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Despite Law, Ugandan Livestock Graze Freely as Owners Go Unpunished

Region: Uganda

Topics: Agriculture

In Uganda, letting livestock graze freely carries steep penalties. But that hasn’t discouraged owners, whose cows and goats make meals of neighborhood vegetable gardens.

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Ugandan Grower Picks Coffee Beans

Region: Uganda

Topics: Agriculture

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Organic or GMO Maize? Ugandan Bill Would Force Many Farmers to Make Fateful Choice

Region: Uganda

Topics: AgricultureLegislation

A bill under review by Uganda’s Parliament would require farmers to leave 200 meters (656 feet) between organic and GMO maize crops, in order to prevent cross-pollination. The problem is that perhaps three-quarters of the nation’s farmers would have to choose one or the other, because they don’t have enough farmland to leave that much space fallow – and if they don’t leave the required distance between crops, the bill would make them criminals.

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As Market for Pesticides Booms, Uganda Seeks Better Regulation

Region: Uganda

Topics: AgricultureHealth

Watery eyes and runny noses abound in a Kampala shopping complex because of the agricultural chemicals sold there. But farmers’ growing demand means that sellers keep selling the mixtures.

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Illegal but Lucrative, Farming in Uganda’s Wetlands Yields Plenty, for Now

Region: Uganda

Topics: AgricultureEnvironment

Uganda’s fragile wetlands are government property, protected by environmental laws, but that hasn’t stopped farmers from living and growing crops on the land. The fertile land may seem irresistible, but this bounty can’t last, environmental officials warn.

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