Horticulture & Cropping

30 to 40% increase in Food Prices Expected between Feb to June 2017

During the February to June lean season, very poor households in Moroto and Napak are expected to face food consumption gaps and be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3). In …

Uganda defaults CAADP Agreement

Kampala — Uganda is not honouring the 2013 Malabo declaration where it committed to raising agriculture funding to10 per cent annually through Comprehensive …

Meet Nairobi Woman Former Guard Building her Construction Company

When I arrived at the fast-growing Tassia estate, I could not help but take notice of the extremely hot weather that dominates the Embakasi plains. It was a …

What Does It Take to Be a Successful Farmer?

To be successful, a farmer must know a great deal about his land and the products he plans to raise. Every plant and animal is a complicated organism. He who …

African Union : Agriculture at the Centre of Uganda’s Push to Middle Income Status by 2020

The country targets to increase agricultural exports to US$4 billion and halve the labor force engaged in subsistence production from 6 to 3 million Kampala, …

Tayebwa: Uganda lost a brilliant agricultural economist

Tayebwa was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in addition to diabetes mellitus and hypertension, ailments he struggled with for about 15 years until he …

Beans Are Popping Up in Healthy Snack Bars—and Helping Farmers and Food Security in Africa

When Harriet Aber entered the LovePulses Showcase competition with her special bean-amaranth energy bar, she never imagined it would take her from Uganda to …

Kenyan pastoralists in Trouble as UPDF deploys

Karamoja. The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has deployed heavily between Karamoja borders and the neighboring Kenya ahead of a planned operation to …

Museveni Declares war on environmental degredation

President Museveni has declared war on environmental degradation and wants natural forests protected to preserve water catchment areas and ensure reliable …

Poor Markets Turn Sweet potato farmers into beggars

Joseph Nyaisawa is a big sweet potato farmer in Nyamtiro village in Kuria East, Migori County. Nyaisawa has been growing the crop since 2010, having shifted …


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