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Deforestation and Encroachment on ecosystems remains a big environmental challenge

Deforestation and Encroachment on ecosystems remains a big environmental challenge

Water resources, wetlands, biodiversity and ecosystems and forests are what make up a great environment. To preserve and protect them, the NRM government has put strong policies, laws and regulations on how people can manage them. In the Manifesto, the NRM government promised to do the following to preserve the environment. It promised to focus […]

Ugandans advised to stock food as locusts advance from Kenyan side

Ugandans advised to stock food as locusts advance from Kenyan side

Ugandans have been advised to stock food as a precautionary measure to counter the effects of desert locusts that are a mere 166 kilometers from the Uganda-Kenya border in the north eastern region of Karamoja according to Uganda’s  Ministry of Information and National Guidance. Turkana is about 166km from Karamoja, meaning the locusts can reach […]

Uganda on high alert over an imminent desert locusts’ invasion

Uganda on high alert over an imminent desert locusts’ invasion

Uganda’s ministry of agriculture has announced that it is on high alert over an eminent threat of desert locusts that have invaded the East African Region especially the neighboring Kenya. The revelation was made on Friday by Aggrey Bagiire, the State Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries during a press briefing at the Ugandan […]

Uganda Christian University (UCU) partners with private sector in rice, coffee value addition

Uganda Christian University (UCU) partners with private sector in rice, coffee value addition

Uganda Christian University (UCU) Mukono has launched an initiative to add value to Ugandan processed rice. This is aimed at encouraging students to practice agriculture after school. Through a partnership with the Uganda private sector dealing in quality rice and coffee processing, UCU is set to train agribusiness students unique ways of adding value to […]

Government to Avail Shs100b to re-stabilize maize prices

Government to Avail Shs100b to re-stabilize maize prices

The government of Uganda has committed a sum of Uganda Shillings 100 billion towards re-stabilizing the maize prices.The money will be available in a weeks-time and channeled through Bank of Uganda Agriculture Credit Facility. A 15 per cent interest rate shall be levied from businessmen interested in getting the loan to buy the Maize grains […]

stanbic bank to invest Shs 0.4bn in agribusiness in uganda

stanbic bank to invest Shs 0.4bn in agribusiness in uganda

Story By Sierra Ruth Stanbic bank Uganda is to invest UGShs. 400 Million in micro and small scale agribusinesses. It has partnered with CURAD, an agribusiness to bring about agribusiness development. The main aim of this partnership to target micro and small agriculture business through offering management skills. It also includes training the small business owners to explore […]

Parliament passes 2018/19 financial year budget

Parliament passes 2018/19 financial year budget

Parliament has finally passed the budget for the financial year 2018/19 worth 32.5 Trillion shillings. The passed budget includes the recurrent Expenditure of 9.4 trillion shillings, Development Expenditure of 13 trillion shilling s and statutory expenditure of 10 trillion shillings. Parliament also passed the Appropriation Bill, 2018, authorizing the public expenditure from the consolidated fund worth […]

Fall Armyworm Tech Prize: Highest number of entries from Uganda

Fall Armyworm Tech Prize: Highest number of entries from Uganda

Fall Armyworm Tech Prize received the highest number of entries from Uganda according to the announcement made by Nesta on behalf of Feed the Future. A total of 228 applications were received, mostly from Africa. The global Fall Armyworm Tech Prize aims at finding digital solutions to identify, track and protect crops from the pest, which has devastated agricultural produce across the […]

Kadaga calls for more women funding

Kadaga calls for more women funding

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed government to stop using funds meant for the Women Enterprise Fund to train local government officials about the project. Kadaga made the directive at a workshop that was updating members of parliament on the implementation of the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship programme at parliament. She said that the local […]

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 […]

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