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12:30
12:30

Variegated Grasshoppers Destroy Crops in Iganga agriculture 3

Farmers say the destructive nature of the pests is likely to result in a decline in crop yield this season and make them food insecure.
16:17
16:17

WFP Begins Buying Grain From Small Holder Farmers small scale farmers 1

Miyuki Yamashita who represented the WFP Country Director, during the launch of the direct buying program at Nambalee Sub county headquarter, said WFP has been buying food through tenders, which has been very competitive for most farmer organizations since they require high volumes of grain.
08:07
08:07

WFP: More Smaller Holder Farmers Supplying Improved Grain world food program 3 1

Rebecca Mukyala, a farmer under Nambale Farmers Organisation in Iganga district, says they came together as a group of 156 farmers and gathered 40 tons of maize for sale to WFP. She says initially they had challenges in regards to handling the produce due to pests, but with the good storage practices they succeeded.
10:25
10:25

Family of Seven Survives on Half a Kilo of Posho el nino 2016 5 1

A family of seven people in Bukyaye village, Nakalama sub county in Iganga district survives on half a kilogramme of posho daily. In the same village, URN visited another homestead which had the same problem. Kaudah Edinansi, a mother of four says she and her children survive on raw mangoes for lunch. She says that she lost all her yields to drought.
07:56
07:56

Farmers Count Losses Due to Wrong Weather Prediction weather forecasts 1 2

The temperatures have been averaging between 26C and 28C according to Entebbe meteorological centre.
10:20
10:20

Farmer Groups Rush to Register to Secure Licenses to Import Inputs fake farm inputs 1 3

According to Mwangu, individual farmers can't afford to buy equipment such as tractors and irrigation equipment to mechanise their production, which calls for group efforts.
14:12
14:12

Iganga Farmers Upbeat over New cereal Collection Point usaid 4 1

Farmers have over the year\'s suffered with poor storage facilities with produce often destroyed by insects, poor weather and dirt. As a result, they encountered low sales and losses as maize prices dropped to an all-time low of 350 Shillings per kilogramme.
18:47
18:47

BBW Hampers Efforts to Revive Banana Growing in Busoga bananas 3

Dr. Stephen Kiwemba, the Jinja district production officer estimates that the disease has affected about 280,000 banana farmers Jinja, Mayuge, Iganga, Kamuli and Kaliro districts.
15:19
15:19

Traditional Crops Endangered as Farmers Rush for New Varieties 4

The warning comes on the backdrop of the introduction of new crop varieties in the region, now undertaken by several farmers. Apples, beetroot, barley, sorghum and temperate orange varieties are now picking up in the area where acreages of traditional crops have been deliberately destroyed to create space for the new crops.
19:23
19:23

Busoga leaders Push for Ordinance to Curb Land Fragmentation farm land 1 4

Local leaders are pushing for ordinances to curb traditional cultural acts of dividing land among relatives which has affected agricultural.
10:04
10:04

Busoga Kingdom to Plant 1 Million Trees in Reforestation Drive busoga royal chiefs 2

The drive is intended to restore the natural and cultural trees that served numerous purposes, and ensuring environmental sustainability in line with millennium development goal seven. It comes at the backdrop of massive encroachment on forest reserves and destruction of the forest cover across the region.
10:45
10:45

Inaccessibility to Farm Inputs Takes Toll on Agriculture in Busoga busoga region 2

Farmers claim they cannot afford the cost of the large quantity packages on the market. As a result many of them have remained with chunks of idle land, while a few others settled for domestic production.
04:43
04:43

UCDA Impounds 4 Tonnes of Coffee ugandan coffee

The Uganda Coffee Development Authority has impounded 4 tonnes of immature coffee worth 145 million shillings in Iganga.
08:36
08:36

One Killed in Factory Explosion

The deceased has been identified as 41-year-old Lusi Namuyonjo, a resident of Bukonko in Kigulu County in Iganga district.
09:25
09:25

Iganga LC V vice chair Wanted for Forging Academic Documents forgery

Police in Iganga have issued an arrest warrant for the district LC V vice chairperson for forgery and uttering false documents. Mariam Nangobi is wanted for allegedly forging her ordinary level certificate; she claims she got from Bukoyo SS in 1997.
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