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By Williams Moi Heavy rainstorm recently destroyed crops in Oyam district thus affecting entire agricultural sector, with famine among locals highly expected. Reports show that rainstorm which returned a fortnight ago – and still ongoing, lasted for two weeks is affecting crops. The damaged crops would have been a remedy to the existing famine. ‘’If climate change persists, then there will be no any other remedy for our …

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By Williams Moi Some Ugandans are said to be exchanging family food with locally manufactured potent gin, the waragi. Despite over production of children, resulting into overpopulation, some Ugandans do not have silos (food store) to wait for any disaster, but most of them exchange harvested food from their gardens with drinks. Local waragi is …

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With government yet to consider northern Uganda as potential tea farming region, dozens of farmers have taken on the enterprise seriously. This was after The Edwin Foundation Tea Initiative Ltd, taking the gospel to the once war ravaged region. After decades of LRA wars, farming, both subsistence and commercial purposes was gravely interrupted, as hundreds …

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By Emmanuel Rackara International Funds for  Agricultural Development (IFAD) has targeted over 1250 rural saving groups in Uganda to benefit from its 2 billion Uganda shillings financial support. The funds is to sustainably increase access to formal financial services and improve incomes to the locals on food security. The development was disclosed late last month …

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By Rackara Emmanuel Acholi Religious Leaders’ Peace Initiative (ARLPI) with its pro-active response towards ending the more than 20 years of insurgency in northen part of Uganda has satisfied, and convinced their colleagues in God’s Ministry from South Sudan. Their efforts, dedication and sacrifices has attracted interest from Inter Religious Council of Eastern Equatoria in …

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By Norine Adokorach Lamwaka Authorities of Wadelai sub-county in Pakwach district have asked communities of Ragem East Parish to work hand in hand with the investors for better development. Wadelai LC3 chairperson, Mr. Richard Ocan Veve, explained that, “some people who have over four acres of land near the multi-billion Irrigation Scheme Project and are …

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By Williams Moi Farmers in Uganda, especially those in northern Uganda are ready to plant their gardens. According to some peasant farmers in Oyam district, they have prepared gardens for Mt. Meru type of soy bean seeds for planting but only waiting for the ‘first rainfall’. “It is best yielding type of crop,” Apio Susan, …

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By Norine Lamwaka Local leaders in Koch Kalang village, Koch Goma sub-county in Nwoya district have advised farmers to live in harmony. This comes after vegetable farmers accusing animal keepers of destroying their gardens. Julius Okot, the LC1 chairperson of the village says both livestock farmers and vegetable farmers are striving to elevate poverty and …

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Gap in policies enforcement encourages farmers to make huge money from Gulu town wetland. Ismail Zandia, is one of the many farmers from Mbale district cultivating cabbages inside Pece channel which stretches from the western to eastern part of Gulu town. The 25-year-old says he moved to grow vegetables in Pece channel after experiencing huge …

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By Norine Lamwaka The Gulu’s Flagship Irrigation Scheme in Awach Paibona has kicked off as with Water Sprinklers’ Tests. The water scheme which covers a total of 20 acres of land is located on the western bank of River Abera in Ayweri village, Paibona sub-county, Aswa County in Gulu district. It’s also located about 60 …

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