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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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The Dokolo North MP, Paul Amoru Omiat has committed himself to support government’s moves to revive Cooperative Societies countrywide. During his visit to Dokolo Youth Cooperative Society on Sunday, Amoru devoted he will passionately support the government’s move to revitalize farmer cooperative societies in the country. He says Cooperative Societies can be used as a …

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The Dokolo North Member of Parliament, Paul Amoru Omiat has advised his constituents, especially chia farmers on trading their produce cheaply. The MP, also warned dealers against duping farmers by conspiracy to buy their chia at extremely low prices. “Reports from the chia crop farming communities in Dokolo indicate that some dealers are duping and …

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To survive in Uganda, it’s not just about physical strength one possesses but how financially strong or connected one is. This survival works best for those with both money and connections where if one is arrested for a crime, he or she is released ‘quicker’ than a poor criminal suspect. One man in Lango sub …

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Had it not been for the legal opinions of Uganda’s Solicitor General, (12 square miles) parts of Maruzi Ranch in Maruzi County, Apac district would also be taken by another investor(s). Alongside Maruzi, other ranches like Aswa, Nahaara and Ruhengye would also be affected. This is contained in President’s letter dated 10th March, 2017 to …

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In recent years, many Ugandans got concerned, questioned manner in which lands in the country are given to investors, especially foreign! Often, responses from authorities (government) has been that investment triggers economic growth and reduce on unemployment. This explanation has vehemently been denied by most Ugandans, many of whom say government is targeting people’s land, …

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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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