• Grandeur at Agricultural Biotechnology Journalism Awards 2017

    Science Technology and Innovation Minister Elioda Tumwesigye addresses guests It was all glamour and grandeur last night at the Agricultural Biotechnology Journalism Awards 2017 ceremony at Hotel Africana in Kampala.   On the cool night, journalists, scientists, science communicators and their friends gathered to recognise the best agricultural biotechnology reporters in the country. The event […]

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  • Enter the OFAB Agri-Biotech Journalism Award 2017 to win cash and other prizes

    The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) has for 10 years been enhancing knowledge sharing and awareness creation on agricultural biotechnology in seven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. To commemorate this feat in Uganda, the AATF, in partnership with the UNCST and the Uganda Science Journalists Association (USJA) is organizing the OFAB Agricultural Journalism Award 2017. […]

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  • “You feed refugees as Karimojong die!”

    From their largely remote enclaves in north eastern Uganda the Karimojong are coming out fighting. They can’t tolerate anymore a situation akin to a mother feeding visitors while her children starve. A Member of Parliament (MP) from Karamoja has accused the Uganda government of neglecting its own people, instead looking after refugees while the Karimojong […]

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  • Uganda targets to spread biofortified crops to 3 million households by 2021

    Geoffrey Mabirizi Nsereko is, by Ugandan standards, a large scale farmer. Rain had soaked the ground by the time we alighted at his farmhouse in Mityebiri village, Rakai district, just a few kilometres from the Uganda-Tanzania border post of Mutukula. The sun, shining gently that afternoon, made the trees in his compound appear smiling. Ripe […]

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  • NBI projects to benefit 30m people by 2025 – Minister

    Projects of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) should benefit at least 30 million people in the next eight years, Tanzania’s Minister of Water and Irrigation has stated. Gerson Lwenge, speaking during a media briefing in Dar-es-salaam yesterday, said: “We have worked together as Member States to negotiate and agree on more than 35 investment projects […]

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  • The impact of the long dry spell: Share your experience

    Uganda is in a crisis. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) announced recently that 1.5m people in Uganda need food relief. In some regions, such as Karamoja, up to 65%of the population has access to one meal or half a meal a day. Out of the country’s 116 districts, only 28 are […]

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  • “I will work for the Success of Western Uganda Science Journalists Network”

    “What USJA has done is unique. It is not usual for national journalism associations to think about journalists who are not based in Kampala. The scaling of USJA to include us gives us confidence and trust that this is an association we should be part of. I confidently say I will work for the success […]

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  • Museveni a true champion of climate change adaptation

    On October 31, President Yoweri Museveni was photographed in Luweero district carrying a jerrycan of water on a bicycle. He was promoting irrigation. To many people, the act of the President pushing water on a bicycle appeared hilarious, if not ridiculous. Comments on social media and in bars went about how Museveni was demonstrating backwardness. Many, […]

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  • Lira prepares to evict encroachers from wetlands

    People occupying wetlands and those cultivating in them in Lira district should start looking for other places to settle in before they are evicted forcefully. Richard Mugolo, Chief Administrative Officer for Lira, says that the district is about to implement a directive by President Yoweri Museveni to free wetlands of settlements throughout the country. In […]

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  • Politicians feel heat from rising temperatures

    New research shows that the hotter it gets, the quicker the pace of political change. Flickr Photo By Kieran Cooke New research shows that the hotter it gets, the quicker the pace of political change. Not only is climate change bad for the planet, but rising temperatures could mean politicians face a greater risk of […]

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