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Tourism business linkages lead to new products and partnerships

For Richard Tooro, tourism is a calling. A teacher by profession, Mr. Tooro says he got into tourism by chance because of his calling to explain and show new things and his love for travelling. In 1991, he started Kabarole Tours which offered him the opportunity to showcase the beauty of the Tooro rmore

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Value Chains: Supporting inclusive markets in agriculture and trade to improve lives of farmers in Uganda

GULU - Grace Lawilu wakes up at cockcrow every day and heads to the garden to plant seeds, dig out weeds or harvest. Vokogali, her home village, is 55 kilometres from Gulu town, in Northern Uganda, and is close to Nimule on the border with South Sudan. Scattered homesteads made up of mud and wattlemore

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Transforming lives and local communities through business linkages in tourism and agriculture

With no money to pay for university education following his A’ levels in 1993, Eliezer Magezi, turned to bee-keeping to earn a living. He had grown up helping out his father, who had practised apiculture on a small scale, and knew he could bank his future on honey. With this dream in mind, he startemore

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Small Grants Changing Lives: New efficient charcoaling technologies save trees in Kamuli district

Eighteen years ago, Paul Kironde had no job, and no money to feed his young family of three. Producing charcoal was the only available source of income for the twenty-one-year old whose one acre of land was only big enough to produce food for the family's subsistence, leaving very little to sell to more