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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 6 December 2018 at 06:24

Government revises irrigation targets

Source: The NewTimes

The government has said that the high cost of irrigation, land fragmentation as well as encroachment of land designated for farming activities by construction projects, have hindered irrigation targets, calling for a review.

The revelations was made last week as officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources met parliamentarians

MP Albert Ruhakana said that in the 2017/2018 fiscal year, the target was to irrigate 100,000 hectares of farmland, which he said was overambitious.

According to figures from the ministry, only 50,000 hectares are currently catered for by irrigation schemes countrywide.

“The target of 2024 is to irrigate 102,000 hectares. Why is the expectation of 2017 targeted to be realised in 2024? We should analyse the issue to exactly know the challenges that slowed the progress to achieve the target in 2017,” he said.

The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Jean Claude

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Posted By in Horticulture Uganda Page
Posted 27 June 2018 at 10:00

Results Enabling Policy Environment write shop

During the Enabling Policy Environment in the Horticulture sector.

Alex Lwakuba (Department of Crop Production; Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries-MAAIF) presented an overview of the Tea, Cocoa, Fruits and Vegetables value chains, MAAIF policy frameworks that reviewed the Government policy direction for each sector, formulation of a bankable HortiDep program, mobilising resources and implementing this program.

Dr. Ezra Munyambonera (Economic Policy Research Centre) made a presentation on the Situation Analysis of Uganda’s Tea sub-sector, challenges and opportunities.

REPORT:

Tea is traditionally Uganda’s third largest agricultural export commodity by value, contributing an annual average of about US$70M to US$80M since 2010. The tea sub-sector has employed more than 60,000 households and been a source of livelihood to over 500,000 Ugandans. Therefore, the tea sub-sector provides an opportunity for Uganda to fight poverty in the rural areas an

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 18 April 2018 at 07:59

Let me first introduce myself. My name is Frank Schaminee and I'm a consultant at Aeres Training Center International formerly PTC + in Barneveld the Netherlands. This saterday I will take part in an Impact mission on Poultry to Myanmar. Our goal is to educate the people in the Poultry and Feed sector from Myanmar.


We make this possible through cooperation with the governments, educational institutions, integrators, supply industry, but also the individuals. For this we have standard training courses but also tailor-made training courses. One of these trainings, for example is, "Access 2 Finance" a course that teaches the CEO or CFO to walk the correct road to obtain a financing by writing a business plan. for more information look on our website,


https://www.aerestrainingcentre.com/for-students/trainingsoffer/access%202%20finance

Kind regards Frank Schaminee

Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Theint Yadanar Zaw can you post Franks message on social media as well? For some more outreach? Thanks!

8 months 11 hours ago

Theint Yadanar Zaw Hi! Anne and Frank, sorry for my late response. I was in the holidays and training last few weeks. I will post it on our social media today. Thank you for reminding me Anne!

7 months 2 weeks ago

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SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS IN AGRICULTURE PROGRAM

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  17 August 2016 - 07:30 to 19 August 2016 - 17:00
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Strathmore University Business School is pleased to invite you to participate in our Sustainable Investments in Agriculture (SIA) Program targeting key players and decision makers in the Agriculture sector. 

Together we will explore opportunities for growth in agriculture and how to create investment friendly environments. We will discover new and innovative farming techniques, acquire skills to negotiate the best investment contracts and manage these investments in a sustainable way.

Module I: 17th to 19th August, Strathmore Business School
Module II: 26th to 30th September, Israel


For more information contact Veronica on vmuniu@strathmore.edu




Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 8 July 2016 at 06:07

SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS IN AGRICULTURE PROGRAM

Module I: 17th to 19th August, Strathmore Business School
Module II: 26th to 30th September, Israel


Strathmore University Business School is pleased to invite you to participate in our Sustainable Investments in Agriculture (SIA) Program targeting key players and decision makers in the Agriculture sector.

Together we will explore opportunities for growth in agriculture and how to create investment friendly environments. We will discover new and innovative farming techniques, acquire skills to negotiate the best investment contracts and manage these investments in a sustainable way.


For more information contact Veronica on vmuniu@strathmore.edu

Janine Schoeman Hi Veronica, thank you for sharing! When you publish it as an event it will also be visible in the calendar. Kind Regards Janine

2 years 5 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 March 2016 at 12:32

The budget for FY 2016/2017 has already been presented in parliament for approval and appropriation. It’s in this regard that a pre budget dialogue was held last week on 18th March 2016 to share the budget projections and expectations on the 2016/2017 national budget.

Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM) in partnership with Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSABG) organized this dialogue under the theme: ’The 5 Year Journey to transforming Uganda's Economy and the Prospects of the FY 2016/17 budget in addressing Today's economic challenges" at UMA Conference hall in Kampala.

A cross-section of stakeholders across the country attended including CSOs, community monitors, government ministries, policy makers, private sector organizations, academia, local governments, development partners, and the media participated in the dialogue. PELUM was represented by some of her members and farmers who deliberated on their expectations of the 2016/2017 budget.

Concerns in ag

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