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Zombo, West Nile – Before the Edwin Foundation Tea Initiative [EFOTI] Limited arrival and intervention in northern Uganda, tea once planted were left to ruin, tea farmers had no hope and chiefly, even the little green leaves they had harvested would not be processed, packed and sold. But where there is hope, amidst challenges, thinkers …

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‘Lira tycoon and politician’ is now in China. The former State Minister for Housing, Sam Engola has been elected unopposed as the chairperson skills development of leaders and government officials in fighting poverty [SDLGOFP], TND News has learnt. This took place in Beijing, China where the former Erute South MP and his delegation from Uganda …

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Masaka – The Chief Executive Officer of Ngetta Tropical Holdings [NTH] Limited has implored government to inject more money in Uganda Development Bank [UDB]. Mr. Paul Omara says UDB is where private sector could have access to affordable credit in order to accelerate meaningful economic growth. He emphasized that the 100 billion recapitalization of UDB …

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Zombo – It’s too false that tea in northern Uganda is still an imagination to many. The reality is that it exists, many hectres now planted and small scale production has started, in recent months. All these are attributed to one man, Edwin Atukunda Beekunda whose passion for tea farming in the region is high. …

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Northern Uganda – To demystify is simply to make something easier to understand; and this is what has been taken up to promote tea farming in northern Uganda. History tells us that in the 1950s, until independence on 9th October 1962, British Colonial Office Policy encouraged the development of co-operatives for subsistence farmers to partially …

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Nebbi – West Nile region is moving higher as far as tea growing is concerned. After Zombo district now excited to have processed and packed “Zombo Tea”, Nebbi leadership have quickly come openly to join the ‘tea race’. In his letter dated 16, August, 2019 to northern Uganda State Minister, Grace Freedom Kweyocwiny, the Nebbi …

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ZOMBO – In a letter dated 19, August 2019, Zombo Tea Growers Cooperative Society Ltd’s chairman, Mr. Okello Jimmy communicated the society’s desire to work with The Edwin Foundation Tea Initiative Limited. Titled: “Authority to work with the Cooperative Society and its members“, he wrote: “Following our earlier meeting with you at the district Farm …

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‘Tea talk’ has become a big debate in greater northern Uganda. The greater north was known for farming cotton, tobacco, simsim, millet and sorghum, to mention but a few. In less than a decade, talks are now focusing on tea farming, multiplication, processing and value addition. Who is making people talk? The Edwin Foundation Tea …

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Tea farming in northern Uganda is gaining momentum, although much mobilisation and sensitization exercises are what should be done. Unlike now neglected cotton, that was widely grown since colonial times and has had huge impacts on locals, tea too, can be a great substitute. In their gradual steps to achieving that, The Edwin Foundation Tea …

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By Emmanuel Rackara Small and medium sized agro businesses in northern Uganda are poised to benefit from a funding facility worth £40m as grant from United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF). The package was launched in Gulu district last week under the theme “Support to Agricultural Revitalization and Transformation (START)”. ADVERTISEMENT UNCDF shall work closely …

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