Okello says centrally procuring seeds from the OWC secretariat has been marred by late deliveries rendering it ineffective. He says since seed firms deal in localized seeds multiplication, there is better chance for them to supply quality seeds from research organizations.
The scheme covers 20 Acres of land on the Western Bank of River Abera in Ayweri Village in Paibona Sub County, some 60 Kilometers North East of Gulu Town. He says the Ministry of Water and Environment has planned to construct another 15 mini irrigation schemes in the district to transform agriculture in the district.
Pieter W. I. de Baan, the Executive Director of the Trust Fund for Victims says the six organizations will receive a minimum grant of 50,000 Euros approximately 212 Million shillings to continue implementing assistance programme for physical rehabilitation, psychological rehabilitation as well as material support for victims of the conflict.
It is the second time that sugar plantation at the factory is getting destroyed by suspected arson attack. In 2016, fire gutted 150 acres of sugarcane plantation at the factory, causing an estimated loss of 150 Million shillings to the factory.
Dr. John Recha, a Kenyan Agronomist with the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security CCAFS in East Africa, says once enforced crop quarantine will overwhelm the pest to extinction.
The report warns that without urgent action to reduce emissions, the occurrence of climate shocks and stresses in the Africa region are expected to get much worse adding that there is mounting evidence that higher temperatures have worsened drought and humanitarian disaster in East Africa.
Dr Walter Odongo, the Iodine Bio Fortification Project Manager at Gulu University, says the successful fortification of the two vegetables is a major development in the global search for alternative strategy for consumption of Iodized table salt.
In Cereleno, Gulus agro-dealers hub, a handful of the 36 agro-dealers are stocking maize grains in the wake of the gapping price fall. Benson Rackara, a trader on ring Road, Layibi Division says the few stores stocking maize offer between 300 to 350 Shillings for a kilogram of maize.
Mohammed Ahmed, the Director Atiak Sugar Project, says the out growers will learn different farming practices including land preparation, planting and fertilizer application techniques as well as modern pests and weed control strategies.
Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, the Gulu district chairperson says the move will introduce climate smart agriculture and alleviate poverty by reducing reliance on rain fed agriculture. He says the units will also supply clean and safe water to communities without safe water points.
Mohammed Ahmed, the Project Director of Atiak Sugar Project says that the tropical hot climate of the north punctuated by abundant rainfall renders the region more suitable to support speedy growth and crystallization of sweet sugar. The bulk of the countrys sugar is now produced in Eastern Uganda.
Cedric Merel, the EU Head of Delegation in Uganda said selected local governments will be assisted in the implementation of their respective local economic development plan LED as well as climate-smart agriculture CSA amongst smallholder farmers to help mitigate climate change.
Major Santos Okot Lapolo, the chairperson of the Northern Uganda Joint Security Committee says the nomads have been regrouping in the districts of Gulu, Amuru, Adjumani and Nwoya following their eviction in March
Walter Atiku, a London based economist says the Conference will use different economic models including developing an internationally accepted curriculum vitae for job seekers to get unemployed youth regionally and internationally competitive.
Amuru district chairperson Michael Lakony recommended fresh audit, verification and validation of the list of project affected persons ahead of their compensation saying the project site has been infiltrated by speculators who do not own land in the area.
World Food Programme WFP has finally begun procurement of food for millions of refugees in Uganda from small-holder farmers in Acholi sub region, more than a decade after it fed residents there. Previously, the agency directly procured food from small-holder farmer cooperatives in Bunyoro, Buganda and West Nile sub regions in Uganda.
They have drifted too far away from their homes and forced to sleep in open jungles without proper shelter to protect them against weather hazards. About 1,000 of them have established makeshift settlements in Otuke district, in Lango sub-region alone.