Declining fish stocks in L. Victoria; Local researchers, EPRC find solution

Declining fish stocks in L. Victoria; Local researchers, EPRC find solution

A new study has recommended floating cage fish farming to be promoted across Uganda’s lakes and rivers as an alternative to declining fish stocks. The study by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) and National Fisheries Resources Research Institute says if properly utilised, cage fish farming could increase jobs in the fisheries sector as well as […]

Agilis Partners acquires majority stake in Uganda grain giants The Joseph Initiative

Agilis Partners acquires majority stake in Uganda grain giants The Joseph Initiative

• Management Buy Out is one of the first in Uganda • New capital structure will enhance the company’s growth prospects in a sector that is crucial for Uganda’s economic growth and development East African agribusiness Agilis Partners (Agilis) today announced that Agilis has successfully completed the acquisition of the Joseph Initiative by buying the […]

Minister Amongi faults private valuers over hurting government undertakings

Minister Amongi faults private valuers over hurting government undertakings

The Minister for Lands Betty Amongi has said that private valuers have slowed and stalled many government undertakings to due to their unscrupulous conducts. Ms Amongi who was the guest of honour at the one-day Surveyors Registration Board workshop held on Wednesday at Hotel Africana acknowledged that overvaluation is hurting government projects. “Sometime last year […]

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 […]