Agribusiness

Ethiopia-Israel strengthen agricultural cooperation

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia–Israel is working with Ethiopia and other East African countries to improve agriculture by developing new technologies such technologies include but not limited to Computer drip irrigation.  Computer drip irrigation; early warning systems; and thermal imaging; are some of the projects underway.  Farming accounts for half of GDP and 83.9 percent of total […]

Agribusiness

26 African states attend Agrochemicals food testing training

Kampala, uganda–Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is hosting participants from 26 African countries for a four-day Regional Training on Analytical Methods for Veterinary Drugs and Pesticides in Animal Products. The training is sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in collaboration with the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and the Ministry of […]

Agribusiness

Technology helping East Africa unlock agriculture potential

  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia–Information technology is being utilised more than ever to improve agriculture in East Africa. The sector is responsible for 83.9% of imports and 80% of total employment in Ethiopia alone. Technology-led transformation promotes good business practise and encourages farmers to work collaboratively. On a larger scale, aerial images from satellites, weather forecasts […]

Agribusiness

Create budget for environment NEMA tells local governments

KAMPALA, Uganda–National Environment management Authority (NEMA) has held meeting with local leaders from Bunyoro region, the meeting focused at strengthen decentralized environment management. Speaking during the meeting the NEMA Executive Director Dr.Tom Okurut noted that most Local governments are not allocating budgets to environmental activities in their District work plan yet environment plays a vital […]

Agribusiness

Uganda to extend palm oil growing to other districts

KAMPALA, Uganda–The Minister for Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries Vincent Bamulangaki  Ssempija  has reiterated the need for government to replicate palm oil farming to other districts where the crop can grow well. “As  Ministry of Agriculture we are going to encourage farmers from the districts of Mayuge,  Mpigi , Masasaka, Kalungu  and some  from Bunyoro […]

Agribusiness

Gov’t introduces palm oil farming as environment conservation to

KAMPALA, Uganda–The Minister for Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries Vincent Bamulangaki  Ssempija  has reiterated the need for government to replicate palm oil farming to other districts where the crop can grow well. “As  Ministry of Agriculture we are going to encourage farmers from the districts of Mayuge,  Mpigi , Masasaka, Kalungu  and some  from Bunyoro […]

Agribusiness

Gov’t introduces palm oil farming as environment conservation to

KAMPALA, Uganda–The Minister for Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries Vincent Bamulangaki  Ssempija  has reiterated the need for government to replicate palm oil farming to other districts where the crop can grow well. “As  Ministry of Agriculture we are going to encourage farmers from the districts of Mayuge,  Mpigi , Masasaka, Kalungu  and some  from Bunyoro […]