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UGX. 48 Billion Free Zone Facility Construction Inaugurated by Uganda Free Zones Authority in Entebbe.

BY Samuel Nabwiiso. The Government of Uganda through the Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA) has inaugurated the construction of the first public Free Zone in Uganda. The free zone facility is established at Entebbe International Airport and it’s estimated to cost Government UGX48 Billion. Upon  construction completion  whose construction is said to last for 6 […]

As Uganda prepares to conduct its National General Election in 2021, smallholder farmers have called upon all political parties intending to participate to prioritize Agriculture while drafting their manifestos.
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Farmers ask Ugandan politicians to prioritize agriculture

As Uganda prepares to conduct its National General Election in 2021, smallholder farmers have called upon all political parties intending to participate to prioritize Agriculture while drafting their manifestos. Under their Umbrella Organization of Eastern African Small-Scale Farmers Forum (ESAFF) Uganda chapter, they urge that politicians, especially Members of Parliament, play a crucial role when […]

The 10th edition of the annual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Kigali Rwanda, saw heads of state, government ministers, civil society, and business leaders resolve to use the flourishing urban food markets as a launchpad for growing the continent’s agricultural investments into stable businesses.
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AGRF 2020 Concludes with Call for Greater Focus on Urban Food Markets

The 10th edition of the annual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Kigali Rwanda, saw heads of state, government ministers, civil society, and business leaders resolve to use the flourishing urban food markets as a launchpad for growing the continent’s agricultural investments into stable businesses. The AGRF, the world’s premier forum for advancing Africa’s agricultural […]

CASSAVA farmers in Serere District found in Eastern Uganda have started planting disease-resistant cassava varieties which are currently undergoing trials.
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Cassava farmers in Eastern Uganda participate in planting field trials of disease resistant cassava

CASSAVA farmers in Serere District found in Eastern Uganda participated in planting field trials of disease-resistant cassava varieties at the National Semi-Arid Resource Institute (NaSSARI) in Serere. The Cassava Varieties were developed by Ugandan Scientists in collaboration with their global counterparts using Biotechnology Science. NaSSARI is one of the places where trials for disease-resistant cassava […]

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East African Grain Council IITA and EAGC partner to produce aflatoxin-free grains

BY SAMUEL NABWIISO The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) have signed an agreement to work together to tackle aflatoxin contamination of grains in the region to help ensure that they are safe for human and livestock consumption and meet export standards. Aflatoxin is a highly poisonous chemical […]

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Africa’s foremost multilateral trade finance institution, has approved a $400-million revolving global credit facility agreement for the Export Trading Group (ETG), one of the largest and fastest-growing integrated agricultural conglomerates in Africa.
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Afreximbank provides $400m to drive agricultural productivity and resilience

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Africa’s foremost multilateral trade finance institution, has approved a $400-million revolving global credit facility agreement for the Export Trading Group (ETG), one of the largest and fastest-growing integrated agricultural conglomerates in Africa. The agreement will enable ETG  to keep playing its vital role in the agri-foods supply chain of efficiently […]

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The EU Is Fueling Hunger in Africa

Muhammed Magassy BANJUL – Africa is becoming a new COVID-19 epicenter. In the recent weeks, South Africa reported a 60% increase in natural deaths, suggesting a higher COVID death toll than reported. And the World Health Organization recently warned that cases are proliferating across Sub-Saharan Africa, including my country, The Gambia. Unless the European Union urgently rethinks its protectionist […]