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Local governments urged to empower community to reduce on hunger

Local governments urged to empower community to reduce on hunger

The Ministry of Agriculture, animal industry and fisheries has urged  local governments to empower community to reduce on hunger experienced to some areas of Uganda in last months. The Minister of state for agriculture, animal industry and fisheries Kibanzanga Christopher said this while officiating at the annual general meeting of Uganda local governments association ULGA […]

Uganda Farmers Contend with Seeds of Uncertainty

James Kisembo, a farmer in Kabarole, western Uganda, decided to prepare two acres for growing beans, three times the size of what he grew in 2014. Kisembo was inspired by the good harvest his neighbour got the previous season. He went hunting for the better seed varieties from a seed shop in Fort Portal town. […]

Uganda government to support bee farming

With the country’s bee farming sector slowing growing and very little is known about them, the government is now calling upon all bee farmers to register with The Uganda National Agriculture Development Organization (TONADO) for the government to easily extend financial assistance to them for growth. According to the junior minister for agriculture and animal […]

Pineapple Farmers demand processing plant

More than 200 pineapple farmers in Luwero district are stuck with 8000 pineapples following a snag in the establishment of food processing plant in the district. Pineapple farmers in Luwero under the natural Uganda cooperative society limited petitioned president Yoweri Museveni demanding for a processing plant to add value for their organic pineapple. The president […]

Cooperative Bank to resume operation in Uganda

The vice chairman board of directors at Uganda co-operative alliance, Byamugisha Lamuel reveals that farmers are in last stages of re-opening the cooperative bank which closed down in the late 90s. Byamugisha says, they now have the 1 billion Uganda shillings as initial capital and are moving to engaging the central Bank to have them licensed to start operations. He also […]

MPs ask government to stop sale of fake seeds on Uganda market

Members of Parliament have asked the government to investigate the seeds which are on Uganda market following concerns that many of the seeds sold to farmers do not germinate. The MPs who include the woman MP for Ibanda district Margaret Kiboijana and the MP for Busiro north Prof .Gilbert Bukenya said that farmers are being […]

Parliament demands more attention to agriculture technologies and extension services

Members of the Parliamentary committee on Agriculture want government to expedite the use of fertilizers, provision of adequate seeds and mechanization of agriculture with a view of improving agriculture productions. Legislators proposed the adoption of policies that will protect farmers from exploitation by traders and middlemen who pay for farm produce months before they mature […]

Government to revive cooperative societies and boost agribusiness

The permanent secretary for the ministry of Trade and Industry, Olaunah Emmanuel has revealed that the government is in advanced stages to revive cooperative societies as one of the ways to boost agribusiness in Uganda. Olaunah says, the government will rebuild existing cooperatives and set up new one in those areas which have not had one as […]

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