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Uganda, Kenya agree to improve bilateral trade relations

Uganda and Kenya have resolved to remove all impediments in the cross border trade between the two countries. This was reached at during a bilateral meeting in Nairobi on December 21. The Ugandan ministerial delegation led by Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries also included Maj. Gen. David Kasura-Kyomukama and…

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Agriculture Minister hails 4P Farmer development model

The Kalangala oil palm project is the first major agricultural Public-Private-Producer-Partnership (4P) model in Uganda. It built an innovative partnership between the private sector, local and national governments and farmer organizations. The Minister of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries Hon. Frank Tumwebaze has hailed the four partnership model commonly referred to as (4-P Model) of…

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Oil Palm Offers Hope For Poverty Alleviation In Buvuma-RDC.

The Resident District Commissioner for Buvuma district, Mr. Tilutya Godfrey has declared Buvuma the new poverty free district if oil palm harvest takes root. He further urged all residents of Buvuma district to turn oil palm into their new mine for golden opportunity. In a recent interview with Oil Palm News, the RDC said picking…

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Vice President Commends Oil Palm Farmers

Uganda’s Vice President Jessica Alupo has expressed her excitement over seeing a display of products produced from Oil palm plantations in Kalangala district, the products which included cooking oil, soap, creams etc. the impressed Vice President said these are pure visible efforts of Uganda’s farmers. Jesca Alupo who was chief guest at the 2021 world…

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Oil Palm Pathway To Buvuma Transformation-MP Migadde

First of all, we want to thank the Government of Uganda because it reached an agreement and acquired a loan for oil palm development. Despite the fact that this will be paid back by Ugandans, the most important issue is that our Government took a risk to invest in transforming the livelihoods of the people…

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OIL PALM PLANTING KICKS OFF AMIDST BUVUMA LAND ISSUES

Farmers in Buvuma   have started   planting their oil   palm as small holder   farmers under the   National Oil Palm   Project, Seedlings   were supplied to small   holder farmers by Oil   Palm Buvuma Limited   (OBPL) the 0il palm   nursery in Buvuma   district for immediate   planting., According   to Ms. Connie Masaba   Magomu, physical   planting kicked off   around April 2021  …

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Advisory Statement on Recently Reported Strange Coffee Pests and Diseases

The following is an excerpt of an official statement delivered on behalf of Ministry leadership by Hon. Fred Kyakulaga Bwino the Minister of State for Agriculture regarding reports of strange Coffee Pests and Diseases. As provided for in the NDPIII and the Agriculture Value Chain Development Strategy (2021 – 2026), Coffee is a national priority…

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Phytosanitary Standards Enforcement at Uganda Border Points

It has come to our notice that there are sections of the public that are complaining about what they consider to be new phytosanitary checks that the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is conducting at the entry and exit terminals of Entebbe International Airport. We would like to inform the public that these…

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“Developing a Market Oriented and Environmentally Sustainable Beef Meat Industry in Uganda” Project (MOBIP) granted an additional 15 months

“Developing a Market Oriented and Environmentally Sustainable Beef Meat Industry in Uganda” project (MOBIP) has been granted an additional 15 months. The official announcement of the extension was made during a Project Steering Committee meeting at the Aquaculture Research & Development Centre in Kajjansi on the 4th of November, 2021. Ministry Top Policy was represented…

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One-two people die as a result of rabies every month in Arua District

Leaders of Arua District in West-Nile Region of Uganda have observed that one-two people die every month as a result of rabies that are caused by animal bites. This observation was made by Mr. Alfred Okuonzi the Arua District chairperson during the commemoration of the World Rabies Day at Vurra sub-county in Arua District yesterday…

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