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South Korea, UN launch Ushs11bn initiative to revive community spirit

Following the successful re-introduction of Bulungibwansi or community work in several villages in Wakiso, the government of South Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have decided to inject some cash into communities in Uganda so as to persuade members to revive the community spirit as a first step to poverty eradication. The government …

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More obstacles to agricultural progress than government funding

There is genuine outcry across the country that Uganda’s low level of budgetary allocation towards agriculture is undermining food security, agro-industrial development and generally keeping majority of the population that depend on the sector in poverty. Analysts have cited the two percent budget allocation to agriculture as disingenuous on the part of the government, compared …

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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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