warning came as three farmers groups from Mityna,Wakiso and Entebbe were receiving piglets and passion fruit seedlings at a farmers meeting held at Cathy Gardens in Wakiso town. The Director Love ,Unity make Archives ministry based in Bweyogere […]

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