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Agribusiness / Food in Uganda

  • ‘Betting on Africa to Feed the World’ – AfDB president Adesina

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/17 The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver the Norman Borlaug Lecture on Monday 16 October as part of the World Food Prize events taking place from October 16 to 20, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The Norman Borlaug Lecture under the title: “Betting on Africa to Feed the World”, will be held on World Food Day, October 16, in conjunction with the annual World Food Prize celebration.
  • Africa: How to Adapt to Beat Crippling Droughts

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/17 Right presently, 14 million people across southern Africa face going hungry due to the prolonged drought brought on by the strongest El Niño in 50 years. South Africa will import half of its maize and in Zimbabwe as a lot of as 75 % of crops have been abandoned in the worst-hit areas. With extreme weather, such as failed rains, and drought projected to become additional likely as a result of climate change, some farmers are by presently taking matters into their own hands, and pro-actively diversifying the crops they grow.
  • Africa And Middle East Famines: How China Can Do More

    CHINA, 2017/07/09 The unprecedented outbreak of famine early this year in Africa and the Middle East can be traced to conflict as the root cause. Can China step in to help mitigate the calamity through its Belt and Road initiative? Famine broke out in South Sudan in March 2017. At around the same time, the United Nations announced that Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen were as well on the verge of being hit by long draught, putting around 20 million at risk of starvation. The UN described this as an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and appealed to the international community to donate US$4.4 billion — with little success.
  • Africa: Factbox-World's Major Famines of the Last 100 Years

    BOTSWANA, 2017/03/12 People are currently starving to death in four nations, and 20 million lives are at risk in the next six months The U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday nearly 1.4 million children were at "imminent risk" of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Famine was formally declared on Monday in parts of South Sudan, which has been mired in civil war since 2013. People are by presently starving to death in all four nations, and the World Food Programme says additional than 20 million lives are at risk in the next six months. The United Nations defines famine as at the same time as at least 20 % of households in an area face extreme food shortages, acute malnutrition rates exceed 30 %, and two or additional people per 10,000 are dying per day.
  • Uganda: Kiyonga Now Kasese Mango Farmers Boss

    UGANDA, 2016/09/17 Not a busy government minister anymore, Dr Crispus Kiyonga has been elected chairman of Kasese district mango farmers' association next retreating to farming. Kiyonga returned to his mango farm in Kasese next losing his parliament seat in the February 18 elections. The former minister of defence subsequently lost his cabinet job too.
  • Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), Uganda

    UGANDA, 2016/07/25 The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni recentlu launched a quality seeds drive at the recently concluded agricultural show in Jinja, Uganda. I hope this is real quality seed, as in organic seed. We have had our own misgivings with seed that is not organic but goes by the names Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).
  • Uganda: Bypassing Middleman

    UGANDA, 2015/12/14 Farmers urged to form cooperatives and market together if they are to beat poverty For 30 years, Ruth Kibingo lived on the slopes of Mt Rwenzori, growing coffee merely for survival, rather than as something that could make her rich. A primary four dropout, Kibingo kept her farming simple, and knew nothing about modern farming methods, disease-resistant varieties or better markets. Often, she sold her coffee for as little as Shs 1,000 per kilo to middlemen who again sold it to lucrative markets. But in 2010, on learning that coffee was being bought at Shs 6,000 a kilo in Ankole sub-region, Kibingo and ten colleagues formed Butitungi United Farmers Association (BUFA).
  • Low Milk Intake Hurts Dairy Industry in Uganda

    UGANDA, 2015/04/25 Low consumption of milk in Uganda remains one of the major factors behind the sluggish increase of the dairy industry, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has said. According to the Dairy Development Authority [DDA], it is estimated that 1.05 billion litres is marketed, while 0.45 billion litres is consumed by the producing households. "Our average consumption of milk is still low. It is presently estimated at 60 litres per person per year as compared to the recommended 200 litres per person per year. The increase in consumption will in turn trigger production," Rugunda said.
  • Miracle Water Brings Life to Kamuli

    UGANDA, 2013/01/23 IN a sun baked village in Kamuli, farmers have additional than doubled their harvest and incomes by introducing innovative approaches such as irrigation, water and soil conservation. GERALD TENYWA interacted with some of them and agriculture experts, who urged the Government to enhance agriculture production by investing in modern farming practices. 
  • Miracle Water Brings Life to Kamuli

    UGANDA, 2013/01/23 IN a sun baked village in Kamuli, farmers have additional than doubled their harvest and incomes by introducing innovative approaches such as irrigation, water and soil conservation. GERALD TENYWA interacted with some of them and agriculture experts, who urged the Government to enhance agriculture production by investing in modern farming practices.