dfcu Bank sets up agriculture advisory center

dfcu Bank sets up agriculture advisory center

Thirteen small and medium scale farmers are set to spend one week in Netherlands on a learning expedition in what is the world’s second largest exporter of agricultural produce. On their visit, the farmers will visit some of the most successful farmers taking advantage of partnership opportunities as well as exploring innovations and best practice […]

Fresh Dairy champions at-work employee safety

Fresh Dairy champions at-work employee safety

Known to be Uganda’s oldest and number one producer of milk products established in 1967, Fresh Dairy is asking fellow employers to consider safety for their workers in case they dream to produce quality and also prevent unlikely expenditure on preventable incidents. Mr. Chary KP, Human Resource Manager at Fresh Dairy said in an interview, […]

MPs attack Minister Bahati over rice

MPs attack Minister Bahati over rice

Members of Parliament have faulted government for waiving tax on the importation of unprocessed rice in an effort to avert the looming hunger in different parts of the country. In her communication to the house on Wednesday afternoon, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga noted that the Finance Ministry is waiving taxes for the said […]

Gov’t struggles for Shs25b war chest as fall armyworm ravage Uganda

Gov’t struggles for  Shs25b war chest as fall armyworm ravage Uganda

The Minister of Agriculture, Vincent Ssempijja, confirmed that Uganda too is under attack by the armyworm and that it was fast destroying maize and sorghum crops and some species of pasture grass. Now Shs25 billion is needed to fight fall armyworm which threatens food security; junior Agriculture State Minister Christopher Kibazanga said only Shs10 billion […]

Danger as witchweed strikes 23 districts in Uganda

Danger as witchweed strikes 23 districts in Uganda

The current levels of infestation and the rate at which the Striga, a parasitic weed that seriously constrains the productivity of staples such as maize, sorghum, millet and upland rice is growing is devastating, the Ministry of Agriculture says. Opolot Okasai, the director of crop resources in the agriculture ministry, said the weed has been spotted […]

Uganda’s women lead in doing business worldwide

Uganda’s women lead in doing business worldwide

Despite an ailing economy, Uganda has the most entrepreneurial women in the world according to a new study. The Mastercard Index of Women’s Entrepreneurship (MIWE) report released recently, revealed that 34.8 percent of businesses in Uganda are owned by women, making it the top performing country in the world. The MIWE is a weighted index […]

Uganda bird flu outbreak under control – Minister

Uganda bird flu outbreak under control – Minister

State Minister for Agriculture Vincent Ssempijja has said birdflu outbreak is under control and government together with other stakeholders are working to ensure that trade in poultry and poultry products resumes. “Everything is almost back to normal now,” Minister Ssempijja told TheUgandan on Thursday, adding, “Our laboratories have carried out enough tests on the samples […]

Legume seed project announces fight against price volatility

Legume seed project announces fight against price volatility

Renowned AgResults Uganda has announced a Legume Seeds Pilot in Kampala to improve access and availability of high quality legume seeds to improve health and nutritional outcomes of people. By making conditioned seed storage facilities available, the pilot will partially insulate seed companies against losing quality seed or/and selling it as grain, uncertain demand, and against […]

Kakira Sugar’s $36 million ethanol distillery opened

Kakira Sugar’s $36 million ethanol distillery opened

President Museveni has commissioned an ethanol distillery at Kakira Sugar Factory in Jinja on Monday. The $36 million facility established by the Madhvani family will produce 20 million litres of ethanol annually. Kakira Sugar also produces industrial grade sugar used by pharmaceuticals in production of syrups, sugar-coating tablets and also in soft drinks. President commended […]

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