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Uganda: Sponsors visit nominees for best farmers award

With the use of simple innovations, one can practise farming in the smallest of spaces. This was the general consensus after the sponsors of the national best farmer’s competition visited two of the farmers in the contest. The visitors included Alphons Hennekens, the Netherland’s ambassador to Uganda, Paul Van Apeldoom, the [...]

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    Uganda: Tobacco industry cautions on new legislation

Uganda: Tobacco industry cautions on new legislation

The tobacco industry leaders in Uganda have expressed concern about the new legislation to regulate the industry saying it might suffocate tobacco farming and investments in the country. Representatives of the industry have said they support the proposed Tobacco Control Bill 2014 bill but warn that it produces an unintended effect [...]

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    UK touts Bt cotton introduction

UK touts Bt cotton introduction

Since the collapse of Tanzania’s textile industries in late 1980s and subsequent privatisation in 1990s, the country has almost become a net clothing importer. According to statistics from Ministry of Industry and Trade, most of the clothing imports come from the United States, European Union and Asia (China and India). British Secretary [...]

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Uganda: Tobacco farmers accused of wasting earnings

  Uganda: Tobacco farmers accused of wasting earnings

MPs have asked tobacco companies to support initiatives that will ensure that tobacco farmers who receive cash payments and do not use misuse them for pleasures. Revelations made by MPs from [...]

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Flower farm goes green with solar power installation

  Flower farm goes green with solar power installation

Tambuzi, a large flower farm in Nanyuki, which specialises in scented roses, has adopted green energy with a 60KW solar power system supplied and installed by Chloride Exide. The system will [...]

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Uganda: What the 2014/2015 budget offers to farmers

The Government has demarcated the country into various agricultural zones to promote particular agricultural products for commercial purposes to boost household incomes. This is contained in the proposed 2014/2015 budget, which [...]

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Kenya: Government’s new initiative to revive ailing cotton sector

  Kenya: Government’s new initiative to revive ailing cotton sector

Cotton farmers have a reason to smile, as the national and county governments come together to revive the once lucrative cash crop. Agriculture Principal Secretary Cisily Kanini Kariuki said the National [...]

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Kenyan farmers want State to subsidise sugarcane farming

  Kenyan farmers want State to subsidise sugarcane farming

Sugarcane farmers and leaders from Nyanza want the Government to restore profitability in sugarcane farming before it offloads its stake in five sugar millers. They reckon that addressing challenges in the [...]

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Uganda: New Laboratory to increase Milk exports

Uganda is set earn more from milk exports following the opening of a testing laboratory that meets the International Standards (ISO) 17025 and International Dairy Federation requirements. The laboratory located at [...]

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