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.
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.
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.
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.
Gen. Saleh says the national programme continues to run in the same mode that has caused 25 operational failures identified by the National Agricultural Advisory Services-NAADS secretariat as major obstacles threatening the success of the program.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Police Spokesperson, says fire incidents are widespread in the region. He says fire gutted a timber store in Senior Quarters in Gulu Town last week few days after a building was burnt to ashes in Kitgum district.
Peter Kidega, another former captive from Pece Division in Gulu Municipality, says he earns a monthly salary of Shillings 200,000 from his employment as a security guard at Favor of Gods Ministry in Gulu to