Lack of Electricity, Poor Road Networks Delay Establishment of Nwoya Fruit Factory

The government has cited poor road networks and the absence of electricity as the primary reasons behind the delayed establishment of a fruit factory in Lolyango Village, Lungulu Sub County, Nwoya District.  In 2018, President Yoweri Museveni directed the Uganda Development Cooperation (UDC), facilitated by the Ministry of Agriculture, to establish a fruit factory in…

Heavy Rains Destroy School, Houses in Alebtong District

A heavy downpour accompanied by thunderstorms wreaked havoc in Aloi Sub-county, Alebtong district, over the weekend, resulting in the destruction of more than ten houses and a school.  The rain caused significant damage to Oloo Primary School, where four classrooms, three pit latrines, and the office were destroyed. Additionally, it left over ten houses and…

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Farmers in Nwoya Start Production of Macadamia Trees to Conserve Environment

Farmers in Nwoya district have rolled out the mass production of Macadamia trees to conserve the environment from the adverse effects of climate change. The initiative also seeks to promote nutrition and enhance household income among the farmers through the sale and consumption of nuts and cholesterol oil realized from the Macadamia trees.   The…

Gov`t to Launch Climate Smart Agriculture Worth 350M USD

The government has announced plans to initiate an agricultural mechanization project aimed at improving crop production, known as ‘Climate Smart Agriculture.’ State Minister for Agriculture, Fred Bwino, made this revelation on Wednesday while addressing farmers in Nwoya district.  Minister Bwino revealed that the project, valued at US$ 350 million, received Cabinet approval last week and…

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Farmers In Gulu Get UGX 493M Investment Hub For Quality Production

Farmers in the Greater Gulu are to benefit from an agricultural investment hub worth 493 million shillings constructed under the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU). The facility, located in Pece-Laroo division, Gulu City was constructed with funding  from the European Union under the supervision of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) through the…

Dairy Sector Calls for Political Action to Boost Regional Trade

Dairy sector players in the East and Southern African countries have issued a collective call for immediate political action aimed at enhancing trade within the region. Despite the existence of multiple regional economic communities with the objective of facilitating intra-regional trade, the full realization of this goal has remained elusive. This is primarily due to…

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