U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac on June 29 spoke to agricultural processors and smallholder farmers from the Busoga region to promote the benefits and importance of public-private partnerships in increasing agricultural productivity and profits.
U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac on March 30 launched the distribution of more than 1.5 million pupil books and teacher guides in twelve local languages and English to more than 5,000 schools in Uganda. The U.S, Mission, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), also presented the Government of Uganda 54 titles approved by the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) as part of the new national school curriculum. The titles include teacher guides and pupil reading texts for primary 1- 4, in English and in 12 local languages.
On February 2, 2016, the United States Government, in partnership with the Government of Uganda and Mbarara district local government, hosted more than 250 participants at the fourth Regional Forum on the State of the Ugandan Child. The forum put a special focus on the challenges faced by children in southwestern Uganda. Previous regional forums were held in Gulu, Mbale, and Arua.
On December 16, 2015, the United States Government in partnership with the Government of Uganda and Gulu district leadership hosted over 300 participants at the first Regional Forum on the State of the Ugandan Child with special focus on challenges faced by children in northern Uganda.
A new E-verification system that will help Ugandan farmers gain more profits by ensuring that the seeds and fertilizer they use are real was launched today at the Serena Hotel in Kampala. With the new E-Tag system, developed by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to support trade, farmers will scratch a silver panel located on the product to reveal a code and then send that code to the number provided on the scratch panel using their mobile phone to verify the authenticity of the product. Because the mobile call is free, agro dealers selling genuine products are happy to verify the products for their customers.
Last updated: November 08, 2016