Farmer Stories from Uganda

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Uganda: Good soil makes watermelons a profitable crop in northern Uganda

Denis Ongeng March 10, 2019

Although it’s only nine o’clock in the morning, the clear blue sky signals that it’s going to be a hot, sunny day. […]

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Uganda: Community Green Radio inspires women to help themselves in Uganda’s oil region

Precious Naturinda March 10, 2019

It’s a hot Saturday afternoon and Betty Bagadira has just retired from her daily duties. She had been drying her silver fish […]

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Uganda: Women raise tree seedlings to generate income and fight deforestation

Tracy Akwii March 03, 2019

It’s ten o’clock in the morning and the sun is shining brightly. Along with several other women, Rose Aroke is watering tree […]

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Uganda: Farmers dig ponds to store irrigation water for dry periods

Geoffrey Ojok February 17, 2019

It’s a few minutes past midday. Anthony Ariong is constantly wiping beads of sweat from his forehead with the back of his […]

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Uganda: Radio helps farmers find better markets for orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

Pius Sawa October 01, 2018

It’s a happy day for Linet Nalugo Musana. She straightens up to take a short break from harvesting with other farmers, holding […]

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Uganda: Homemade feed keeps pigs healthy, saves farmers money

Geoffrey Ojok September 17, 2018

It’s about eleven o’clock, and the bright morning sunshine hits the makeshift pig enclosure hard. The pigs and piglets inside squeal and […]

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Uganda: Farmer overcomes drought by making hay and silage (The Observer)

admin September 17, 2018

Despite the blazing midday January sun that forces many to seek shade, Mugisha Besigye walks through pastures full of the imported grass […]

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Uganda: Radio helps farmers find better markets for orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

Pius Sawa April 02, 2018

It’s a happy day for Linet Nalugo Musana. She straightens up to take a short break from harvesting, holding a hoe and […]

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Uganda: Farmers grow bird’s eye chilies to boost income

Geoffrey Ojok February 26, 2018

With a smile flickering over his face, Benon Olyech walks proudly around his five-hectare field of bird’s eye chilies, inspecting the plants. […]

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Uganda: Rising temperatures increase pest and disease problems for coffee farmers (IPS)

admin February 19, 2018

Coffee has been part of Abudu Zikusoka’s life for as long as he can remember. As a child in the village of […]

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Uganda: Farming helps children in Kyangwali refugee camp complete school

Pius Sawa February 12, 2018

Inside the Kyangwali refugee camp in western Uganda, life is like any other village. You won’t see any tents erected by the […]

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Uganda: HIV-positive widow raises pigs to improve income and health

Geoffrey Ojok November 27, 2017

Aida Among tested positive for HIV in 2001. Shortly after, the farmer was widowed when her husband was killed by the Lord’s […]

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