Agribusiness

Humphrey Mutasa, the head of partnership at the federation, addresses the Media about the programme at the Farmers’ Federation Head office

Young Ugandan farmers to learn good agricultural practices in Germany

Young Farmers Federation of Uganda has launched youth-friendly programme that will see beginning farmers from Uganda travel to Germany to […]

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Jude Aleu. Trial Manager of GM cassava at NaCRRI showing how so clean the tuber from a GM cassava

Cassava farmers ask President to approve GMO bill

Cassava farmers from Nakasongola District have appealed to President Yoweri Museveni to assent on the passed Genetic Engineering Regulatory Bill, […]

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Students from Bukalasa Agriculture Institute displaying some of their crops at the show

Museveni advises farmers to embrace govt programs to end poverty

President Yoweri Museveni has encouraged farmers to utilize government programs being implemented in the agriculture sector to fight hunger and […]

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Minister Kabatsi on( left) and Dr Lagu at the Media Center in Kampala on Tuesday

AU chooses Uganda to host Regional Livestock Gene Bank

Uganda has been chosen by the African Union to host the regional gene bank for the Eastern Africa region. The […]

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Left: Fresh Dairy officials: Joseph Awino – GM Sales (L), Vincent Omoth – Marketing Manager (C ) and Jonathan Williams (R ) - Operations Manager Production taste and launch the new Brookside Fruit Yoghurt with real fruits coming in 4 flavours: Pear Caramel, Lemon biscuits, Strawberry and Vanilla available countrywide in shops, kiosks, duukas and supermarkets.

Fresh Dairy Introduces Brookside Fruit Yoghurt

Fresh Dairy, has unveiled Brookside Fruit Yoghurt,  a new entrant into its yoghurt family. The Brookside Fruit Yoghurt comes in […]

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Uganda’s Prime Minister Dr Ruhankana Rugunda has said that the government together with other partners, under the Agriculture Finance Platform,  are working to finalize the National Agriculture Finance Policy that will ensure that all bottlenecks encountered in the agricultural sector including financing are dealt with.

Uganda designs policy on agriculture financing

Uganda’s Prime Minister Dr Ruhankana Rugunda has said that the government together with other partners, under the Agriculture Finance Platform, […]

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Mastercard has announced the signing of two public-private partnerships that will extend the reach of the Mastercard Farmers Network (MFN) to millions of smallholder farmers in Africa.

Mastercard partners with USADF, CIAT to support smallholder farmers across Africa

Mastercard has announced the signing of two public-private partnerships that will extend the reach of the Mastercard Farmers Network (MFN) […]

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Fish accounts for more than one-fifth of the protein intake of African south of the Sahara and provides a livelihood to millions of people

Africa’s Small-Scale Fisheries Critical to Food Security

Africa’s small-scale fisheries play a critical role in global food security and must be supported with greater research and investment, […]

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New financing to the tune of Ush34 billion has been made available to support agribusinesses in Uganda as new funding partners; Soros Economic Development Fund, part of Open Society Foundation (OSF) and FCA  Investment (FCAI) join the Yield Uganda Investment Fund.

Agribusinesses in Uganda added Ush34 billion support

New financing to the tune of Ush34 billion has been made available to support agribusinesses in Uganda as new funding […]

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Smallholder farmers have asked the Government to involve them in the budget formulation process as they believe that it’s the only way their views and voices will be heard.

Smallholder farmers demand Budget formulation process involvement

Smallholder farmers have asked the Government to involve them in the budget formulation process as they believe that it’s the […]

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The report also warns that Africa needs to tackle the IT skills and digital literacy gap, especially amongst farmers

Africa’s biggest “digital dividend” in rural areas – study

Digital innovations could transform African rural areas and agriculture while tackling many of the continent’s other emerging challenges, from youth […]

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East African farmers and producers under their umbrella organization Fair-trade East and Central Africa Network have pointed out the lack of markets for their produces as a major hindrance towards them achieving the middle-income status.

East African farmers decry lack of markets for their produce

East African farmers and producers under their umbrella organization Fair-trade East and Central Africa Network have pointed out the lack […]

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Pius Wakabi, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture (centre) in a group picture with some of the farmers

13 farmers in Netherlands to learn modern agricultural practices

A group of 13 farmers from various parts of the country are in Netherlands where they are on best agriculture […]

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Minister Kyambadde is expected to open the convention

Uganda set to host global tea convention

Uganda is set to host the 40th African Tea Convention scheduled for June 26th to 28th  2019 at the Kampala Serena […]

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Chemiphar acts as an enabler to agri-businesses which are required to meet international standards for both export and local certification of their processed and value added products.

Yield Uganda Investment Fund invests in analytical laboratory

Yield Uganda Investment Fund has committed Shs1.3 billion to Chemiphar (U) Ltd alongside Agricultural Business Initiative’s (aBi) grant injection of […]

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the dairy sub-sector presents a huge potential for promoting agro industrializations in Uganda according to economic policy research centre.

Decline in Milk yields: Increased multi-acaricide tick resistance to blame

Basing on a household survey panel data, the food and agriculture organization (FAO) statistics and qualitative data from field visits […]

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Hakim Baliraine, the ESAFF Uganda chairperson, making presentation during the symposium

Conventional Farming affecting farmers access to market

Promotion of conventional farming in Uganda may affect small holder farmers’ access to local and international markets due to the […]

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Stanbic Bank Uganda Ltd was declared the best performing Commercial Bank in disseminating the Government of Uganda funded Agricultural Credit Facility (ACF) by Bank of Uganda at a ceremony that was held at Sheraton Kampala Hotel on Thursday.

Stanbic Bank wins BoU’s Agricultural Credit Facility top award

Stanbic Bank Uganda Ltd was declared the best performing Commercial Bank in disseminating the Government of Uganda funded Agricultural Credit […]

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Uganda’s Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda and US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac signing the partnership

Uganda, US sign partnership to reduce poverty and hunger

The US and Uganda governments have signed partnership to improve agriculture productivity and ensure food security as well as reduce […]

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East African farmers and producers under their umbrella organization Fair-trade East and Central Africa Network have pointed out the lack of markets for their produces as a major hindrance towards them achieving the middle-income status.

Kenya advised on boosting agriculture and tourism to reduce unproductive debt

As at June 2018, Kenya`s main foreign lenders included commercial banks, China and World Bank at 33 per cent, 22 […]

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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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