Henry Komakech, the EACU Secretary Manager told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the collapse of the 108 primary societies under the union has affected the productivity of farmers because it is hard to impart good farming practices to individual farmers.
Joseph Mugumya, the Fisheries Officer In-charge of Kooki County, says the campaign
comes at the time the district is struggling to restock Lake Kijanebarola with
different fish species mainly the Nile tilapia.
Jimmy Katende, the Executive Director of Cape of Good Hope says that they injected Shillings 15millions to set up each of the EcoSan toilets. The toilets are built above the ground using conventional bricks with two chambers separating urine and fecal matter.
The Ministry imposed a quarantine in Nwoya and Gulu districts in July and September last year respectively following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease (FMD). It prohibited the movements of cattle, goats, pigs, sheep, and their products from, to and within the affected areas.
According to Kakembo, they are now working below average yet they invest a lot in transporting the sugarcanes. He wants the government to set a price ceiling for sugarcane so that they can recover their money.
Grace Abalo, a wholesale dealer and farmer in Loyo Ajonga Village told URN that she harvested 170 sacks of sunflower seeds approximately 9,350 kilograms. She explains that she was able to sell to Lira City and some local dealers within Omoro district.
A kilogram of sunflower seeds is currently being sold at Shillings 1,400 as compared to Shillings 800 in the previous season.
The same dog reportedly attacked and injured five other people in the same village. Area leaders say that border areas especially Aroi, Aivuni, Adumi, and Pajulu, all in Ayivu West, Vurra, Logiri and Arivu in Arua district and Imvepi Refugee Settlement in Terego district have in recent weeks recorded a rise in cases of dog bites.
In most areas, the farmers have started clearing their plots of land through, ploughing with oxen, and rudimentary farm tools while others also sorting their seeds ready for planting in the coming months.
Although average global temperatures were temporarily cooled by the 2020-2022 La Niña events, 2021 was still one of the seven warmest years on record, according to six leading international datasets consolidated by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Nwoya is among the four districts in Acholi and Lango Sub-regions that was supposed to start evicting pastoralists who were illegally occupying government land following an order issued by Gen. David Muhoozi, the state Minister for Internal Affairs last week.
UNMA Executive Officer Dr David Elweru, says that the current rains are a result of the strengthening of Southern Pressure Systems whose orientation shifted the rainfall belt over the country consequently leading to the observed rainfall events.
Hass Avocado is a commercially popular and nutritious fruit and one of the 19 crops that the Ministry of Agriculture is promoting under the Agricultural value chain development strategy. The others are cashew nuts, banana, cassava, beans, fish, cocoa, cotton, coffee and others.
Many districts in the region have experienced mild rainfall, punctuated by cold weather and a cloudy sky since Sunday. This has partially brought to an end the long weeks of scorching heatwaves as the region experiences a dry spell.
Led by Rev. Caleb Omwony, the LCIII Chairperson of Abim Sub County, the families are claiming over 2,000 acres of land they allegedly lost when they were reportedly forced out of the area due to insecurity.
According to the government plan for the next financial year, Agro-industrialization alone is due to get 1.5 trillion shillings, which is almost 6 percent of the total resource allocations to programs worth 26 trillion shillings.
Two years ago, the government promised to construct concrete underground tanks, which would store water during the wet season and provide adequate supplies to the pastoralists during the dry spell. However, nothing has been done since then.
Dr. Willy Nguma the Principal Veterinary Officer for Greater Arua said due to the ravage caused by the disease, they have banned export and import of pigs to and from DRC, restricted further, movement of pigs within West Nile, put strict surveillance on major pork joints and introduced night patrols and animal checkpoints on major roads.
Gulu District was placed under animal quarantine by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries in September last year following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in the Sub-counties of Palaro, Awach, and Paicho.