Agribusiness

Quality mars Uganda coffee

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Land fragmentation and the failure by many coffee farmers to maintain high standards, has hampered development of Uganda’s coffee sub –sector to better levels of prosperity.  Recently the African Coffee Academy (ACA) organized a Quality Management System/ Sanitary and Phytosanitary training workshop for coffee exporters, processors and farmers during which this viewpoint […]

Agribusiness

Farmers bounce through 2013

KAMPALA, UGANDA – A cross-section of people in the agriculture sector told East African Business Week that 2013 was a relatively good year for farmers. This was especially true during the first season of planting compared to the same period the previous year. Small scale farmers reaped bumper harvests, mostly due to the cool climate […]

Agribusiness

Entrepreneurship key to agricultural growth

KAMPALA, Uganda – Over the past 20 years, market opportunities for smallholder farmers have changed considerably due to the dissolution of government marketing boards, globalization and market reforms like liberalization. In many cases, this left farmers with few technical or financial services and reduced links to traditional export markets. On the other hand increasing urbanization, […]

Agribusiness

Small-scale farmers face hurdles

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Reducing poverty through improved agricultural methods in the rural areas will not happen if the government does not come up with good supportive policies for farmers. Alhaji M. Jallow, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Country Representative in Uganda recently cautioned small-scale farmers saying depending on subsistence farming as a main source […]

Agribusiness

Make coffee farming attractive to the youth government told

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Agribusiness

EU earmarks 15million euros as support to Uganda’s beef sector

MASINDA, Uganda–The European Union has earmarked 15 Million Euros to Support Uganda’s beef sector. The money is meant to finance the development of market oriented and environmentally sustainable beef industry in Uganda. The money will be channeled through the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries to finance a five year beef project whose objective […]

Agribusiness

EU earmarks 15million euros as support to Uganda’s beef sector

MASINDI, Uganda–The European Union has earmarked 15 Million Euros to Support Uganda’s beef sector. The money is meant to finance the development of market oriented and environmentally sustainable beef industry in Uganda. The money will be channeled through the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries to finance a five year beef project whose objective […]