• Can media help to enhance the adoption of GMOs in Africa?

    Mr. Henry Wagaba, from the Virus Resistant Cassava (Virca) project based in the National Crop Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) at Namulonge, Uganda talks to Ugandan journalists about the virus resistant cassava trial at Mubuku irrigation scheme in Kasese early this year. Biotechnology, particularly the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), has been a matter of […]

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  • Adapting to situations: Dondolo sells drinking water to a lake community

      Siragi Wakibi Dondolo, 56, resides at Nakalanga landing site, Bukatube Sub County, Mayuge district. Dondolo has found a lucrative business in selling water to people who are, ironically, living next to Africa’s largest freshwater lake, Victoria. Dondolo buys safe drinking water from a borehole at Nakalanga landing site at Shs. 300 and sells it […]

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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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  • Water scarcity, lack of political-will hamper irrigation

    Last week, President Yoweri Museveni concluded a week-long tour of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) projects in Luwero district. The president captured the attention of the nation with his personal involvement in demonstrating to local people how they can counter the effects of drought. Using a bicycle and helpers to ferry jerrycans of water from wells […]

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  • Proud members of Eastern Uganda Science Journalists Network

    USJA takes Science Journalism Movement to Eastern Uganda

    Climate change is one of the hottest topics world leaders are discussing today. It all started as a global warming issue with scientific reports disclosing a rise in average surface temperatures on earth which was manifested when the ice in the arctic and glaciers started melting worldwide. While climate scientists and climate policy makers understand […]

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