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President of the Republic of Uganda General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Friday told Ugandans from Omoro district that the ‘alarming’ household poverty can only be done with via agriculture. The President – assured that nation, and told youth yearning for employment from government to embark on agriculture as the only way of accumulating wealth and …

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  Police has commenced investigations after 250 acres of sugar cane plantation belonging to Horyal Investment Holding Limited in Atiak sub-county in Amuru district was set ablaze. Jimmy Patrick Okema – the Aswa region police spokesperson confirmed this on Monday while addressing journalists at NUMEC in Gulu town. “The incident happened on November 26 on …

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The former Gulu University Vice Chancellor, Professor Jack Nyeko Pen Mogi, has described the poverty in northern Uganda as ‘chronic’ due to bad choice of crops government give to farmers. Mr. Mogi was making a presentation at the launch of the 12th Uganda Economic Update by World Bank at Gulu Country Dairy Farm in Unyama sub-county, Gulu …

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By David Okema Gulu – Farmers in Northern Uganda, benefiting from the various projects being implemented by government of in the agriculture sector have linked the unchanging poverty situation on government. Mr. Salim Saleh, a 35 year old small scale farmer dealing in cassava in Tetugu parish Koro sub-county in Omoro district in the recent …

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By Omara Justin When passion drives you, nothing can stop you. In the pursuit of our aspirations and dreams – obstacles are just but stepping stones. This is a case with one of the ambitious and passion driven men – Edwin Atukunda Beekunda, a renowned farmer and entrepreneur. Edwin’s leverage in the agricultural realm is …

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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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