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12:19
12:19

Agriculture Ministry Intensifies Research on Hass Avocado Mayuge 2 1

Hass Avocado is a variety said to be incredibly nutritious and containing potassium, heart-healthy acids as well as fibre. The variety with a dark green coloured rough surface matures after two years and a single mature tree can produce more than 500kg fruits under good agronomic management practices.
11:56
11:56

Wakiso Farmers in Joint Effort to Grow Sweet Potatoes Targeting Animal Feeds Wakiso District 4 1

Busiro North which includes Sub Counties of Kakiri, Masulita and Namuyuma is known to have vast pieces of land much of which lie idol although it’s occupants are hard hit with poverty. The area with fertile soils is part of the Luweero Triangle which was greatly affected by the 1980 bush war and for the last thirty years, the area has remained almost less productive with residents blaming all their misfortunes to the war.
21:15
21:15

Uganda on Food Security Threat Alert as Locusts Invade people 5 1

The Ministry of Agriculture has since passed out information warning the entire populace to stock enough food. However, the warning might have come in late as many people are likely to have already sold off a number of crops harvested in the recent farming season. Uganda last experienced a major locust invasion in 1961, with immense damage on crops which resulted in acute hunger.
12:04
12:04

Potato Wilt Hits Luuka Farmers village 5 1 Top story

Patrick Waiswa, the LC 1 chairperson Nakasedere village says the area is surrounded by sugarcane plantations but the few farmers involved in food crop growing are counting losses due to the wilt infestation.
07:41
07:41

Wakiso Farmers Irrigate Crops in Rain Season, Count Loses drought 3 2 Top story

Eng. Nicholas Lubanga, one of the officials from the Water and Environment Ministry overseeing the project, says the mistakes that lead to loss of the crops could be expected since it was the first time for the farmers to interface with irrigation technology.
16:26
16:26

Banana Farmers Fault Presidential Initiative for Failing to Address Post Harvest Losses raw material 5

Celestine Bagampiire, a farmer and Bumbaire Sub County LC III Chairperson, says they had high hopes in the initiative but 10 years down the road it hasn’t helped them.
16:26
16:26

Ntungamo Moves to Boost Coffee Production produce 2

The district which has been engaged in coffee growing business but a section of the farmers in the area either abandoned the business for Banana growing and other crops sighting unreliable prices.
18:04
18:04

Hailstorm Devastates Kikuube Villages resident 1 4

Geoffrey Bagenda, the LC 1 Chairperson Nyarubale village, says they are facing famine unless something is done since they lost most of their crops in the rain.
16:47
16:47

Fort Portal Councillors, Gen Saleh Disagree on OWC Projects farmer 2

On Friday, Saleh had sought to get views from the councillors on a single project that can be funded by OWC. He told the councillors that he wants a self-sustaining project that is able to fetch enough income for the municipality each month.
18:23
18:23

Lumpy Skin Disease Affects 300 Cows in Bulambuli district 3

Akol says Vaccination with attenuated virus in time offers control to the Lumpy Skin disease. He however, says that although the district is trying to overcome the problem, they still face a challenge of low response from the farmers.
19:02
19:02

Farmers Count Loses as Irish Potato Prices Drop kampala 4 2 Top story

In Mbale, a kilogram of Irish potatoes goes for Shillings 600 on wholesale and Shillings 700 on retail. Farmers attribute the low price of Irish Potatoes in the region to increased supply from Mbale and Kween districts.
07:15
07:15

Sugarcane Farmers Protest Withholding Tax ministry 1 Top story

Issa Budhugo, the Chairperson Busoga Sugar Cane Growers Association-BUSGA, says they are unwilling to pay the withholding tax because it amounts to double taxation.
07:04
07:04

Kabale Farmer Held for Selling Wealth Creation Heifer arrested 2 1

Turyeingana, a resident of Kibingwe cell, in Kabale District is said to have sold a heifer that was given to his wife Adellah Aheisibwe last year as part of the government program started to enhance household participation in commercial agricultural production. The heifer was valued at 1.8 million Shillings.
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