Agribusiness

The new Laboratory commissioned at the National Livestock Resources Research Institute (NaliRRI) Nakyesesa, Namulonge in Wakiso District

Uganda gets Shs7bn Livestock Biosecurity Diagnostic Laboratory

One of the challenges that the livestock sector in Uganda has been and is still facing, is the outbreak of […]

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State Minister for Agriculture Christopher Kibanzanga

Global buyers seek partnership to boost vanilla trade in Uganda

A consortium of the world’s biggest vanilla buyers have expressed desire to partner with stakeholders and position Uganda as a […]

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Agriculture, Tourism and Natural Resources Committee Chairperson Mathias stressing point during the Assembly meeting recently

EAC Assembly calls for more funds to agriculture sectors

The East African Legislative Assembly has once again reiterated the need to implement the Malabo Declaration as a means to […]

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State Minister for Agriculture Christopher Kibanzanga

Government developing Law to regulate Cannabis farming in Uganda

Companies that have picked Interest in growing cannabis in Uganda have been told to wait until government develops legal framework […]

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Uganda’ s minister of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja (2nd left) and second Deputy Prime Minister, also Minister for East African Community Affairs Kirunda Kivenjinja (3rd left), join other participants during the Association of Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA) Council of Patron Ministers conference in Munyonyo last week.

Scientists told to support farmers by developing solutions for agric sector

Uganda’s Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has asked African Scientists to develop more solutions that can help farmers to overcome […]

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The memorandum of understanding (MoU) will also include delivery of related training and construction of associated infrastructure

Agriculture Ministry signs MoU with 2 UK companies

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) has partnered with M/S Alvan Blanch and Colas Ltd to improve […]

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As a precautionary measure, the World Food Programme (WFP) has temporarily halted distribution worldwide of a fortified blended food from one of its suppliers as tests continue to establish whether it is linked to outbreaks of illness in East Africa.

WFP suspends distribution of ‘deadly’ cereal as tests continue

As a precautionary measure, the World Food Programme (WFP) has temporarily halted distribution worldwide of a fortified blended food from […]

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Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries Pius Wakabi

Government woos investors to invest in livestock sector value chain

Government has urged the private sector and corporate companies to invest in the country’s livestock sector and exploit the business […]

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Women tending to their coffee gardens

‘Use women groups to promote coffee production’

Coffee producer organizations have been asked to make use of women groups to promote the production of coffee. The call […]

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President Museveni accompanied by Trade and Industry Minister Amelia Kyambadde (R) looks at one of the processed and packaged products of Soroti Fruit Factory during the commissioning on Saturday April 13, 2019

Fruit farming will get you out of poverty, Museveni tells Teso farmers

President Yoweri Museveni has asked the people of Teso Sub-Region in Eastern Uganda to continue growing fruits because it is […]

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Coffee was also maintained among the 12 priority commodities in the Agriculture Sector Strategic Plan and the National Development Plan

Uganda signs coffee development agreement with Vietnam

Ugandan government, through its Agriculture Ministry, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in one […]

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Digital Agriculture expected to transform 100,000+ ethiopian farmers

Techno Brain Unveils digital agric solution for 100,000+ Ethiopian farmers

NAIROBI – Leading digital solutions company, Techno Brain Group, has signed a partnership with Ethiopian based Green Agro solutions PLC […]

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Agriculture Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja talks to participants

Government to adopt new system to extend agricultural extension services

Government, though the Ministry of Agriculture, is in the process of adopting a new policy that will ensure all farmers  […]

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How Free Trade and Technology is impacting Africa's development

How Free Trade and Technology is impacting Africa’s development

When the Africa Continental Free Trade Area is implemented this year, it will create a single market for goods and […]

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President Museveni handed over agricultural machinery and vehicles to agricultural extension workers to promote agricultural mechanization in the country.

Embrace modern technology in farming, Museveni tells farmers

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has encouraged farmers to embrace modern technology so as to get high yields. He also asked […]

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Fish exporters have asked Uganda’s Parliament not to try and reverse a decision of having continued presence of Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF) on lakes in their bid to stop illegal fishing.

Fish exporters demand UPDF continued stay on lakes

Fish exporters have asked Uganda’s Parliament not to try and reverse a decision of having continued presence of Uganda Peoples’ […]

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Maize dominates breeding programs in the region as twice as many companies have active breeding programs for maize as for other important crops, such as dry beans, soybean and tomato.

