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GROWING SORGHUM

Introduction: Sorghum is the most important cereal crop grown in Uganda after maize and finger millet (FAO, 1995). Sorghum is an indigenous crop to Africa, a purplish red grain that grows at the top of a corn-like plant. It flourishes throughout the country, with a high concentration in the Eastern, Northern and Western parts of Uganda. Furthermore, this drought resistant plant does very in the drought prone areas of Karamojo with a hectare coverage of…

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Nile Perch Farming in Iganga

Introduction  Nile perch also referred to as capitaine mputa and sangara is a large fresh water fish found in the rivers and lakes of Africa. This giant fish which was introduced in 1953 now has become the dominant specie. According to Lake Victoria fisheries  organization, around 75% of the Nile perch harvested is exported contributing a USD 113 million in foreign earning “The Nile perch constitutes 90 per cent of the fish exports from the lake,” said Jonathan Munguti, the Head of the…

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Does Record Keeping Matter in informal agribusiness trade

Record keeping as told by Robert Tumuhimbise (Facilitator for Kabale Youth Mushroom Enterprise in Kicumbi) I am a facilitator of Kabale Youth Mushroom Group. After training on Record Keeping by Infotrade, I practically learned the importance of keeping records for my farming enterprise; that is, for reference and proper planning. Initially I used to find it difficult to plan properly for my enterprise. I could not even determine whether I was operating in profits or loss, reason being that…

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Record Keeping using the Infotrade Farm Book

Record Keeping, as told by Kapere Justus (Facilitator for Birambo Pineapple Growers Association A in Maziba) Ever since I started pineapple farming it has always been difficult for me to keep records of my farming activities due to lack of knowledge and skills in record keeping. However after training by Infotrade on record keeping, I acquired skills on how to keep my farm records using a farm record book, i.e, production records and sales records. The skills have been…

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Pan African Awards

We take this opportunity to appreciate Mr. Robert M KINTU for his achievements a business adviser and idea Motivator. Your commitment and love for development is remarkable. The support you have give to a number of young people as a mentor and coach is highly appreciated. Many that have been blessed to be trained by you are equally well placed. We congratulate you  for being recognized as a finalist in Business Professional Services Sector in Great Lakes region 2018/19,…

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Infotrade Market Insights

MAIZE PRODUCTION IN UGANDA Introduction: Maize (zea mays L.), originally a New World crop, was introduced in Uganda in 1861 (Sprague, 1987) and by 1900 was already an established crop (Ministry of Agriculture 1988). Maize production has improved in Uganda with the adoption of improved technologies by farmers. These technologies include improved seeds like hybrid and open pollinated varieties, timely planting, and proper spacing and timely weeding and harvesting. Note: On average, 1,500,000 MT (UBOS, 2007) is estimated as…

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FIT at the 25th Agricultural Show in Jinja

Annually Uganda National Farmers association organises an agricultural show in Jinja at its permanent grounds  next to the Source of the Nile, it is a event that brings a number of farmers, traders, services providers together to share knowledge, information and experience in agribusiness and agricultural as a sector. This year the event has been organised in partnership with the Agribusiness Alliance; it started on the 16th July  and will run upto 23rd July 2017. FIT Insights will be…

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