Entries by techcherio

7,000 farmers in Lango enrol for crop insurance scheme

Over 7,000 farmers in Lango sub-region have subscribed for crop insurance with Ensibuuko Technology Limited, a leading fintech organisation. Ensibuuko Technology Limited, in partnership with the Uganda Cooperative Alliance (UCA) and Uganda National Farmers’ Federation (UNFF) in conjunction with the District Farmers’ Association and the Area Cooperatives in various districts of Uganda, is providing Agro […]

Soya farmers reap big from bulking with local cooperative

Soya bean farmers in Acholi sub region who bulked their crop with a local cooperative at a time when market rates had dropped precipitously are starting to smile following a surge in prices over the last four weeks. The price for kilogram of soya beans which had dropped to Shs 600 has now doubled to […]

Gulu city’s sludge manure to undergo testing

Despite the high demand for sludge manure by vegetable farmers in Gulu, the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has said it cannot start selling the organic manure until it’s tested for heavy metals that could be harmful to humans. Dr. Silver Mugisha, the Managing Director National Water and Sewerage who visited the sludge manure […]

Youth urged to invest in agriculture

Antonio Querido, Country Representative of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in Uganda has appealed to the youth to invest along the agricultural value chains as a measure to reduce growing youth unemployment in the country. Querido made the observation yesterday during the launch of the second round of the Youth Inspiring Youth in Agriculture […]

NDA shuts down 80 veterinary drug shops for non-compliance

The National Drug Authority has shut down a total of 80 veterinary drug shops and agro-chemical shops in South Western Uganda for failure to comply with standards. The drug shops were closed during a 15-day spot-supervision exercise conducted by the Authority to ensure that dealers in veterinary drugs comply with the stipulated standards. According to […]

MUASA boss threatens strike over staff salaries as universities reopen

Following the recent directive by President Museveni lifting lockdown on schools, Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe instructed staff to report back to their respective duty stations with immediate effect, as the University plans to reopen on 3rd October 2020, after more than six months of closure. However, as public universities prepare to resume […]

Wawoto Kacel Cooperative empowering vulnerable women through arts and crafts

Wawoto Kacel Cooperative Society in Gulu City is helping hundreds of vulnerable women who lack access to land to regain their dignity through arts and crafts. The beneficiaries, who include former abductees of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), women living with HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities (PWDs), orphans and single mothers are usually referred to the […]

Birunga Dairy, farmers feud over Shs 670m

A row has erupted between Birunga Dairy and more than 500 farmers in Ntungamo district over Shs 670m in unpaid dues. The farmers who hail from Rushenyi County in Ntungamo district have also petitioned President Yoweri Museveni over alleged failure by Birunga Dairy to pay them Shs 670m for milk they supplied to the milk […]

Moroto traders decry delay in completion of main market

Moroto Municipality Market vendors have expressed disappointment over the delayed completion of the main market. Moroto market is being constructed under the government’s Markets and Agriculture Trade Improvement Program (MATIP), with funding from both government of Uganda and the Arab Bank of Economic Development in Africa (BADEA). The new market being constructed by Ambitious Construction […]

Soroti fruits factory set to resume buying fruits

Fruits farmers in Teso and Acholi regions have reason to smile following an announcement by the Soroti fruit factory that it will resume buying fruits from the farmers as the economy begins to pick up in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made by the factory’s Executive Director, Douglas Kakyuku Ndawula in […]