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 […]

‘GM foods will maim and kill Ugandans’, activists tell MPs as controversial debate resumes

‘GM foods will maim and kill Ugandans’, activists tell MPs as controversial debate resumes

As members of Parliament on Wednesday resume the debate on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), sharp criticism has emerged with the public fighting against the passing of the bill into law. The Science and Technology committee that resumed Wednesday with a public hearing were informed by the Pan African Club, the lead critics of the bill […]

Govt bosses swindle Shs43 billion in fake Uganda palm oil land acquisitions

Govt bosses swindle Shs43 billion in fake Uganda palm oil land acquisitions

A US$ 52 million International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) loan repayable in 2018 to boost vegetable oil development in Uganda has been rocked by a scam run by fraudulent government officials in the island district of Buvuma. According to information seen by TheUgandan, there is a well coordinated and fraudulent manner by which the […]

Bird-flu spreads as Kenya, Rwanda ban Ugandan chicken

Bird-flu spreads as Kenya, Rwanda ban Ugandan chicken

Farmers in the western Uganda district of Mitooma and Bushenyi have contact this newspaper seeking for government’s intervation after thousands of poultry died from a suspected virulent H5 strain of avian flu. The shocking news comes moments after Kenyan and Rwandan authorities said Wednesday they had banned poultry products from Uganda. “The government banned importation […]