MoU to support smallholder farmers-PAFO, AGRA
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MoU to Support Smallholder Farmers-PAFO, AGRA

Kigali, 14 April 2021: The Pan-African Farmers Organization (PAFO) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) have signed a cooperation and partnership agreement to strengthen the capacities of African farmers’ organizations to ensure that they provide effective services to smallholder farmers, especially women and youth. The agreement will see AGRA supporting Farmers’ […]

USD 3.5 Million Funding Boost for African's Sustainable Cooling Centre
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USD 3.5 Million Funding Boost for African’s Sustainable Cooling Centre

The new Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold Chain (ACES) has taken a major step forward in Rwanda with a $3.5 (£2.4 million) million funding boost. The UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) earmarked this contribution for the Centre’s design and technology kit-out, supporting the work of British universities (Birmingham, […]

Ugx. 750 Million Donation to Support Youth in Agribusiness-Standard Chartered Bank
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Ugx. 750 Million Donation to Support Youth in Agribusiness-Standard Chartered Bank

Kampala – Uganda – Standard Chartered Bank through the Standard Chartered Foundation donated Ugx 750,000,000 (Seven hundred and fifty million shillings) to support 600 Youth in Agribusiness as part of the “Futuremakers By Standard Chartered” programme. The programme that will be implemented by its NGO partners; ICCO Cooperation and Youth Business International through their ‘High Flyer program’ was unveiled during a press […]

Why Agribusiness Investment is Most Exciting for Africa.
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Why Agribusiness Investment is Most Exciting for Africa.

Agribusiness investment is currently the most exciting venture for Africa. Africa’s food import bill-estimated by the African Development Bank annually at $43 billion in 2019, should both be a source of worry and energise the continent into self-sustenance. Food imports create dependency and outflow of much needed foreign exchange. These food imports do not mean […]

Fresh Dairy Enlightens Families on Boosting Health and Nutrition
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Fresh Dairy Enlightens Families on Boosting Health and Nutrition

Kampala. Fresh Dairy, the leading dairy products producer in Uganda has once again enlightened families to maintain a healthy balanced diet, with an aim of boosting health and nutrition. A healthy balanced diet is one that helps maintain or improve overall health while providing the body with essential nutrition. Marketing Manager, Fresh Dairy – Vincent Omoth […]

South-South Leather Industry Exchange (SSE) Call for a Coordinated Policy
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South-South Leather Industry Exchange (SSE) Call for a Coordinated Policy

Nairobi, Kenya, 29th January 2021 – Leather industry stakeholders from East Africa, Egypt, and Ethiopia attending the South-South Leather Industry Exchange (SSE) virtual forum called for a coordinated manner in the development of policies between Governments and the private sector. The event organized by the Center for Business Innovation & Training (CBiT) in collaboration with a […]

Over 900 MSMEs Training MoU by UIA & Uganda Insurers Association
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Over 900 MSMEs Training MoU by UIA & Uganda Insurers Association

By David Muwanga The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) and Uganda Insurers Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at creating an enabling environment for doing business in Uganda by especially strengthening the intersection between investment and insurance today at the Authority’s head office on Lumumba Avenue. Mr. Joseph Kiggundu, the Acting Director-General, Uganda Investment […]

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Sasakawa Africa Association Partners with IT Firms to Provide E-Agric Extension Services to Farmers

BY SAMUEL NABWIISO The agriculture sector remains the main thrust of Uganda’s economic growth. This is because the sector contributes about 25% of the National Gross Domestic Product and it employs over 70% of the Uganda’s, population. This sector also provides great potential and avenues for economic growth and inclusion, particularly for women and the youth. Statistics shows that women make […]