The importance of Agriculture for inclusive growth is reiterated in various national development strategies but not translated into public expenditures for the sector.
Agribusiness Industry

New World Bank report says Government spending on agriculture must be a priority

The importance of Agriculture for inclusive growth is reiterated in various national development strategies but not translated into public expenditures for the sector. According to a World Bank Report released in Uganda recently, it should be a priority for the government to steer public investments in agriculture towards the provision of public goods such as […]

Smallholder farmers in Kiryandongo district have made a plea to the government to think of implementing agricultural hands-on studies in schools to facilitate a skilled and knowledgeable generation able to uplift the backbone of Uganda’s economy.
Agribusiness Industry

Kiryandongo farmers want Government to implement practical agriculture in schools

Smallholder farmers in Kiryandongo district have made a plea to the government to think of implementing agricultural hands-on studies in schools to facilitate a skilled and knowledgeable generation able to uplift the backbone of Uganda’s economy. Farming as a backbone of the country’s economy has faced a decline in the past years registering a revenue […]

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Africa Agribusiness

Shinzo Abe says Japan will help double Africa’s rice production by 2030

The Sasakawa Association will work with the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA), to help double rice production to 50 million tonnes by 2030. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the announcement at the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) symposium held on Wednesday during the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development. “Japanese technology can play a key […]

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

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 learn good agricultural practices. The young Farmers International Exchange programme will see 10 younger farmers travelling. This program is a partnership between the Scorlermer Foundation of the Germany Farmers Association and being sponsored by the […]

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

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, 2018 such that Uganda  can start the growing of Genetically Modified Organisms that have been developed through Biotechnology Engineering. Farmers have learnt that scientists at the National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) Namulonge have developed […]

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.
Africa Agribusiness Industry

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) to millions of smallholder farmers in Africa. Under this partnership, key partners, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), are providing support to further roll out the MFN […]