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The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Frank Tumwebaze, inaugurated the new Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) Board of Directors in accordance to the National Coffee Act, 2021 that was assented to by President Yoweri Museveni on August 312021. Speaking during the inauguration function, Tumwebaze urged the members to carry out their duties Continue Reading
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Staple crops in eight African countries including Uganda could decrease by as much as 80 percent by 2050 in some areas if temperatures continue to rise due to climate change, according to a report released today by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). This could have a catastrophic impact on poverty and food […]Continue Reading
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A device that detects crop diseases and pests was one of the three innovations presented at the just concluded 8th COMESA Annual Research Forum conducted days ago. The device leverages on artificial intelligence, data analytics and machine learning and has multiple small camera modules interfaced to a computer system. Presenting the innovation for consideration in the Continue Reading
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A study led by American based Rutgers University has predicted that COVID-19’s socio-economic effects will likely cause a severe production crisis within the coffee industry. Titled ‘Epidemics and the future of coffee production’, the study saw researchers from the University of Arizona, University of Hawaii at Hilo, CIRAD, Santa Clara University, Purdue University West Continue Reading
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The 14th meeting of the EAC Sectoral Council of Ministers on Agriculture and Food Security ends on Wednesday this week at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania and through hybrid means.  The five-day meeting kicked off with the Session of Senior Officials on Monday will be followed by the Coordination Committee Session which comprises Permanent/Principal Continue Reading