FAO, OPM move to empower Karamoja manage food security shocks

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) are convening a four-day workshop to hasten timely and quality early warning bulletin production and dissemination in Karamoja, for early action. The workshop taking place in Soroti district, is part of the project “Strengthening Shock Responsive Systems…

Photos: Agriculture Minister says land acquisition is hindering palm growing

Although Government of Uganda undertook to promote Palm growing, the issue of land is proving to be a major obstacle. In partnership with Bidco Uganda Limited, a subsidiary of Wilmar with a modern edible oil processing complex in Jinja City, government had projected a quicker implementation of the venture through its Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries…

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Among Commissions Works on Bukedea’s sh71b Acomai irrigation project

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Annet Anita Among has Saturday commissioned the works for construction of the Acomai irrigation scheme in the eatern Uganda district of Bukedea. Among who is also the area woman Member of Parliament, said she was excited that the long sought-for dream is enroute to becoming a reality. “This morning, I…

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Boost to Agriculture Sector as Museveni Commissions Local Acaricides Producer

President Yoweri Museveni Saturday launched and commissioned Sanga Vetchem Limited, an indigenous company located in Namanve that produces chemical agents used to kill ticks. The company which has already secured approval from the National Drug Authority (NDA) to roll out the products on the market, manufactures a wide range of products including antibiotics, dewormers and…