A woman digs a bean plot in southwestern Uganda. Photo by: Neil Palmer / CIAT

The World Bank is lending Uganda USD120 million to enhance agricultural productivity and household incomes in the African nation. The project will help to develop agricultural technologies including sustainable land management, and beef up agricultural research. Other donors will also provide funding for the project with the International Fund for Agricultural Development contributing USD14 million, the European Union USD20 million and Danish International Development Agency USD7 million. Uganda will also receive USD7.2 million from the Global Environment Facility to deal with land degradation and climate risks, The New Vision reports.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.