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Uganda minister advises farmers to form groups

The Uganda state minister for agriculture Bright Rwamirama has appealed to Kabarole district farmers to form groups in order to benefit from Uganda government agricultural modernization programmes. He says farmers in groups can also easily access bigger markets because they have bigger products to sell to the market and can easily access loans and machines […]

Uganda president Museveni calls for more investments in agro-processing

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has appealed to the Executives of Albatros Energy Company, to encourage other investors to come and invest in Uganda’s agro-processing sector to help improve Uganda’s household income and reduce hunger. Uganda remains pre-dominantly an agricultural country. The Uganda agricultural sector employs over 80 percent of the country’s labour force but poor […]

Pests attack Kayunga, destroys coffee plantations

Pests have attacked Kayunga district, destroying hundreds of hectares of coffee plantations sending area coffee farmers in panic according to the Uganda Ministry Agriculture. The Commissioner in charge of crop protection in the Uganda Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Bulegeya Komayombi told journalists today (25th June 2010) that the pest is moving at […]

Action Aid calls for better agricultural policies to help Uganda rural women

Action Aid, an International NGO operating in Uganda has appealed to the Uganda government to make better policies to help Uganda rural women involved in agriculture get out of poverty. Dr. Paul Ojuman, Action Aid policy manager says Uganda agricultural policies mainly focus on commercial agriculture which doesn’t favour the rural poor. Ojuman says women […]

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