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Uber’s Uganda operation facing a driver revolt over low fees
On the 5th of July, Oxfam Executive Director Winnie Byanyima Opened Pandora’s’ Box on the reality of Uber In...
Tracking the Missing Link: Why Uganda is missing out on the Cocoa windfall
On the Campaign Trail in 2016, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni who was campaigning for a 7th term, stopped in...
McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs
Through a study conducted across eight countries that together make up about two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, the report...
A lot of talk especially in policy circles and development centers around value addition and how it can be used to increase productivity of the agricultural sector. It is envisioned that an increase in value addition comes with an increase in job opportunities in the agricultural and trade sector.... Read more
Farmers in Bugala Island in Kalangala District, Uganda are furious about allegations being made against the Oil Palm Project and Bidco the private investor in the project. The project is a People Public Private Partnership (4P) between the farmers, Government of Uganda and Oil Palm Uganda Limited a subsidiary of Bidco Uganda Ltd.... Read more
The Bugala Farmers Association, which represents over 100 subsistence farmers fighting edible oil conglomerate Bidco’s land-grabbing, has dismissed the company’s attempts to portray its Ugandan palm oil business as “clean.” Following their recent petition to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to sever its ties to Bidco, the farmers... Read more
A talk with most growers concerning pest and disease control in crops winds up into Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Today, growers are increasingly using approaches that are environmental friendly, being well aware of adverse climatic changes that are as a result of rapid environmental degradation.  In addition, international policies... Read more
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thousands of female farmers in Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda could escape a life of poverty if better policies were adopted to bridge a yawning gap in agricultural productivity between women and men, according to a World Bank and United Nations report. The study by the... Read more
I visited a farm of a prominent figure and observed the good and bad side of practicing farming with little theory. For purposes of respecting his privacy, I will not mention his name. We have met a few times. And from my first encounter with him, I observed that... Read more
Ugandan coffee sold as single-origin beans by Starbucks Corp. will boost earnings for Africa’s biggest exporter of the crop, the country’s industry regulator said. Coffee growers may as much as double their prices because of the high quality demanded by the world’s biggest coffee-shop chain, Henry Ngabirano, managing director of... Read more
EMRC and the Agri Academy  are partnering this year for the annual pan-African forum Africa Finance & Investment Forum, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 24th to 26th November 2015. “Acquiring knowledge and best practices is essential for the Agri Academy, which is why we are... Read more
(Reuters) – A fall in Kenyan food prices pushed inflation lower in July, official data showed on Friday, defying market expectations which forecast a slight increase in the cost of living. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) said in a statement that inflation eased to 6.62 percent year-on-year... Read more
Since the introduction of the crop intensification programme, aimed at improving the agriculture productivity and farmers’ livelihood, fertilizer use in Rwanda has jumped from 4000 tons in 2007 to 32,000 tons currently. “In 2008 we were using less fertilizers, about four kilogrammes per hectare, but when government came in... Read more