A lockdown guide to growing garlic in Uganda

A lockdown guide to growing garlic

Garlic is a vegetable bulb that can be grown annually in Uganda. The vegetable that belongs to the onion family is largely known for both its culinary and medical attributes such as reduction in blood pressure levels, improvement in cholesterol levels which in turn limits on risks of contracting heart diseases and finally prevents Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in the…

Aspirin may be the answer to eradicating pest attacks on your crops

Aspirin may be the answer to eradicating pest attacks on your crops

Aspirin contains an acid known as salicylic which is not only good for your health but also for your plants back in the garden. Usually, plants produce salicylic acid to aid their healing especially in situations where they’re threatened by diseases and they even go a step further to produce salicylic gas as a signal to other plants about the…

Minister Frank Tumwebaze says Agricultural sector challenges can be solved if we work together

Minister Frank Tumwebaze says Agricultural sector challenges can be solved if we work together

Newly-appointed Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Frank Tumwebaze says Agriculture sector-related challenges can only be solved if we work together. According to, all the challenges that the Agricultural sector has been battling with can only be taken care of once we decide to work together and come up with means to combat some of these problems. Currently, the…

Over 500 Kwania sorghum farmers to benefit from MoU signed with GENU

Over 500 Kwania sorghum farmers to benefit from MoU signed with GENU

500 plus Kwania sorghum farmers are set to benefit from a two-year Memorandum of Understanding they signed with Global Education Network. Some of the provisions of the MoU indicate that for the next two years, GENU is meant to supply farmers with at least 500 metric tons of quality seeds at lower prices and when it’s time for harvest, buy…

Mushroom growing, a venture that requires less time yet produces great yields

Mushroom growing, a venture that requires less time yet produces great yields

Mushroom growing in Uganda – Mushrooms or popularly known as “obutiko” are a delicious and common delicacy among many Ugandan homes, here is all you need to know about mushrooms, their growth, and how to harvest them. Usually, mushrooms are a product of fungi and since they lack any chlorophyll, they mostly feed on animal and plant matter. Also, mushrooms…

Livestock ban weighs heavy on Ibanda cattle traders

Livestock ban weighs heavy on Ibanda cattle traders

Livestock traders in Ibanda district have made an outcry over the total ban that was imposed on transportation and sale of cattle products. This ban was imposed on Thursday with effect from Friday until further notice by the District Veterinary Officer Dr, Hillary Arinaitwe due to the increasing rate of foot and mouth disease in the western district. However, livestock…

Growing ginger may be the best way to spend your time this lockdown

Growing ginger may be the best way to spend your time this lockdown

Scientifically known as Zingiber Officinale, the ginger rhizome is common in the Ugandan market and is known locally as Entangawuzi. On the market today, there are two common varieties which include the land race which is characterized by small rhizomes and also the hybrid which majorly has big rhizomes. Traditionally, ginger is known for its medicinal benefits as it could…

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