NARO researchers advice coffee farmers to keep bees to boost production

By Agencies  A researcher from the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) has advised farmers to engage in bee keeping, increasing production. Bees are important in the pollination process. Dr Patrice Kasangaki, the head of the apiculture research at NARO says that bee keeping in a coffee plantation not only does it sweeten coffee for consumption but helps to increase production. The Operation Wealth Creation is one of the government interventions that were put in place to increase coffee production. Coffee seedlings have been distributed as part of the OWC. According…

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Self driving in Uganda: Why you can do it, too!

Most visitors who come to Uganda travel around in a package safari tour, in small groups and with a local driver. This makes sense and offers a certain level of comfort but let us tell you: It’s definitely less of an experience! What most people don’t know: You can either rent your own car via specialized rental companies such as Roadtrip Uganda, or travel around using public transport.Most Ugandans can’t afford a car so public transport is very important. The local means of transport are „matatus“ (mini buses that run…

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Why you should invest in Vegetable and fruit farming

Currently the demand for fruits and vegetables from Uganda has been moderate and high for organic and value added products. However, most companies or producer associations exporting fresh fruits and vegetables from Uganda are small to medium with little or no investment capacity to scale up the production and take advantage of the market demand, and hence have been unable to explore the export of value added products currently on demand in Europe and other International markets. Most of the current exports have been in raw fruits and vegetables and…

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