Post Tagged with: "Agriculture"

Farmers in Post War Northern Uganda Minting Cash From South Sudan Market

August 17, 2014 11:11 am0 comments
Alex Komakech showing the news  the reporter his groundnut garden

By Gloria Laker Aciro Jackline Lanyero -is a young Groundnuts and Cassava grower in Anaka Sub County in Nwoya district. She is one of the few lucky farmers whose farm produce is sold directly to consumers in Southern Sudan. As a small scale farmer she joined groups of farmers who after harvesting their food and parking, they jointly hire trucks which transport to Nimule and Juba. “Working with farmers groups opened for me the door to the Sudan market avoiding the middle men ‘Awaro’ since I sell my groundnuts and cassava direct to the consumers doubling my profit since we share transport cost” Lanyero. Acholi farmers in Northern Uganda are […]

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Fake Seeds Aggravating Food Insecurity in Post War Northern Uganda

July 21, 2014 4:12 pm0 comments
A local seeds dealer in Pabbo, Amuru district of Uganda

Kampala-Monday July 21, 2014, Agricultural production, in former war ravaged northern, has suffered a setback, as a result of fake seeds, that were supplied to the farmers by the Government of Uganda and donor agencies. The former IDPs, who spent close to two decades in the camps surviving on handouts from international relief agencies, are currently struggling to rebuild their lives as relative calm returns to the region. As they resettle back to their homes, the Government of Uganda, and a number of non-governmental organizations are helping them with farm inputs including seeds with the hope of making them to be self-reliance once again. However the former IDPs are now […]

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