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16:40
16:40

Bundibugyo Cocoa Farmers Decry The Gradual Fall in Produce Prices 7 2 Top story

Alima Komuhangi says middle men only come and tell them that the prices have gone down without giving them any explanation. The farmer who also buys fresh cocoa from other farmers for resale asks the government to intervene and stabilize the prices.
17:18
17:18

NDA Closes Illegal Veterinary Drug Shops in Rwenzori Region 2 1

During an operation conducted in the districts of Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu, Ntoroko, Kabarole, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Mityana, Kasanda and Mubende, NDA also has impounded 25 boxes of veterinary medicines estimated at 53.7 Million Shillings.
08:03
08:03

Bundibugyo Residents Question Cutting Trees in Semuliki National Park 5 1

Etienne Muhumuza, the Burondo Sub county LC V councilor, says it is unfortunate that while the entire globe is concentrating on afforestation, Semuliki National Park sanctioned the cutting down of trees from a district that has been grappling with effects of deforestation.
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11:21

Bundibugyo Farmers Reap Big from Cocoa Growing bundibugyo district 4 2

According to statistics from the district commercial office, more than 85 of the population in Bundibugyo is directly dependent on cocoa. The crop also fetches about 150 billion shillings into the district annually.
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21:19

Thefts Threaten Cocoa Farming In Bundibugyo cocoa thefts 1

George Muhenda, a farmer in Itoojo village, Busaru Sub County, says he lacks funds to hire private guards to protect his cocoa garden from thieves. He explains that last year, thieves stole more than 500 ripe cocoa pods from his plantation.
17:46
17:46

Cocoa Farmers Lose Ugx 3 Billion to Poor Post Harvest Handling 1

Cocoa farmers lack machines to clean, dry and store their harvest, which compromises the quality of the produce, the report shows. It further notes that majority of the farmers dry cocoa on bare grounds and dirty surface exposing it to dust and stones.
12:13
12:13

Farmers Abandon Cocoa Over Neglect By Agriculture Department pests and diseases 2

Statistics from the district production department indicate that more than 300 farmers have abandoned cocoa growing.
12:09
12:09

Tension As Police Block Kibanzanga from Developing Private Land shrines

According to Muga, they were forced to move in and halt the construction work after receiving information that the Bamba were planning to attack.
09:50
09:50

Bundibugyo Moves To Limit Cocoa Growing To Curb Food Insecurity cocoa farmers 2

Several farmers in the district prefer growing cocoa to food crops.
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16:00

Farmers Adhere to Food Security By-law local food crops 2

In Ntoroko Sub County, more than 300 cocoa farmers have adhered to the by-law and have started growing food crops on their gardens.
18:10
18:10

Bundibugyo Passes Bye-law On Food Security In Homes cocoa growing 2

Bundibugyo district council has passed a bye-law compelling all farmers in the district to plant food crops and not focus only on cocoa growing. In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report indicating that at least 45% of children below the age of 5 years in Bundibugyo district suffer from chronic malnutrition.
08:01
08:01

Bundibugyo Farmers Abandon Food Crops For Cocoa food shortage 2

Communities in Bundibugyo are abandoning food crops and focusing on growing cocoa, causing shortage of food in the district.
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