President Yoweri Museveni has urged the youth in the country to wake up and contribute to the development of Uganda so that they are able to come out of poverty and joblessness. The President was this afternoon addressing the National Youth Council meeting at the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) Conference Hall at Lugogo in Kampala.
“I want the youth to wake up so that we develop our country in order to come out of poverty and joblessness,”
President Museveni said. He asked the youth to familiarize themselves with the ideology and strategy of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) as this will make it easy for them and him to work together.
Museveni encouraged the young people to form groups and undertake different production activities with a view to adding value to products made locally in the country as a way of reducing import expenses.
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Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), an international development organization, specializes in designing sustainable, market-led agricultural initiatives. They build strong local and global partnerships, incorporate innovative approaches into their programs, and foster inclusive development to offer enhanced opportunities to under-served groups. CNFA programs strengthen the organizational and technical capacity of agribusinesses, cooperatives, and associations (including women’s and youth groups) to support farmers and promote the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity and natural resource management.
Since 1985, CNFA has managed more than $510 million in donor-funded agriculture development programs and has worked in 42 countries across the world in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia.
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L’objectif est de développer une agriculture familiale commerciale, rentable, et durable pour permettre l’accroissement du revenu des ménages. ODAG Caritas Gitega qui est chargé de mettre en exécution ce partenariat, va encadrer les populations locales à sauvegarder les acquis des projets déjà clôturés pour continuer à en tirer profit.
Le forum est organisé pour dresser le bilan, évaluer les actions, et apprendre des preuves irréfutables sur le continent, présentés par de nombreux dirigeants les plus inspirants pour transformer l'agriculture en entreprise prospère. Des dirigeants, agriculteurs, secteur public, leaders d'opinion, champions du secteur privé, agripreneurs et bien d'autres sont attendus dans ce forum.
L'activation de nouvelles voies pour transformer les petits exploitants dans les futurs agrobusiness, c'est l'un des objectifs visés.
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It is 2.30pm as the youth from various places in the country gather at Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute, Kabanyolo (MUARIK) for the launch of the fifth CURAD-Swiss contact agribusiness innovations challenge and to show case of their agricultural products they are marketing.
It is an initiative where a number of development partners such as CURAD, Swiss Contact and Stanbic Bank have signed a collective MOU in trying to help impart skills in youths across the country by engaging in agriculture as a business.
Stanbic Bank has come in to provide a revolving fund for the youth to be able to participate in agribusiness initiatives by participating in business incubations for skill gaining in a particular agriculture product. Simon Obanyo one of the youth Mbarara District who is busy offloading different packages of honey for display. He stands out among the rest of the youth as one can see the passion and zeal he has in handling his apiary... Read more
On July 20th, 2018 at Umubano Hotel; the USAID Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSDAG) and Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze Activity, in close collaboration with AgriProFocus Rwanda and the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) and Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB) organized a learning and networking workshop on agriculture extension services, that aimed to share and disseminate information on available public and private agriculture extension services models and how can they be strengthened further in the country.
Background of the workshop
Rwanda is committed to the “strengthened private sector service delivery and investment along the 4 pillars of the Strategic Plan for the Agriculture Transformation in Rwanda (PSTA IV).Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze activity in collaboration with RAB and MINAGRI, conducted the national extension program “Twig... Read more
Elaborer des plans de suivi – évaluation des projets, en définissant si nécessaire des indicateurs sur le modèle SMART, recueillir, compiler, suivre et actualiser des données de monitorage selon les indicateurs du cadre logique, identifier les questions - clés et les paramètres pour les enquêtes et les études d’impact, contribuer à la prise des décisions sur la base des données d’évaluation, coordonner toute activité de monitorage et d’évaluation des projets, élaborer les plans d’actions pour le suivi des recommandations des évaluations, collaborer avec les autres membres des équipes des projets pour la planification des activités relatives, assister le Service... Read more
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July 5, 2018
THE Ministry of Agriculture targets to teach over 300,000 farmers in Northern Province in modern farming practices to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Northern Province agricultural coordinator Charles Kapalasha said most farmers in the area are practising old methods which are negatively affecting crop output.
In an interview yesterday, Mr Kapalasha said rice farmers are still using the broadcast method, which is a system that involves scattering seed, by hand or mechanically, over a relatively large area which does not give room for weeding.
