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On Day Two of the inaugural 40 Days 40 FinTechs initiative for Tanzania, we bring to you the fascinating story of Kilimo Maendeleo; an AgriTech and Fintech company operating as a social enterprise engaged in innovating business solutions for rural enterprises and rural livelihood with a special focus on small & medium scale farmers. Kilimo […]

The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) has released a study that evaluates Private Sector Investment and Youth Work Opportunities in refugee settlements and host communities. During the report launch held at the Kampala Serena Hotel, Ms. Sarah Kagingo, the Vice Chairperson at PSFU, said that the study was conducted in refugee settlement areas including Bidibidi, […]

It is no secret that the Ugandan business environment is saturated by counterfeit and substandard products in all sectors. In agriculture, for instance, grassroots farmers are perennially challenged by identifying authentic agricultural inputs such as seeds, pesticides, and equipment. Take the example of Ssenabulya Patrick, a farmer, and trader, who notes that besides volatile weather, […]

Alvin Sam Otto is the coordinator Oyam District Farmers Association. Charged with over 200 farmer groups with a membership of thousands of farmers spread across 64 parishes, Otto’s biggest challenge is about keeping tabs on the needs of every farmer. Some want extension services; some want farm inputs while others want market opportunities. Otto would […]

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 […]