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The World Bank is set to offer a hundred million United States Dollars to boost agricultural research in Uganda over the next six years, TND News Uganda can exclusively disclose. The funding, an equivalent of approximately 3.8 billion Uganda shillings will be channeled through the National Agricultural Research Organization –NARO and will be rolled out …

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Oyam – When President Museveni and his government partly abolished National Agricultural Advisory Services [NAADS] citing unsatisfactory results and corruption by officers and replaced it with Operation Wealth Creation [OWC] and gave its management to his UPDF soldiers, anticipation got elevated that Ugandans would no longer be in poverty. Beneficiaries were told of how their …

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With over 800 million people worldwide suffering from hunger and more than two billion affected by malnutrition, food insecurity remains a real threat to global development. ITALY – Addressing a standing room only crowd of global agriculture experts at the FAO headquarters in Rome, 2017 World Food Prize Laureate and President of the African Development …

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Cassava is a perennial shrub – which produces enlarged tuberous roots. Its height ranges from about 1 to 3 m or more. The stems are usually small and glabrous with nodes. The leaves vary in color from green to reddish. There is a great variation in tuber number, shape and size and the angle at …

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Africa should be the breadbasket of the world, has no reason spending US$ 35 billion a year importing food, Adesina tells Agriculture conference in U.S. WASHINGTON– The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural …

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In 2014, Paul Omara the Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) of Ngetta Tropical Holdings retired from the banking sector after an excellent service for over twenty years. From April 2014 to November 2014, Omara served as the acting Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic Bank Tanzania after growing through the rank. He also served as the Executive …

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MICHAEL OJOK Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries on Friday kick-started a country wide  profiling and registration of farmers, farmer organizations and agro-input dealers in Uganda with the intention of forming a comprehensive database which government will utilize for interventions in the agriculture sector. The exercise started with five districts including Amuru, Kalungu, Iganga, …

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In a bid to strengthen the Agriculture in the region, Lango Farmers have demanded that their district leaders to strategize ways of selling agro inputs within the environments. The farmers during an advocacy meeting in Lira over rampant cases of failed seeds and fake agro inputs protested the continued sell in the open market. Sylvia …

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amonyi@tndnewsug.com 31- year- old Peter Opio of Olil village, Abwoch olil parish in Amach Sub County in Lira district lived a miserable life four years ago, Writes Immaculate Amony. However, his life has since changed after working hard to ensure his small family got at least one meal a day. Opio grabs his 2 year …

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Back in 1996, former Kakuuto MP Mathias Kasamba was involved in a motor accident that took away his left arm. Since then, he has worked his way into politics but it is in farming that he feels his biggest success, writes SADAB KITATTA KAAYA. Kasamba’s expansive 700-acre piece of land stands out in Ttome, Kakuuto, …

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