He also said the ministry will teach farmers to adopt conservation farming to help them increase their production and CLICK TO READ MORE
This will be a good intervention and the same should be done in the other provinces too. Modernization of farming practices or rather modernization
Feeding the 10 billion people projected to live on planet earth in 2050 must aim to go beyond producing more with less to balancing the focus on quality and diversity, linking productivity to sustainability and addressing the needs of people. A fundamental premise for delivering sustainable food and agriculture is the creation of an enabling policy environment and the need for sectoral ministries to change the way they work and coordinate policies across government.
The transition to more sustainable agriculture and food systems requires action that builds political alliances and coalitions with actors beyond food and agriculture. Consistent with the 2030 Agenda’s call for transformation, many of the approaches presented in this guide cut across sectors and depend ... Read more
released by FAO, July 2018
Amid increased uncertainties from recent rising trade disputes, agricultural markets have so far remained relatively stable thanks to generally good supply conditions across most commodities. Nonetheless, in the context of heightened food import bills, food markets remain vulnerable, with weather shocks and external developments always difficult to predict. Read the full report here.
Ledit projet est dénommé « Bonnes pratiques agricoles pour tous ». Il a été lancé ce mercredi 11juillet 2018 par la Chargée d’Affaires et Chef de Coopération à l’Ambassade des Pays Bas au Burundi Madame Estella Loeffen. Ce projet a une application de nouvelles technologies qui va permettre aux agriculteurs de savoir quelle culture il faut cultiver, où la cultiver, quand la cultiver et tout ce qui est nécessaire pour qu’elle soit rentable.
Créer des groupes de 50 personnes (G50) auxquels on accorde une tablette contenant les données nécessaires pour faire de bons choix agri culturaux, voilà la stratégie utilisée. Madame Estella Loeffen a martelé que les outils modernes sont mis à la dispositition des agriculteurs pour aider le gouvernement burundais à développer le secteur de l’agriculture.
Selon les prévisions, 100 milles ménages des provinces de Karusi, Gitega et Kayanza seront touchés en 3ans du proje... Read more
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As a norm, Jinja town has become a busier town in July every year than usual because the Uganda National Farmers’ Federation (UNFFE) holds the annual National Agricultural show at the Source of the Nile Jinja show grounds.
This year’s agricultural show will be the 26th and it is slated to take place from 13th to 22nd July under the theme; “Fostering Agricultural Value Chains, Innovation for Farmer led food Security, Household Income and Job Creation.
The challenge with Uganda’s agriculture is competitiveness. Uganda’s agriculture does not have a competitive advantage over others due to production of less quantity to meet the outside demand and leave enough for domestic consumption and production of ‘not good enough’ quality to compete with in the globalized agricultural value chains.
This years’ show will therefore focus more on irrigation technologies, value addition, and livestock. The theme brings out the opportunity th... Read more
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Agriculture is arguably Uganda’s most important industry. With the increasing population, growing crops and raising livestock for food is as important as ever. Trying to meet the demands of bulging markets is a huge challenge for many farmers.
But Eric Kayigamba has found a solution in forming a cooperative as a possible solution. His farm is very unusual and could change your definition of farming. Kayigamba, uses a 50 X 80 feet plot to keep rabbits, chicken, grow mushrooms and keep fish as well as run his demonstrations and a products shop.
Too small a space? Not to Kayigamba. To this unique farmer, thinking vertically is the solution. Kayigamba, a 40-year-old agriculture investor based at Lusaze, Sentema road just after the cemetery in Rubaga division in Kampala, is the director of Modern Agriculture Solution, a company that has empowered farmers in high quality farming utilising small spaces.
It also specialises in value addition... Read more
The Government of Uganda has released its first strategy to deliver on commitments under the Paris Agreement, known as the ‘Uganda Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Partnership Plan’, which aims at combating climate change.
According to the plan, Uganda seeks to mainstream climate resilience across sectors and develop early warning systems and robust monitoring systems by 2020, much earlier than originally planned.
“To reduce its impact on climate change, Uganda has committed to reducing its emissions by 22% come 2030, with actions focused in energy, forestry, and wetlands.” the plan reads in part.
Launching the master plan, the first Deputy Prime Minister General Mosese Ali assured the development partners that Government of Uganda is committed to ensure that climate change is mitigated due to its devastating impacts to the country’s economy.
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