The Farmers voice

Kabarole, Fort Portal Partially Lifts Ban on sell of Milk

Kabarole District and Fort Portal Tourism City have partially lifted the Foot and Mouth disease quarantine since it was instituted to contain the outbreak. Following safe trade guidelines by the commissioner for animal health, farmers have been advised to take their milk to the collection centres in Rwengaju, Kiburara, Mpinga and Kiko town council before it’s transported to […]


Khat farmers are gearing up to challenge the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Law in court. The decision to challenge the law comes amidst growing frustration among khat farmers in the country who argue that the classification of khat as a narcotic drug unfairly stigmatizes their livelihood and cultural practices. During the meeting held at […]

Workers of Mpanga Tea Factory Strike Over Delayed Payments and Mismanagement.

Business at Mpanga Growers Tea Factory in Kabarole district was disrupted yesterday as workers staged a strike in protest against delayed payments and alleged mismanagement by factory authorities. The strike, which saw hundreds of workers gathering outside the factory gates, was sparked by mounting frustration over persistent delays in receiving their wages and a lack […]

NARO Revolutionizes Agriculture with Domestication of Stingless Bees for Sustainable Farming.

The National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) has embarked on a project to domesticate stingless bees as a viable alternative for farmers. This innovative approach is expected to enhance pollination, increase crop yields, and mitigate the environmental impact associated with traditional farming practices. Stingless bees, known for their gentle nature and efficient pollination capabilities, have become […]

NARO Collaborates with Fort Portal School Head Teachers to Boost Public Awareness.

In a bid to strengthen its outreach and enhance public awareness, the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) has engaged school head teachers in Fort Portal in a collaborative effort to disseminate information about its services and initiatives. The field visits carried out at NARO offices in Rwebitaba in Kabarole district brought together a diverse group […]

Ministers Kitutu, Nandutu return to Karamoja, pledge agricultural revival

In a bid to combat looming food shortages, Ministers Marry Goretti Kitutu and Agnes Nandutu have re-emerged in Karamoja, affirming their commitment to agricultural revitalization. Their long-awaited return marks a renewed effort to address pressing challenges facing the region During their visit to NARO NABUIN and Namalu Prison Farms, the Ministers unveiled ambitious investments aimed […]

UCDA: EU to only accepts coffee exports from registered farmers

Uganda’s coffee exports face a tough huddle following demands that exports to the European Union come from registered farmers, the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) has said. This will not only be a challenge to the authorities to have this met due to the nature of the country’s chain but also to the farmers, the […]

Diseases affecting coffee business in Kyenjojo

Coffee growers in Kyenjojo district are struggling to earn from the business due to pests and diseases that attack the crop. The farmers say the most common type of disease is the coffee berry disease which attacks the plants until they dry up and the berries fall off before maturing. Patrick Baguma, a coffee grower […]