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13 Ugandans win masters degree offers in Korea

Professors from Chonbuk University and lucky winners of Masters Programme at Chonbuk university pose for a photo at the end of the Orientation Workshop at Kampiringisa, Mpigi district

Thirteen first degree holders from Makerere University have been chosen to pursue masters degrees in agriculture related fields at the prestigious Chonbuk National University in Korea. The 12-men and one-woman team will travel to Korea in January 2016 to start their two-year fully sponsored programme that was made possible with support from Chonbuk’s Piggery and …

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Blocking solutions to hunger and poverty is criminal, says former Tanzanian Minister

Adam Malima, in Kitenge shirt, led an 8-man team of pro-biotech advocates from TZ to tour Uganda's outstanding successes at Kawanda, Namulonge

  There is no more justification to delay access to life-saving modern agricultural technologies for poor farmers by ‘comfortable’ politicians and civil society activists, a prominent Tanzanian former minister has warned. Ugandan scientists have previously expressed frustration at the government’s failure to enact a law to facilitate the commercialization of new crop varieties that are …

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Orange farmers get tips on disease management

Dr. Jaewook explaining to orange farmers while on a recent tour in Teso sub-region

The potential of orange farming in Uganda is huge, but the benefits are increasingly becoming elusive because of the rise in pests and diseases that attack the crop, costing farmers huge sums of money in pesticides and lost incomes. Thanks however to support from Korea Programme on International Agriculture (KOPIA) and experts from the National …

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Improving nutrition for mothers and U-2yr olds takes centre stage

International Philanthropist Bill Gates has provided US$16m for the ATONU initiative

The need to improve nutrition especially for mothers and children under 2 years is gathering pace across the development community out of recognition that malnutrition is having more adverse implications on the productive potential of individuals as well as the country’s overall economy. This week, one of the biggest and perhaps most active philanthropic organisations …

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Uganda’s policy on agriculture hurting farmers – US official

The Uganda government is frustrating the fight against poverty by failing to adopt progressive policies that promote agricultural innovations, access to quality and affordable inputs for farmers, a senior USAID official has said. Andrew McKim, the Coordinator of the Feed the Future, a US$150m programme implemented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), …

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