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 of […]

Agribusiness

Entrepreneurship can drive agriculture

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, rising […]

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 […]