Movement on livestock and livestock products into and out of these districts or through to other districts is immediately banned. Restrictions on the movement of livestock have also been imposed on another 24 districts, including Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono, which are named among the areas at a high risk of an outbreak.
Uganda’s produce, especially maize and groundnuts, has been greatly affected by low standards, especially due to aflatoxins, a family of toxins produced by certain fungi that thrive on crops such as maize, peanuts, cottonseed, and tree nuts.
The lead investigator on the vaccine production team, Dr. Margaret Saimo-Kahwa, a Senior Lecturer at Makerere University College of Veterinary Medicine said that they have reached a stage where they would like to commercialize the vaccine product which they have been developing.
The report indicate that sugar companies claim to have laws and policies in place to deal with child labour practices but they remain on papers as children are seen on the sugar plantations without intervention of the companies .
Over the last 30 years Uganda has registered an increase in the number of Elephants from 2,000 to 6,000, Giraffes from 350 to 1,600, mountain Gorillas in the three countries from 350 to more than 1,000 and other animals, but these and others compete for land with humans.
NOGAMU says that they are targeting to establish atleast 100 smallholder organic farms across the country in the new year, a means of widening production of certified organic products for the international market.
Uganda earns about $60 million from organic agricultural production, out of the global market of $100 billion annually.
Kalembe, who is canvassing for votes on various media platforms in Kampala says agriculture contributes a lot to the of the country with at least 22 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) according to 2019 statistics and most of the population (60 % both formal and informal) deriving their livelihood from the sector.
In his response, Abubakar Mohammed Moki, the Commissioner of Policy development and Capacity Building at the Cabinet Secretariat from the Office the President, Moki advised them to opt for Famer to Farmer extensions explaining that farmers who are knowledgeable in a given area can move out to support other farmers so as to meet the challenges of the partner and finding solutions
And as if the death is not bad enough, the heat stress is also killing the pigs' libido and the disinterest in mating means they are no longer reproducing fast enough to replace the dying ones. Even worse, the frustration from the stress is inducing cannibalistic tendencies, and some of the surviving infants get eaten up by their frustrated parents.
The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde says companies will also have to prove their commitment to how much they are ready to spend per season, in form of a performance bond.
On Wednesday, the State Minister for Animal Industry Bright Rwamirama told journalists at the Uganda Media Center that government has allowed the livestock markets to reopen and issued the guidelines that will be strictly adhered to.
The Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga explained that the committee will examine the advantages that can be exploited by the Kingdom and the already existing cooperatives to ensure that the cooperative movement is strengthened within the Kingdom.
Charles Waita, a farmer in Kamuli, who lost more than 6 acres of cassava, maize and beans to drought, says the rainfall patterns are unpredictable and he cannot keep moving his garden from one area to another for fear of grabbing his customary land.