Land expert expresses concern over the increased landslides and floods in Kigezi region

The Sustainable Land Management Specialist in-charge of South Western Uganda high lands Agro-Ecological Zone Dr Vettes Kalema has expressed concern over the increased landslides and floods in Kigezi region. In an Interview with our reporter on phone today, Dr Kalema said that despite the sensitization of farmers about good farming methods, some of them have failed to implement them. Dr Kalema said that since Kigezi is hilly, all farmers should incorporate Sustainable Land Management practices like maintaining terraces, integrating agro  forestry, rehabilitating  degraded water shades and mulching, among other   …

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Farmers in Rubanda and Kabale decry increase of fake agro-inputs on the market

Farmers in Rubanda and Kabale district have decried the increase in fake agro-inputs on the market. The farmers say that they have fallen victims of unscrupulous traders who deal in counterfeit farm-inputs including seeds, fertilizers, vet-drugs and agro-chemicals. Charles Bitwire, a farmer in Ikumba Sub County Rubanda district says that last year, he decide to undertake Maize growing, but ended up with very poor yields, because of the poor seeds he bought from agro-input dealers. Robert Byamukama, a potato farmer from Kamuganguzi Sub County in Kabale district, he has sprayed…

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Kabale Grade one magistrate remands 7 people to Ndorwa prison

The Kabale Grade one magistrate, His worship Raphael Vueni, has today remanded seven people to Ndorwa government prison on charges of malicious damage. The suspects are, John Muhumuza, Robert Habasa, Ben Bangirana, Joseph Kanyesigye, Callist Tumuramye, Aprinarious Tirwakunda and one only identified as Brian. Prosecution told court today that on 31st March 2018, while at Kahunyira cell in Nyarurambi parish of Rwamucucu Sub County, Rukiga district, the seven suspects allegedly cut down two and a half acres of banana plantation belonging to one of the area, Frank Kyerere Besigye. When…

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