Rakai Farmer Earns Shs1.5 Million a Season From Pumpkin Flour

[Monitor] “The first time I took a truck of pumpkins to an agricultural exhibition, I was denied entry into Lubiri grounds in Mengo due to limited space. This denied me a chance to exhibit and sell my produce in a bigger market. So, I went back home. I…

[Monitor] "The first time I took a truck of pumpkins to an agricultural exhibition, I was denied entry into Lubiri grounds in Mengo due to limited space. This denied me a chance to exhibit and sell my produce in a bigger market. So, I went back home. I incurred triple losses: Hiring a vehicle, missing the exhibition and selling pumpkins at a throwaway price."

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

TB Patients Share Wards With Other Patients

[Monitor] Kampala -Patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB) in Kaabong District Hospital are sharing wards with those admitted with other ailments, making it difficult to control the spread of the contagious bacteria.

[Monitor] Kampala -Patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB) in Kaabong District Hospital are sharing wards with those admitted with other ailments, making it difficult to control the spread of the contagious bacteria.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Pallisa Women Benefit From Dairy Cow Project

[Monitor] When two farmers’ groups convened in Namugongo village, Kamuge Sub-county in Pallisa District, it was at the house of Jesca Fida Outa, one of the members. In the cowshed, were the animals, which they were to receive from Send a Cow Uganda, a …

[Monitor] When two farmers' groups convened in Namugongo village, Kamuge Sub-county in Pallisa District, it was at the house of Jesca Fida Outa, one of the members. In the cowshed, were the animals, which they were to receive from Send a Cow Uganda, a development NGO.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Farmers to Get Information On Climate, Seeds, Agro-Inputs Via SMS

[Monitor] Farmers have a new window of information sourcing and feedback on critical weather/climate, quality seed and other agro-inputs via Short Messaging (SMS), thanks to a new public-private partnership deal.

[Monitor] Farmers have a new window of information sourcing and feedback on critical weather/climate, quality seed and other agro-inputs via Short Messaging (SMS), thanks to a new public-private partnership deal.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Triumphant Lady Cranes Dare to Dream for More

[Monitor] At exactly 8.15 am yesterday, the Uganda Lady Cranes touched down at Entebbe International Airport from Harare, Zimbabwe, where they finished fourth at the Rugby Afrique 7s tournament.

[Monitor] At exactly 8.15 am yesterday, the Uganda Lady Cranes touched down at Entebbe International Airport from Harare, Zimbabwe, where they finished fourth at the Rugby Afrique 7s tournament.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Teachers Flee Classes Over Multiple Loans

[Monitor] Butaleja -Failure to repay bank loans are affecting classes in eastern Uganda. Teachers in Butaleja District are abandoning classes in fear of being arrested after obtaining multiple loans from money lenders.

[Monitor] Butaleja -Failure to repay bank loans are affecting classes in eastern Uganda. Teachers in Butaleja District are abandoning classes in fear of being arrested after obtaining multiple loans from money lenders.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Number of Ugandans Living Below Poverty Line Declines – World Bank

[Monitor] The World Bank poverty assessment report for 2006-2013 shows that the proportion of the Ugandan population living beneath the national poverty line declined from 31.1 percent in 2006 to 19.7 percent in 2013.

[Monitor] The World Bank poverty assessment report for 2006-2013 shows that the proportion of the Ugandan population living beneath the national poverty line declined from 31.1 percent in 2006 to 19.7 percent in 2013.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Stolen Phone ‘Questions’ Thief, Leaves Him Naked

[Monitor] Lira -A man who confessed to have nicked “a lost smart phone” in Lira Town is running scared after he reached home and the device started talking and asking him why he had stolen it.

[Monitor] Lira -A man who confessed to have nicked "a lost smart phone" in Lira Town is running scared after he reached home and the device started talking and asking him why he had stolen it.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda