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Vincent Kizito is living with his grandmother in Kabanyi village of Luwero district. The only property they own is a huge piece of land that is lying idle because they lack the resource to develop it. But about a year ago, Kizito heard his friends talking about AgriShare APP, an online platform that can help […]

In many parts of rural Uganda, accessing a bank is almost impossible. Even when you chance on one, the red tape involved in accessing credit is unbelievable, especially in agricultural financing. So, farmers usually rely on SACCOs and money lenders to survive. Most of these however come with high interest rates and they never supplement […]

In Wankoko, the Industrial area along Old Port Bell road is where I met a mother of two, Loy Nanyonga. She is one of the hundreds of people who deal in the Flower and Plant Nurseries business in this area. About 8 years ago, Nanyonga was employed in different organisations as a secretary and photographer. […]

In a bid to mitigate the decline of fish and closure of fish factories, the government has ordered removal of all small boats below 28ft by tomorrow  (Saturday) or individuals using them risk arrest. “All small boats below 28ft should leave immediately. If anyone us found using a boat less than 28ft by tomorrow  (Saturday), […]

The government of Uganda under the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) intended to boost the sourcing of local materials. The five year partnership was formalized by both parties yesterday at the signing ceremony held at Purongo Afro-Kai Center in Nwoya district, Northern Uganda. This partnership […]

The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) has launched an initiative to support the youths in Agriculture that will run till August 12. This Youth Initiative is dubbed ‘The Youth Week of Activities, 2021’ and has been launched by the state minister for Youth and Children Affairs, Sarah Mateke Nyirabashitsi at the Media […]

The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Frank Tumwebaze has handed over 0.5M Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccines to the districts that are affected by this disease. The vaccines were handed to District Veterinary Officers (DVOs) at an event hosted in Entebbe yesterday aimed at curbing down the strength of the FMD […]

The minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Frank Tumwebaze has advised farmers across the country to harvest only fully mature and ripe vanilla to improve the quality and profitability of Uganda’s vanilla. Due to the fact that vanilla prices are high, Tumwebaze noted that there are several malpractices along the vanilla value chain including […]

“For Uganda to continue enjoying accessibility to regional and international markets for animals and animal products, there is a need to meet the prescribed sanitary measures one of which is the freedom from diseases,” stated Rwamirama. Others measures among which the ministry is undertaking are strengthening animal movement control to curb illegal movement of animals […]