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07:50
07:50

Farmers Demand Stable Sugarcane Prices 2

While addressing journalists in Jinja on Tuesday, the farmers observed that price stability will improve the viability of the sugar industry within hosting communities and safeguard farmers from manipulation by middleman and millers.
14:08
14:08

Hailstorms Destroy 600 Acres of Crops in Busedde Sub County 6

Betty Naigaga, one of the affected farmers says that she depends on agriculture for both food and the general welfare, but the hailstorm has since ravaged all her gardens.
13:10
13:10

Prime Minister Nabbanja Wants Agriculture Made Compulsory Subject In Secondary Schools climate change 2

Nabbanja said that she will draft a cabinet paper, detailing the benefits of skilling learners in agriculture technologies and available opportunities, with much emphasis on it’s viability to foster mindset change amongst the wider population of young people, who for long have been shaped as job seekers rather than creators.
14:22
14:22

Agriculture, Education Ministries Partner to Promote Agribusiness among Learners ministry 2 1

More than 100,000 students and pupils from 2,000 schools across the country are expected to participate in this year's educational show, where the focus will be on modern farming practices and affordable agricultural technologies that cater to the needs of young people.
09:11
09:11

Minister Magyezi Optimistic that Improved Farming will Smoothen the PDM Rollout member 1 1

Magyezi pledged to liaise with the PDM secretariat and the ministry of agriculture officials to ensure that farmers have ready access to modern agriculture technologies aimed at enabling them to generate more incomes from small pieces of land.
16:31
16:31

Strange Disease Killing Goats, Sheep in Jinja animal 5 1

Robinah Kafuko, a resident of Buyengo trading center says that she has so far lost five goats to the strange disease. She says that despite isolating the infected goats and treating them outside the main herd, the disease has spread to the rest of the animals.
17:39
17:39

Jinja City Confirms FMD Outbreak cattle 3 1

Speaking to URN on Saturday, Rajab Kiito, the Public Relations Officer Jinja city, said FMD is mainly affecting pastoralists who graze their cattle along different streets within the city.
12:57
12:57

Floodwaters Scoop up Gardens along L. Victoria Shoreline in Jinja fisherman 3 2

By this morning, a number of gardens and pig houses were floating on parts of the lake that are adjacent to Masese landing site, Rippon falls and Rock. The same villages are also threatened by the rising water levels which are seemingly threatening to guzzle the Lake Victoria shoreline.
19:31
19:31

Government to Construct Irrigation Schemes farmers 1

The 30 irrigation schemes will be constructed in the selected districts of Bugiri, Iganga, Isingiro, Kayunga, Lamwo, Bulambuli, Kamuli, Oyam, Nebbi, Kanungu and Tororo.
07:36
07:36

Agriculture Ministry To Institute Mechanization Zones tractors 1

Speaking at the official launch of the 26th, Agricultural and Trade show in Jinja district on Tuesday, Ssempijja attributed the low productivity in the agricultural sector to small outputs by farmers who cannot plough enough land using hoes.
18:29
18:29

Farmers Federation: Mobile Money Tax Affecting Small Scale Farmers farm inputs 1 3

Speaking at the opening of the 26th agricultural and trade show in Jinja district on Friday, Kamuganga argues that mobile money is the easiest means of transaction for farmers when purchasing farm inputs.
07:15
07:15

Sugarcane Farmers Protest Withholding Tax city council 1 Top story

Issa Budhugo, the Chairperson Busoga Sugar Cane Growers Association-BUSGA, says they are unwilling to pay the withholding tax because it amounts to double taxation.
13:18
13:18

Cage Fish Farmers Demand Extension Services masese landing site 3

The farmers argue that the lack of extension services has left them ignorant on fish cage farming and identifying suitable fish fingerlings
10:17
10:17

Jinja Officials Reject Cassava Cuttings Worth UGX 300M 1 2

The cassava cuttings were meant to benefit 10,000 farmers in the district.
17:12
17:12

Farmers in Busoga Grapple With Effects of Striga Weed kayongo 1 4

Farmers in Busoga sub region continue to count losses despite a new a seed introduced by the National Agriculture Research Organnisation-NARO to counter striga weed.
11:35
11:35

Sugarcane Growers Demand Inclusion in Operation Wealth Creation sugarcane farmers 1 2

Sugarcane growers in Busoga region say the program has sidelined them. The region has close to 25,000 sugarcane growers who have been mobilized and motivated by the five sugar factories in the sub region.
12:45
12:45

Kakira Sugar Limited Fails to Meet Production Target sugar production 1

David Ojwang, the Vice Chairman Kakira Out growers Rural Development Fund, says plans are underway to review their contracts with the out growers. He says this will help them to identify farmers promoting poaching, which has affected production at Kakira sugar limited.
14:28
14:28

Researchers Seek Legislation on Weed Translocation invasive weeds 1 1

The researchers are equally concerned about the free transportation of paper mulberry, spectacular cassia and the giant sensitive plants, all of which are listed globally as noxious weeds. They are usually used as ornamental and boundary markers in Uganda.
12:10
12:10

Bad Weather Ruins Beans Harvest in Jinja crop production 1 5

Jinja district Agriculture Officer Rebecca Gumisiriza says farmers failed to follow the right planting dates since last year and had their crops devastated and harvests ruined by weather uncertainties. She says with more unpredictable rains in 2015 season, beans were not able to pod.
10:57
10:57

Eskom Tests Emergency Flood Gates At Nalubaale and Kiira Dams nalubaale power dam 5 2

Eskom Operations Manager Peter Tentena says that the nine flood gates can release up to one million cubic meters of water per second for every hour if let open at once. He however hastens to add that this cannot stop the production of electricity or affect the supply of water in Jinja and others parts.
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