News from Uganda

11-11-2014 01:04 AM
Increase funding in agriculture research, gov’t told
Government should take deliberate efforts to increase funding in agriculture research to increase food production in the country, civil society oragan...
22-08-2014 02:35 AM
Uganda in talks with China to boost agricultural productivity
The Ugandan government is in talks with China to boost agricultural production in the East African country, Uganda's minister of agriculture Tress Buc...
24-07-2014 09:22 AM
'More effort needed in agriculture to transform Uganda'
More investments need to be plunged into the agricultural value chain for Uganda to achieve sustainable economic growth and development, Dr. Kisamba-M...
17-07-2014 08:36 AM
Fake seeds are keeping Uganda's farmers poor
In 2013, agriculture in Uganda contributed 23.9% of the total GDP and provided approximately 82% of the employment. As a result the sector has receive...
06-05-2014 00:19 AM
Uganda ready to revamp livestock sector
Uganda’s agriculture ministry is to recruit more livestock extension services providers in order to improve the health of the cattle across the countr...
09-04-2014 01:12 AM
Fake seeds force Ugandan farmers to resort to 'bronze age' agriculture
Of the many factors that keep small-scale Ugandan farmers poor, seed counterfeiting may be the least understood. Passing under the radar of the intern...
21-11-2013 05:45 AM
Farmers asked to embrace synthetic fertilizers
The ministry of agriculture animal industry and fisheries has warned small scale farmers against depending on organic fertilizers as the main source o...
14-08-2013 04:29 AM
Farmers counting losses after long dry spell
By mid-January, Henry Kiwanuka had cleared his two acres of land to plant groundnuts ahead of the February planting season. But this was not to be. Th...
20-05-2013 09:23 AM
Let IMF help improve commercial agriculture
Meeting the International Monetary Fund delegation at State House Entebbe recently, President Museveni said a deliberate move is necessary to change t...
17-05-2013 09:48 AM
Govt Asks Investors to Focus On Agriculture
Government has asked investors to stop branding the agricultural sector as a risky area to invest if the country is to address the key destabilizing c...
13-05-2013 09:29 AM
Lanka Bilateral Talks: Focus on Agriculture, Energy & Trade
The Sri Lankan and Ugandan delegations led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Yoweri Museveni held bilateral talks yesterday at the State Ho...
01-05-2013 13:58 PM
Uganda: Mobile Auction for Agriculture
Richard Ssekibuule looks at the success of kudu, a mobile auction market that links farmers to traders, with pride. He had never imagined that somethi...
17-04-2013 15:18 PM
Govt urged to regulate cattle trading
Stakeholders in the dairy industry have petitioned the Government to intervene and regulate the crossborder cattle trading business. The stakeholde...
01-02-2013 13:23 PM
Fish Farmers Decry Fake Fish Feeds on the Market
UGANDA - Fish dealers have called upon the Government to intervene in fish feeds production. The dealers complain that the feeds on the market are sub...
09-11-2012 07:48 AM
In Uganda's north, farmers see good times ahead
In Uganda's impoverished Acholi subregion, farmers enrolled in WFP's Purchase for Progress (P4P) programme are part of a dramatic turnaround. The econ...
05-11-2012 08:24 AM
Agriculture sector grows by 3%
Performance of the agriculture sector has improved from 0.9 percent in 2010/11 to 3 percent in 2011/12. The increase is attributed to the performance ...
25-07-2012 08:30 AM
Uganda gets $120m for five year agricultural plan
The International Development Association will loan Uganda $120 million to finance plans to increase agricultural production over the next five years,...
25-06-2012 11:14 AM
Ugandans fall for Korea agricultural models
Dressed in a striped blue shirt and grey slacks, James Ssebabi watches the crowd file into the conference room at the embassy of the Republic of Korea...
24-04-2012 07:11 AM
Drug-resistant diseases increase in animals
Inappropriate use of drugs to treat sick animals has led to an increase in cases of drug-resistant diseases, a senior agricultural officer has said.
20-12-2011 08:44 AM
200 Naads goats die of viral disease
Orf, a contagious animal disease has broken out in Nwoya District killing at least 200 goats mainly in Purongo Sub-county.
16-08-2011 08:37 AM
Banana growth up 2.7% in Uganda
Bananas locally known as matooke registered a 2.7% growth in the fiscal year 2010/2011. This remains the major food crop for Uganda followed by cassav...
28-07-2011 08:40 AM
Organic farmers seek govt support
The Government should restructure the National Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADS) programme and allocate part of its funds to the organic farming s...
27-06-2011 06:41 AM
Coffee farmers reap over $40m from May sales
After a lull in April when farmers kept out of the market, favourable weather supported by improved agronomic practices has given increased coffee exp...
08-06-2011 09:22 AM
Uganda to boost agriculture output
Uganda, where protests against rising food and fuel prices erupted in April, will restructure its agriculture industry to boost output...
02-06-2011 09:43 AM
'Cattle raiding is dying out'
Simon Peter Lotia is not only more than twice the age and double the height of his fellow pupils at Rengen Primary School in northeast Uganda, but he ...
31-05-2011 10:37 AM
Maize farmers to benefit from insurance policy
Scolastica Akiteng was battling with the problem of floods that hit Teso region in need of food aid.
23-05-2011 09:08 AM
Uganda coffee exports dip in April
Coffee farmers, in anticipation of better prices, decided to keep out of the market last month.
22-05-2011 09:43 AM
Uganda's farmers devastated by DDT
BOSCO Acope was a self-made man. Growing up as a child here along the muggy, isolated plains of northern Uganda, life was not easy. His parents were p...
02-05-2011 09:33 AM
Traders warned on avain flu
Ugandan traders in Southern Sudan dealing in poultry have been cautioned to be more vigilant of any signs of avian influenza (bird flu).
28-03-2011 10:15 AM
Alcoholism hindering agriculture
Alcoholism is severely denting efforts by the government to boost agricultural production in rural areas...
22-03-2011 08:32 AM
Drought to hurt agriculture and economy
A recent analytical report by the Ministry of Agriculture...
21-03-2011 08:44 AM
Cattle farmers want vaccines
Farmers in Soroti district have appealed to the Government to routinely vaccinate their livestock to control the spread of diseases.
14-03-2011 08:33 AM
Drought Claims 70 Cows in Luweero
The long dry spell cutting across the country is reportedly hitting hard at the cattle corridors in the greater Luweero...
08-02-2011 09:01 AM
Declining soil fertility threatens Uganda
There is a declining trend in food production in Uganda today mainly attributed to reduced soil fertility.
31-01-2011 06:17 AM
Uganda milk consumption low - government
Inadequate infrastructure, high cost of inputs and low per capita milk consumption are among the bottlenecks that hamper Uganda’s dairy sector f...
15-12-2010 08:35 AM
Sales from cow's milk pay school fees
Please meet my daughter Amanda Miranda Masendi. She will explain to you the change this cow has caused in this family...
30-11-2010 08:43 AM
Government to pay for Teso cattle
President Yoweri Museveni has announced that the Government will compensate people who lost livestock to the Karimojong rustlers in the Teso sub-regio...
29-11-2010 09:26 AM
U.S gives $30m to N. Uganda
As Northern Uganda continues in its recovery phase from a 21year old civil war, the United States Government working through the United States Agency ...