Entries by techcherio

Rwanda agriculture sector to receive multimillion dollar cash injections

By Jean de la Croix Tabaro The Kigali Special Economic Zone and the agriculture sector are to receive new multimillion dollar cash injections – courtesy of agreements signed Monday evening in Kigali. The new financing is part of eight cooperation agreements sealed between President Paul Kagame and his latest guest Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. […]

Uganda moves to scale up commercial cooperation with Ghana

KAMPALA– Uganda’s new envoy to the Republic of Ghana, Amb. Nelson Ocheger has called for the scaling up of commercial cooperation between the two countries so as to spur investment in agriculture and animal husbandry, mining, fishing and infrastructural development. Amb.Ocheger stated this while meeting the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Akufo-Addo […]

Uganda to open EA’s largest organic fertilizer in Tororo

Sitting on a 600-acre piece of land, the Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group-owned industrial complex in Tororo District, will produce about 300,000 tonnes of organic fertilisers annually, making it the biggest organic fertiliser plant in East Africa. Ms Jane Guo, the group chief executive officer, said the fertiliser production section will be launched on October 9 […]

REPORT: Tanzania losing out on intra-Africa trade

Intra-African trade is estimated to have amounted to $371 billion last year, but Tanzania was not among the major beneficiaries, a new report suggests. According to the Africa Export and Import Bank (Afreximbank) report, Tanzania is among five countries that registered steep declines in their trading with the rest of the continent last year. Others […]

Mechanization of African agriculture can drive rural employment and stem migration –Report

A new report showcasing evidence to guide African governments in successfully mechanizing Africa’s agribusiness value chains was launched today by the Malabo Montpellier Panel, a group of 17 African and international experts.The African food and beverage market is projected to reach $1 trillion by 2030. Thanks to advances in renewable energy and digital technology, Africa […]

FROM THE FIELD: Weather Reports Come to Aid of Uganda’s Farmers

Farmers in Uganda are facing increasingly erratic climatic conditions which are impacting on agricultural production. Farmers in Uganda are keeping their crop yields high, thanks to improved weather data supplied by the UN Development Programme (UNDP)-backed push to modernize climate monitoring systems. The majority of farmers in the East African country rely on rain to […]

20 Cooperatives that participated in the #PlantACoopTree competition that started in April 2017 undergo evaluation in search of the three winning teams.

#PlantACoopTree Competition #PlantACoopTree Competition judges are out in the districts evaluating the competitors and identifying the winners. The competition is part of the Uhuru Institute’s Coop360 Initiative which amongst other things is looking at increasing cooperative investments in green business for sustainable societies. 20 cooperatives in 20 districts and various sectors voluntarily participated in the tree […]

The Uhuru Institute Launches Piki-Credit for Boda-Boda Cooperatives

The Uhuru Institute for Social Development, through its Freedom Fund Enterprise has launched Piki-Credit, a Boda-boda credit facility aimed at providing flexible credit facilities to Cooperatives. The loan is payable in approximately 16 months only. With an initial deposit of only 500,000 Shillings, a member of a Boda-boda Cooperative can own a motorcycle and start the journey to financial […]

Ministry of Trade and The Uhuru Institute Sign MoU to Promote Agribusiness Productivity among Cooperatives & Citizen Collectives

Promote Agribusiness Productivity among Cooperatives & Citizen Collectives L-R: Amb. Julius Onen (Permanent Secretary at MTIC), Eng. Dunstan Kisuule (TUI Board Chairman) and Leonard Okello (CEO of TUI) The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC), and The Uhuru Institute for Social Development (TUI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance production and […]