African seed companies excel in serving smallholder farmers

NAIROBI – Two homegrown African seed companies top the 2019 Access to Seeds Index for Eastern and Southern Africa, for […]

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Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja launching a new soybean variety (Maksoy 6N) developed by Makerere University at Kabanyoro Agricultural Research Institute in Wakiso District on February 22

Government considers making Soybean priority crop

Government is considering including soybean among strategic crops alongside others it is promoting that will boost farmers’ earnings. This was […]

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President Yoweri Museveni commissioning Kisara Coffee Factory at Kikwaya trading centre in Kakumiro District. He was flanked by the managing director Kamanyire Kalooli and Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija.

Stop harvesting premature coffee, Museveni tells farmers

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has asked farmers to stop harvesting premature coffee in the name of maximising profits from the […]

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ESAFF Uganda chairperson (in yellow T-shirt) listening to the explanation from the coordinator of the Ajee Group during the farm tour

Amuru Farming Community to plant 10,000 Acres of Coffee

Coffee exports from Uganda are expected to increase in the coming years as more farmers in Northern Uganda start embracing […]

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Minister Namuganza promised them that her ministry will work with the Ministry of Agriculture to come up with special agriculture programmes targeting Women especially those in the rural areas.

Create more Awareness on Land Registration and Rights, Women farmers ask Government

KAMPALA – Rural women farmers have asked government to create more awareness about land registration processes and land rights Issues […]

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According to Andrew Adem, the ESAFF programmes manager, the meeting intends to empower women on how to fully participate in agriculture

Women farmers to converge in Kampala for national agric dialogue

Over 200 women engaging in agriculture are set to meet in Kampala to discuss key issues affecting their effective participation […]

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Africado was established in 2007 as Tanzania’s first commercial and international grade producer of avocados.

Finnfund boosts sustainable avocado farming in Tanzania

Finnfund, a Finnish development finance company, provides a EUR 2.5 million secured loan to Africado, a Tanzanian avocado producer. Sustainable […]

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Speaking during the Launch of the cooperation, Agriculture Minister Vincent Ssempijja said some of the reforms have led to exclusion of a considerable number of fishers from the fisheries, and could potentially lead to increased risk of loss of livelihoods among fishing communities.

FAO, government launch Project to support fishing communities

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF, have launched a […]

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Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the  Western Cape, has hosted a first-of-its-kind discussion on the economic potential of the medicinal cannabis industry for South Africa and the rest of Africa.

Western Cape hosts conference on how to invest in Cannabis for Medicinal purposes

Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the  Western Cape, has hosted a first-of-its-kind […]

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The importance of developing improved varieties of seed, offering better nutritional value and supporting crop diversity is echoed in a recent report by the EAT–Lancet Commission.

Global seed firms reach only 10% of world’s small farmers – survey

AMSTERDAM – Global seed companies are adapting their products to combat the impact of climate change and address nutrition needs. But limited […]

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The CSOs urge that the current changes in seasons, and climate change affects farmers across the country where some parts are experiencing unprecedented long dry spells and unevenly distributed rainfalls.

Review Agriculture Credit agreement, activists ask government

Civil society organizations have asked government to review an agreement it signed with commercial banks undertaking Agriculture credit facility (ACF) […]

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Participants who include key stakeholders in the sector used the meeting to review the current version of the draft Bill

New fisheries law to enhance sustainable food production

Uganda will soon have a new Fisheries and Aquaculture law, if the proposed Fisheries and Aquaculture Bill, 2018, being reviewed, […]

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Uganda Export Promotions Board (UEPB) has set a target of supporting and enabling Shea Nut producers to have at least 200,000 tonnes to 500,000 tonnes of Shea Nut produced by 2022.

Uganda sets target to export 500,000 tonnes of Shea Nut products by 2022

Uganda Export Promotions Board (UEPB) has set a target of supporting and enabling Shea Nut producers to have at least […]

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Agro ecology is farming that centres on food production that makes the best use of nature’s goods and services while preserving natural resources.

Promote Agro ecology farming to protect our environment, agriculturalists urge govt

James Isabirye   a maize farmers from Wakiso District has been farming for the last 10 years with the hope of […]

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