Agri-Business

Seed project targets 7000 tonne output:
Agri-Business Monday, Oct 17, 2016
KAMPALA, UGANDA - Uganda Legume Seeds Pilot, a five year project designed to improve Ugandan farmers access to government certified and quality Legume seed varieties has set a target of adding 7000 metric tonnes of legume seeds to the current volumes of a
By: Paul Tentena
Tanzania's agriculture limited by costly inputs:
Agri-Business Monday, Oct 17, 2016
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – The government said last week the slow growth of the agricultural sector is attributed, among others, to the high costs of fertilizers and other inputs making the same unaffordable to most farmers.
By: Timothy Kitundu
Regional farm talks set for Uganda :
Agri-Business Monday, Oct 17, 2016
KAMPALA, UGANDA - Discussions surrounding the commercialisation of regional agriculture and the difficulties involved are to take place in Kampala in late November.
By: Samuel Nabwiiso
UN pinpoints gender disparity in African farming:
Agri-Business Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
KAMPALA, UGANDA – A new study jointly conducted by the United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Environment Programme (UNDP-UNEP) wants African governments to come up with strategies which close the gender gap in the agriculture sector if
By: Samuel Nabwiiso
August rise for global food prices:
Agri-Business Sunday, Sep 18, 2016
ROME, ITALY - Global staple food prices rose in August despite a fall in global grain prices and the expectation of improved cereal production, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said recently.
By: Samuel Nabwiiso
African bank tips on farming turnaround:
Agri-Business Sunday, Sep 04, 2016
NAIROBI, KENYA - Creating markets, developing infrastructure and providing financing for farmers, are key ingredients for transforming agriculture in Africa.
By: Samuel Nabwiiso
Underfunding limits organic sales surge:
Agri-Business Sunday, Sep 04, 2016
KAMPALA, UGANDA - Producers and exporters of organic grown products have seen prices soar, but African growers are held back from gaining in export sales due to lack of financing to cater for overheads.
By: Sam Okwakol
Kenyan wins Rockerfeller award for work in dry areas:
Agri-Business Sunday, Sep 04, 2016
NAIROBI, KENYA – Dr. Andrew Mude was last week declared the winner of the 2016 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.
By: Samuel Nabwiiso
Fisheries sector needs a rethink:
Agri-Business Sunday, Aug 14, 2016
Uganda is blessed to be among the top fish and fish products producing and exporting countries from an artisanal fishery. Whereas many countries have highly commercial fishing industry, with huge licensed fishing vessels, Uganda’s case is so unique with
By: William Tibyasa
USAID, Tanzania sign US$ 407m aid pact:
Agri-Business Thursday, Aug 11, 2016
ARUSHA, Tanzania - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and government of Tanzania have signed a $407 million (Sh896 billion) aid agreement. The funds are meant for development projects in various areas of the economy and social
By: Elisha Mayallah
EAC to mitigate aflatoxins:
Agri-Business Thursday, Aug 11, 2016
KAMPALA, Uganda - African Union (AU) has asked the East African Community member states to come up with agent interventions to mitigate challenges brought by Aflatoxins contamination on agro-products which has posed a bottleneck in marketing agricultural
By: Samuel Nabwiiso
USAID spends $350m for agricultural sector in Tanzania:
Agri-Business Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – For the past five years, USAID has spent $350 million (Tsh.770 billion) for Tanzania to overhaul the older agricultural system.
By: Damas Makangale
Tanzanian pastoralists geared for commercial farming:
Agri-Business Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA - The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in collaboration with Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) through its financial arm Catalytic Trust Fund (CTF) has conducted a five-day semin
By: Damas Makangale
Uganda develops sesame standard:
Agri-Business Sunday, Jul 24, 2016
KAMPALA, UGANDA - Uganda National Bureau of Standadard (UNBS) in partnership with Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiation Institute (SEATINI) has developed a new quality standard for sesame (simsim).
By: Samuel Nabwiiso

 Uganda targets quality seed Ugandan youth change heart to agriculture Government commits to tackle climate change  New plan to fight food Insecurity, poverty Launched Global Per capita fish consumption on the increase Cooperative fraternity urged to plant trees
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