Uganda’s Minister of State for Agriculture, Christopher Kibanzanga has warned that the attainment of the middle income status by 2020 will depend on the extent at which the country will be able to lift a majority of her population who depend on agriculture from the current dominant traditional methods of farming. “We are only remaining
The government has expressed its desire to scale up a project by Oxfam at national level that aims at transforming the lives of rural women farmers. Speaking at an event this week hosted by Oxfam and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elders and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu said
Even as changes in weather continue to take its toll on smallholder farmers, technologies like greenhouses still remain beyond their reach due to prohibitive costs. But that is fast changing with an emerging set of agropreneurs and companies coming up with low cost greenhouse innovations that also last longer. An average eight by 30 meters
The Central Bank has warned financial institutions against using technologies that are susceptible to cybercrime in the name of providing financial inclusion to the rural populace. “You must always be mindful of the fact that financial services have become more sophisticated and integrated, and in the process become prone to operational and other risks,” Prof.
Entrepreneurs interested in carrying out business in emerging technologies in the energy sector with a focus on providing clean energy services can now seek guidance of experts from Makerere University. The Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) at Makerere University is engaging engineers and students pursuing engineering courses in developing innovative technologies
Officials from a number of Civil Society Organisations majorly from Uganda and Kenya gathered at the Protea Hotel in Kampala on Monday to launch a handbook for Civil Society Organisations on the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). The handbook explains the origin of the ICGLR and how the organisation functions. According to
The Government of Uganda has halted negotiations with Rostec Global Resources (RTGR) led Consortium of Russia for the selection of the lead Investor of the Uganda Refinery Project. The Government team had shortlisted two bidders namely RTGR which was ranked as number one and the Preferred Bidder and the other led by SK Engineering of
The Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA) is projecting to attract investments worth $1 billion (Shs3.3trillion) by 2020, according to officials. Through a host of tax and non-tax incentives, UFZA is targeting this investment growth from various sectors in the economy as investors come in the country to set up operations in value addition and agro-processing.
Ministry of Energy officials from Uganda and Tanzania will pitch camp in Hoima District for two days starting tomorrow to review progress of implementation plan for development of the proposed crude oil export pipeline. The Ugandan team is led by Energy minister Irene Muloni while the Tanzanian team is led by Muloni’s counterpart Prof Sospeter
Uganda is looking forward to invest more resources in the livestock sector as it targets to liberate livestock farmers from poverty. Joy Kabatsi, the State Minister of Agriculture in charge Animal Industries said the government will embark on supporting livestock farmers by providing them with inputs like water and subsidized veterinary services. She said these
The Uganda National Farmers’ Manifesto is a call to action directed at the Government of Uganda, Political Parties, Development partners, and Non-State Actors. As the country prepares for the 2016 general elections, the farmers of Uganda are asking each of these Stakeholders to prioritize the needs of the agricultural sector. The collective voice of Uganda’s
On 20 January 2016, a team of two senior ladies staff from Busara Centre of Behavioral Economics spent the whole afternoon sharing their expertise and knowledge with core staff of AfT. The whole engagement between the two Organisations is focusing on the following three facets: 1. Tailoring Communications: here both organisations shall coordinate to conduct
Agency for Transformation has partnered with Kenya-based Busara Centre for Behavioral Economics (www.busaracentre.org). Busara is an advisory and research organization focused on evaluation and implementation of behavioral messaging and interventions in East Africa. Busara’s mission involves the application of research and rigorous methods, to enable partners to improve program design, evaluate existing strategies, and optimize
Open data can dramatically improve development outcomes, yet aid information is often fragmented and inaccessible. Government and civil society partners in Uganda need better information to help decide how to best use development resources and to offer accountability to citizens. This is why AidData and USAID’s Global Development Lab are working with Ugandan Government, donor
Like any farmer anywhere, Morrison Rwakakamba feels that farming is in his DNA, yet this 35yearold finds himself pulled in two directions — home to his farm in the southwest corner of Uganda, but also to the city and to the corridors of power in the capital Kampala where he has been appointed special adviser
Like any farmer anywhere, Morrison Rwakakamba feels that farming is in his DNA, yet this 35-year-old finds himself pulled in two directions — home to his farm in the southwest corner of Uganda, but also to the city and to the corridors of power in the capital Kampala where he has been appointed special adviser to the president.
Ruling NRM Members implementation, reviewing state of service delivery and other internal political management issues. of Parliament are in Kyankwanzi
Pension engagement OpEd While reading the budget for 2014/2015 fi nancial year, Uganda’s Minister of Finance Planning and Economic Development, Maria Kiwanuka, announced that Retirements Benefi ts Sector Liberalisation Bill currently in Parliament would be enacted into law with immediacy. The Bill is aimed to provide for liberalisation of the retirement