Presidential CEO forum lauds farmers in Ziroobwe

By David Lukiiza Ateam of Board members and chief Executive officers of various companies from the presidential CEO forum have praised farmers in Ziroobwe parish in Luwero district for their efforts towards promoting Value addition and enhancing domestic production. During their Visit on Saturday at Ziroobwe Agaaliawamu Agri-Business Training Association (ZAABTA) Brenda Tibamwenda a board member who also represented Barbara Mulwana the board chair noted that they are pleased with what the association is doing with the farmers in the community. “We have been pleased with the production and value addition…

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PARISH DEVELOPMENT MODEL ON MINDSET CHANGE, COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION TO DELIVER DESIRED SUCCESS

As Uganda moves to attain middle income status and vision 2040, the Parish Development Model (PDM) is one of the most popular strategic interventions chorused by the Government to deliver the triumph. It is a strategy for organizing and delivering public and private sector interventions for wealth creation and employment generation at the parish level as the lowest economic planning unit. Premised on the notion that demystifying grassroots issues, Parish Development Committee (PDC) under the PDM will work together with the common citizens in the village and end users of…

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Government moves to impose 60 percent Import duty on Agricultural products  

      The Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija said that the government has introduced some taxes to raise revenue and announced that the import duty on agricultural products have been increased to 60 per cent and other products to 35 per cent.   Import duties on finished agricultural products have in Uganda has been in the range of 25 per cent to 35 per cent. The move signal government’s determination to promoting import substitution to save the country from overreliance on imported goods.  Uganda still…

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Government to work on 17 irrigation schemes in 2018/19 says president Museveni

Given the importance of agricultural sector in Uganda’s economy, President yoweri Kaguta Museveni said in his state of Nation Address that government will soon have the necessary boosters for agriculture through irrigation means. President Museveni said these will be the use of fertilizers by more Ugandan farmers than at present and the farmers will use more irrigation. In the coming financial year, he said the Government will work on the following irrigation schemes using the government budget 2018/19. These irrigation schemes in two phases and they includes: Doho phase II…

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Uganda Bureau of Statistics recommend policy reforms to improve agricultural production

Since nearly 95 per cent of Ugandan households are engaged in crop growing and 73 per cent are engaged in livestock farming. Uganda Bureau of Statistics has recommended that improvements in programmes for the Modernization of Agriculture (PMA). This is to improvement agricultural productivity since most of the population is still involved in subsistence agriculture. The latest National Population and housing census 2014 revealed that about 80 per cent of the households (5.8 million) were engaged in agriculture in 2014. Director of population and social statistics Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) Ms…

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Agriculture driving Uganda’s high economic growth

Recovery in the agricultural sector due to good weather condition is driving the recovery in Uganda’s economic growth which is currently estimated at 6.3 per cent. Uganda’s economy is mainly agriculture based with the sector contributing 26 per cent to the GDP in the second quarter of financial year 2017/18 agriculture grew by 6 per cent. var hupso_url_t=”https://ugandapronto.com/2018/05/08/agriculture-driving-ugandas-high-economic-growth/”;var hupso_title_t=”Agriculture driving Uganda's high economic growth”;

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US envoy on a mission to market Uganda’s Specialty Coffee

US ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac is leading a reverse trade mission to the Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle that starts on Friday. This is part of the US government’s ongoing commitment to building trade and investment opportunities in Uganda. Ms Malac, jointly with the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) and the USAID East Africa Trade & Investment Hub, will be joined by Uganda’s Ambassador to the US, Mr Mull Katende and more than 20 Ugandan coffee entrepreneurs in the campaign. Specialty coffee refers to the process of roasting…

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