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Crop Industry News: Uganda

15 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Uganda Cotton Union Dragged to Court over Shs3 Billion
UGANDA - Kampala-based cotton dealer Cottfield East Africa U Ltd is seeking court’s help to recover Shs2.9 billion from the Uganda Ginners and Cotton Exporters Association (UGCEA)....
07 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Uganda Planting For Hope: Where Sustainable Agriculture Saves Communities
ANALYSIS - When clean water is scarce and fertiliser and herbicides too expensive, sustainable agriculture is not a fashionable option but a necessity....
05 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Uganda Maize Disease Spreads to Uganda
UGANDA - A deadly maize disease that was first reported in Kenya and Tanzania has spread to Uganda, raising food security concerns....
25 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Uganda Losing Wetlands to Grow Crops
UGANDA - Getting enough to eat is a basic human need – but at what cost to the environment? Research published in BioMed Central's journal Agriculture & Food Security demonstrates that as their...
12 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Uganda FAO Supports Transformation of Uganda's Agri Sector
UGANDA - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Ugandan Vice-President Edward Sekandi to discuss ways to ensure food security for all Ugandans and reduce poverty by supporting...
23 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Uganda Rice Farming in Uganda to Begin in March
UGANDA - UK-based company Farland Investment is all set to begin commercial production of rice in Uganda from March to address food security and unemployment in Bangladesh and the East African...
21 November 2011
Crop Industry News from Uganda UN Warns Cassava Virus Nearing Epidemic in Africa
UGANDA - A virus that attacks the cassava plant - estimated to be the world's third most important staple crop - is reaching epidemic proportions in parts of Africa, UN scientists have warned. ...
10 November 2011
Crop Industry News from Uganda Rice Becomes Uganda’s Most Popular Food Crop - Government
UGANDA - Rice has become Uganda's biggest income earner topping traditional food crops, according to a survey released by ministry of Agriculture....
10 October 2011
Crop Industry News from Uganda YFC Gets Growing in Uganda
UGANDA - A group of seven Young Farmers' Club members from across the UK have recently returned from a trip to Uganda....
09 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Uganda Scientists and Farmers Team Up for Food Quality
UGANDA - Science experts at the National Agricultural Research Laboratories Institute in Kawanda, department of Food Biosciences Research Laboratory have been working with farmers and agro food...
24 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Uganda Maize Output 'To Rise By 11%'
UGANDA – Production of maize in the African nation of Uganda is expected to increase by 11 per cent this year, amid favourable growing conditions and widening use of high-yielding seeds....
27 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Uganda Farmers Demand Faster Maize Processing
UGANDA – Maize producers in the Masindi district of Uganda have urged the country's government to speed up plans to buy their grain for processing in a bid to maximise their earnings....
09 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Uganda New Maize Disease Detected
UGANDA - Outbreaks of a new disease have been observed in maize fields across the country, it has been reported, which could pose a threat to food security and the livelihoods of millions of...
04 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Uganda Drought-Tolerant Maize Trials Approved
UGANDA – Scientists researching drought-resistant varieties of maize in the African nation of Uganda have been buoyed this month, after the National Biosafety Committee approved the Water-Efficient...
07 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Uganda Farmers Given Equipment to Increase Maize Production
UGANDA - Farmers in the Oyam district of Uganda have been given agro-processing equipment worth sh305 million....
07 December 2009
Crop Industry News from Uganda Institute Researches Jatropha Biodiesel
UGANDA - The National Forestry Research Institute in Uganda is to research to production of biodiesel from jatropha....
14 August 2009
Crop Industry News from Uganda Ethanol Production will Reduce Transport Costs
UGANDA - A review of the major economic developments for the second quarter of 2009 reveals that the cost of doing business in Uganda is rising steadily....
12 February 2009
Crop Industry News from Uganda Sorghum in High Demand
UGANDA - A new crop - sweet sorghum - is starting to take off in Uganda. ...
27 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Uganda IS Jatropha the Answer to Uganda's Oil Woes?
UGANDA - As the volatile Middle East continues to affect global oil supply, countries like Uganda are chocking on heavy oil import costs. Crude fossil oil prices touched $100 (sh171,000) per...
15 October 2008
Crop Industry News from Uganda Biofuels Study in Uganda to Be Funded by US
UGANDA - The US Trade and Development Agency and the ministry of energy have signed a $572,000 (Shs972.4 million) grant to develop the potential for a biofuel market. This is a boost to the recent...
23 September 2008
Crop Industry News from Uganda US and Uganda in Biofuels Link-up
UGANDA - Creating a regulatory environment that balances Uganda's need for food security and affordable fuel is the goal of a USTDA grant to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development....
13 June 2008
Crop Industry News from Uganda Sugar Companies Solve Biofuel Production Problems
UGANDA - The Renewable Energy Policy published in November 2007 by the Ministry of Energy is centered around biofuels and the improvement of biomass utilisation efficiency. The Ministry aims...
05 May 2008
Crop Industry News from Uganda Uganda Produces Biofuel Out of Cassava
UGANDA - Ugandan scientists have received a grant of $94,000 (sh160m) to conduct a regional study to produce bio-fuel out of cassava, writes John Kasozi (New Vision)....
15 April 2008
Crop Industry News from Uganda Uganda to Embark Upon Biogas Project
According to The New Vision, the Government of Uganda plans to launch a large-scale biogas initiative countrywide in order to reduce the use of firewood and charcoal for cooking and lighting....

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