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 […]

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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 […]

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Farmers told to buy tree seedlings from certified suppliers

  KAMPALA, Uganda–Ugandans  intending to venture into commercial tree farming  have been advised to source tree seedlings from only certified  nursery  dealers  to avoid planting substandard tree seedlings. The call was made by the Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations for Sawlog Production Grant Scheme (SPGS) Leonidas Hitimana during the Uganda Timber Growers […]

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World Bank’s Agric cluster project to benefit Northern Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda–Six districts in Acholi sub- region (Northern Uganda)  are to benefit from the $150m World Bank funded Project currently being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries. The Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP) is set to benefit over 42 districts across Uganda. In Acholi sub-region, the districts of Amuru, Gulu, Pader, […]

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World Bank’s Agric cluster project to benefit Six districts in t

  KAMPALA, Uganda–Six districts in Acholi sub- region (Northern Uganda)  are to benefit from the $150m World Bank funded Project currently being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries. The Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP) is set to benefit over 42 districts across Uganda. In Acholi sub-region, the districts of Amuru, Gulu, […]

Agribusiness

Uganda to crackdown on adulterated agro-inputs

  KAMPALA, Uganda– The Agriculture Minister Hon. Vincent Sempijja, Government has  given  a three months ultimatum for re-registration and certification of dealers in agro-inputs especially acaricides. Sempijja also announced the beginning of inspection and crackdown on sale of adulterated agro-inputs. Action is to be taken by MAAIF in close collaboration with the National Drug Authority, […]