• Seed shortage; a hidden crisis undermining Uganda’s prosperity

    Only 15 percent of Ugandans use improved seed due to poor perceptions, lack of information, and government weaknesses The ongoing rains in most parts of the country will likely go without being optimally used because farmers are unable to access sufficient quantities of quality seeds for the important staple foods like maize, beans, bananas, cassava […]

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  • Many across the world are spending the greater parts of their time with gadgets

    Constant exposure to social media increases stress – study finds

    Will Ugandans fall into a similar trap as the Americans? Over-exposure to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp has been found to be a major source of stress among people. A 10-year study by the American Psychological Association (APA) has found that since the emergence of smart phones, people who report heavy […]

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  • Private company set up to boost quality of seed in Africa

    Despite last yearś prolonged drought Mr. Joseph Ssekandi, a maize farmer from Mpigi, central Uganda, managed to get some harvest thanks to improved drought tolerant maize A private company has been established to produce foundation seed and avail it to seed companies across Africa with the view to enabling smallholder farmers to increase yields, improve food […]

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  • Bird flu strain weaker than earlier feared – says health ministry

    The ministry of health says it has brought the bird flu outbreak under control Laboratory tests conducted by experts at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) have revealed that a weaker version of the avian influenza (H5N8) killed domestic as well as wild birds along the shores of lake Victoria in recent weeks. The revelation […]

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  • Double happiness as new technique kills two maize pests at once

    The maize stem borer was particularly menacing during last year’s prolonged dry spell in most parts of Uganda. Now Kasese leaders have vowed to push government to release the resistant variety after four years of successful trials. An experiment meant to evaluate the effectiveness of a resistant maize variety against the devastating maize stem borer […]

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  • Bird Flu outbreak confirmed in Uganda

    Hundreds of migratory birds died at Lutembe beach in Entebbe and at Bukakata in Masaka which are hot spots for migratory birds from Europe The government has confirmed the break-out of the highly virulent H5N1 Avian Influenza commonly known as Bird Flu along the shores of lake Victoria in Wakiso and Masaka districts. It is […]

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  • 2016 set to be hottest year, says WMO

    Besides food shortages, millions of people across Uganda have faced difficulties of water shortages due to drought The heat that was generated by the El Ninho effect in much of Sub-Saharan Africa has largely disappeared according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), but heat due to global warming continues to rise, an indication that climate […]

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  • FACTS about energy use in Uganda

    Lighting Majority of households (52 percent) use Tadooba (local paraffin candle) as the main source of energy for lighting. Only about 20 percent use electricity. Electricity use has more than doubled and use of Tadooba has reduced by about 20 percent. At the time of census 2014 enumeration, the Tadooba was predominantly used in the […]

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    Henry Lutaaya Henry Lutaaya is The Editor of The Sunrise, a Weekly Publication with a bias towards covering stories of social, economic impact with the view to transforming Uganda’s economy. He is also acting as the Treasurer of USJA He can be reached on henrylutaaya[at]gmail.com hlutaaya[at]usja.ug +256752863156 / +256787288345 http://www.usja.ug

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    Henry Lutaaya Henry Lutaaya is The Editor of The Sunrise, a Weekly Publication with a bias towards covering stories of social, economic impact with the view to transforming Uganda’s economy. He is also acting as the Treasurer of USJA He can be reached on henrylutaaya[at]gmail.com hlutaaya[at]usja.ug +256752863156 / +256787288345 http://www.usja.ug

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