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08:01
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Tea Farmers In Tooro Stuck With Produce mpanga tea factory 2 1

More than 2,000 tea farmers in Kabarole and Kyenjojo districts are stuck with their produce due to due to a drop in demand for the produce. The farmers have been selling their produce to two major tea factories in the Tooro region, Mpanga in Kabarole and Mabale in Kyenjojo. However, last year the two factories announced they had reduced on the quantity of green leaf supplied to them by farmers due to indebtedness to a tune of 19.4 billion shillings.
07:11
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Farmers Lose Crop Gardens for Defaulting on Loan Payments credit facilities 2

Individual farmers and associations secured loans from different institutions to purchase modern farming equipment, fertilisers, better quality seeds and other agricultural implements to improve food production. Many of the farmers have, however, defaulted on the loan payments.
09:40
09:40

Absence of Farming Guidelines Affecting Agriculture- Biraro soil conservation 4 1 Top story

Biraro explains that many people hastily engage in farming yet they are ignorant on the methods of farming, the crops to plant and how to conserve the soils, which results into poor yields.
08:03
08:03

Call for Revival of Traditional Foods Dominates World Food Day malnutrition

The celebrations which were held in Fort Portal were organised by Hivos, Kabarole Research and Resource Centre and Kabarole district local government under the theme, Reviving the production and consumption of traditional and indigenous food varieties for better health, food security and rural development.
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UNRA Delays Tarmacking Kijura-Fort Portal Road margaret muhanga 1 1

Amos Ajuna, the operations manager Kijura tea factory says that the bad state of the road affects the delivery of their finished products to markets in Kampala, Fort-Portal, Kasese and Mbarara because several trucks break down
11:39
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Local Government Minister Intervenes in Kabarole Land Dispute 1 2

The dispute stems from a 2014 presidential directive to Uganda Land Commission to allocate 200 acres of land located at Kyembogo in Busoro Sub County to Mountains of the Moon University to set up a Dairy research centre.
10:34
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Members Call for Regulation of SACCOs ministry of trade 2

At the celebrations to mark the cooperatives week on Thursday at Karugutu Sub County headquarters in Ntoroko district, the members argued that local leaders have looked on as illegal Saccos open up and and steal peoples savings.
10:38
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Uganda Moves to Restock Lakes Edward, Albert lake albert 3

Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC are implementing a 16-million-dollar project to help increase fish production in lakes Albert and Edward.
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OWC Beneficiaries Demand Subsidized Agricultural Inputs 2

A 50 kilogram bag of fertilizers now costs 140,000 up from 110,000 Shillings, a hike that has affected Nitrogen Phosphate Potassium -NPK and Diammonium Phosphate-DAP fertilizers over the last two months. A trip of organic fertilizers has also increased from 40,000 to 65,000 Shillings.
11:41
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Farmers Yet to Access Agricultural Credit Facility bank of uganda 2

The fund is administered by Bank of Uganda through selected commercial banks. Under the service, government finances 50 percent of the total credit sought while the banks provide the other 50 percent. The loans have a three year grace period and a 10 percent annual interest rate.
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Closure of Plant Clinics Leaves Farmers Stranded extension workers 1

Salvatore Abigaba, the Kabarole District Production Coordinator attributes the closure of the clinics to inadequate plant doctors. He explains that some of the doctors were transferred to different areas while others got employed elsewhere.
11:03
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Farmers Skeptical About Revival of Moringa Growing traditional crops 2

The Moringa tree, sometimes described as the miracle tree, is often used for traditional medicine pounded out of its leaves that are packed with an incredible amount of nutrients. It is used in many developing countries to combat malnutrition especially among infants and nursing mothers.
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Growers Decry Lack of Tea Policy mabale tea factory 3

Patrick Siisa, the Chairman Board Mabale Tea Factory in Kyenjojo district, says that despite being one of the major players in the tea industry, most of the tea produced by the factory fetches low prices on the global market because of quality issues.
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Dairy Farmers Demand Control Of Rubona Stock Farm richard rwabuhinga 1

Located along the Fort Portal- Kasese road at Rubona, the 750 acre farm is currently under the National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank NAGRC and DB, in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. It acts as a breeding and training centre.
14:17
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Two Major Tea Factories In Debts, Call for Bail Out indebtedness 4 1

Mpanga Tea Factory in Kabarole district and Mabale in Kyenjojo district are indebted to a tune of 19.4 billion Shillings. The two factories are among the largest in the region and owned by small holder farmers.
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Proposed Ammendment of Tooro Anthem Draws Mixed Reactions george magwara 3

Kennedy Gusaalire, the Kingdom Spokesperson, says amending the anthem will distort the history and Tooro culture. Gusaalire explains that before the anthem was composed, they sought opinions of kingdom elders and other subjects who approved the content.
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Tea Farmers Demand Soft Loans to Buy Irrigation Facilities tea factories 2

Some of the green leaf from the farmers has been rejected by the factories because they are of fibrous quality instead of the soft ones.
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Farmers Struggle to Adapt to Drought Resistant Crops pests and diseases 2

Salvatore Abigaba, the Kabarole District Agricultural Officer admits there is a limited number of extension workers who cant help all the farmers.
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Tooro Conference: Delegates Fault Kingdom for Shelving Probe Report tooro elders forum. 2

Bishop Kisembo says that it is unfortunate that the report has been shelved by kingdom officials. He explains that the report raised important issues that need to be addressed to resolve the conflicts in the Kingdom.
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