Entries by techcherio

Masaka Cooperative Union gears up to resume coffee export

The Masaka Farmers’ Cooperative Union is undertaking comprehensive restructuring aimed at resuscitating its coffee export potential. Registered in 1951, the union was established to strengthen coffee farming and marketing in the greater Masaka sub region. In the 1980s it suffered immense losses as result of the political unrest that befell the country, losses for which […]

Karamoja traders welcome the re-opening of the Moroto- Nakapiripirit- Mbale road

Traders from Karamoja have described as a relief, the reopening of Moroto- Mbale- Muyembe road, saying that it will ease access to bigger markets and reduce their cost of doing business. The route, preferred by traders transporting merchandise from the Sebei sub-region to Karamoja, was closed at the start of May by the Uganda National […]

Atiak Sugar Project plagued by labor shortage

At least 750 casual laborers are still needed by Ayuu Alali Cooperative society to help speed up the planting of sugarcane in Palabek Kal sub county in Lamwo district. Ayuu Alali embarked on planting sugarcane in March this year, to feed the Atiak Sugar factory in Amuru district, but the planting process has been marred […]

Money changers at Elegu Border count losses as Covid19, restrictions bite

Money Changers at Elegu, Uganda’s border with South Sudan in Atiak Sub County, Amuru district are counting losses after majority have been pushed out of the business due to Covid 19. At the time of the lockdown, there were over 50 money-changers stationed at the border crossing but a recent investigation by theCooperator found that […]

Irish Potato farmers in Bukwo decry ‘death’ of markets due to COVID19

Irish potato farmers in Bukwo District in eastern Uganda are counting losses due to lack of market for their produce following the COVID19-lockdown that has made their traditional markets inaccessible. The farmers were predominantly selling their produce across the border in Kenya prior to the lockdown, and have since gotten stranded with their harvest due […]

Napak farmers reap big from cassava growing

Former cattle rustlers-turned crop farmers in Napak district are reaping big from cassava-growing in Karamoja, theCooperator has learned. Cassava, a staple food for many communities in the rest of Uganda, was initially not a familiar crop in Karamoja, but was gradually adopted as a food crop as the traditionally pastoralist communities gradually began to lead […]

Ministry of Agriculture to construct post-harvest handling facilities in 57 Districts

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries(MAAIF) has started on constructing storage facilities and rehabilitation of road chokes in farmer communities across the country. The development was revealed by the State Minister for Animal Husbandry Bright Rwamirama while commissioning the first cluster of construction works for community post-harvest handling and rehabilitative works on farm access […]

Masindi taxi drivers welcome re-opening of public transport, call for extension of curfew.

Masindi taxi drivers under their umbrella organization Masindi Taxi Drivers and Operators Association (MATDOA) have welcomed the decision to reopen public transport, saying that they’re ready to resume work while observing in-place guidelines to contain the spread of COVID-19. On June 1st, President Museveni lifted the ban on public transport that had in place for […]

Gulu Arch-Diocese roots for commercialization of cassava production in Acholi sub-region

A total of 10,000 commercial cassava farmers in Acoli sub-region are receiving cassava stems from the Operation Wealth Creation program to support commercialization of cassava growing and production in the sub-region. In March this year, President Museveni launched the project dubbed Acholibur Parish Project (APP) in Acholibur sub county, Pader district and asked farmers to […]

Over 100 acres of crops dry up in Kasese after flooding

Farmers in Kyondo cell, Nyamwamba division, in Kasese municipality, are crying foul as their crops start to dry up due to flooding of River Nyamwamba close to a month ago. More than 20 banana and maize farmers have called for government intervention to rescue their crops which started drying up a week after devastating floods […]