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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 …

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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) …

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Economic crisis looms as dry spell withers crops

Minister Musa Ecweru is worried about the huge task ahead for him as disaster minister due to a potential food shortage

Tax payer billions lost in uncoordinated agricultural interventions Uganda is facing an imminent economic crisis because of the persistent dry spell that has scoched crops in most parts of the country. Experts are warning that the dry spell is pushing millions of Ugandans who depend on farming for food as …

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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 …

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Ugandans want better of the United States

US Ambassador Scott DeLisi and Minister Okello Oryem raise champagne glasses to mark 239 years of America's independence

The decision by the United States to maintain its fourth largest mission on the African continent in Uganda, Nigeria, and Kenya in terms of its work force, is one of the signs that the world’s biggest economy attaches great importance to Uganda, Americans are keen to point out. According to …

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ICCO agri-business challenge puts Ushs116m up for grabs

Miss Uganda Leah Kalanguka was one of the famous faces at the ICCO agri-business challenge

Start up businesses within the agricultural sector in Uganda have a chance to bag some handsome cash by participating in a competition that seeks to promote innovation, benefit for smallholder farmers in a sustainable way. The challenge fund sponsored by ICCO Corporation – a Dutch investment fund, has put 35, …

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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 …

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