NEWS & UPDATES

CSOs Hold Post Budget Dialogue 2016

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By Lucky Brian Wamboka On Thursday 16 June 2016, CSOs under the leadership of CSBAG held a Post Budget Dialogue at UMA Conference Hall. Following the National Budget speech read on 8th June 2016 for FY 2016/17, CSBAG in partnership with FRA, SEATINI, Trocaire, ESAFF, PELUM, UKaid, FOWODE, USAID, WaterAid and ISER organized a Post Budget Dialogue to convene citizens ... Read More »

World Comes Together to Mark World Environment Day

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By Matilda Nakawungu 5th June 2016. Last Sunday, the world joined voices in a global cry for the protection of the environment.  Observed every year on 5 June since 1974, the World Environment Day event is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This year, celebrations were hosted by Angola, a country seeking to restore its elephant herds, conserve ... Read More »

CSO Take the GMO Bill to People’s Parliament

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May 24, 2016 Farmers, CSOs, Honourable Members of Parliament, Agriculturalists, Scientists, and a variety of other stakeholders met at the NTV People’s Parliament for a lively debate over whether Uganda should pass or redraft the National Biosafety and Biotechnology Bill, 2012. The bill, which was sent back to the Committee on Science and Technology in November 2013, is intended to ... Read More »

CSOs Commend President for Heeding Citizens’ Petition

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Wednesday 11 May, Kampala – Civil Society Organisations have held a press conference to commended President Yoweri Museveni for heeding a petition by the citizens of Uganda, to reject the proposed amendment in the Income Tax Bill. Speaking at the press conference, FRA Executive Director Ms. Agnes Kirabo called upon the Members of Parliament to not fight but rather consider ... Read More »

Farmers Forum for Agric Extension Holds Annual Meeting

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By Jude SSebuliba On 28th April, FRA participated in the 3rd annual meeting of Ugandan Farmers Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS). The meeting was majorly intended to review the National Agricultural Extension Strategy, include civil society contribution to the strategy, giving members a platform to exhibit all they are doing towards promoting agricultural extension and brainstorming on how to ... Read More »

CSOs Hold Press Conference on 5 Million Citizens’ “Tax Mps” Campaign

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By Matilda Nakawungu Friday 28 April 2016, Kampala – CSOs under the leadership of Action Aid Uganda held a Press Briefing on the ongoing 5 million citizens’ campaign. Launched on 20th April 2016, the campaign aims to petition the President of Uganda asking him to reject the new insertion by MPs “the employment income of person employed as a Member ... Read More »

FRA Women’s Day Statement

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On March 8th every year, women are celebrated across the world. On this day, the world comes together to exalt the vital role that women play in economic, social, cultural and political development for themselves, their families and communities at large. In this celebration, there is also a reflection on the plight women face on this path to development. Food ... Read More »

NSA Hold 1st Colloquium on Financing Agricultural Extension

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25 February 2016, Kampala – FRA in collaboration with PELUM Uganda and the NSA Working Group on Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) reforms on Thursday successfully held the 1st National colloquium on the AEAS reforms. The colloquium that attracted over 90 participants was a continuation of a multi stakeholder engagement process. This process aims at generating practical strategies for ... Read More »

Building Resilient Women in Agriculture

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Women play a vital role in the survival and progress of our livelihoods; they are after all, major players in household food and nutrition security. Globally, statistics show that women contribute 66% of the world’s work, produce 50% of the food available and yet earn only 10% of the agricultural income and own just 1% of property (UNDP, 2011). In ... Read More »