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18:24
18:24

Gov't Quarantines Five Districts over Foot and Mouth Disease 2

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.
07:17
07:17

OWC, UNBS Push for Quality Grain Produce 4

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.
14:28
14:28

MPs Question State House Competence to Oversee Scientific Vaccines Development anti-tick vaccine 4 1

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.
18:33
18:33

Farmers Advised Not to Start Planting 1 2

Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries says the rains are not reliable for planting crops and are a spillover from the previous season.
17:42
17:42

Punish Sugar Companies for Child Labour -CSOs agri-business

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 .
07:19
07:19

East African Countries Better Prepared, But Desert Locust Threat ‘Not Over’ 1

The UN agency is seeking USD 38 million to continue work in the region. Without this support, 28 aircraft that patrol the skies to spot and spray swarms could be grounded as early as March.
18:24
18:24

Wildlife Population Increase to Intensify Future Conflict with Humans ugandas population 2

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.
15:49
15:49

Farmers Welcome Organic Agriculture Policy 3

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.
18:42
18:42

Nancy Kalembe Promises to Revive Agricultural Sector Nancy Linda Kalembe 4 1

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.
18:45
18:45

Young Farmers Want Government to Recruit More Extension Workers Agriculture 3

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
12:32
12:32

Heat Stress Makes Ugandan Pigs Impotent, to Kill 250,000 per Year 1 1

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.
09:53
09:53

Uganda's Coffee Quality Ranked Third Globally nucafe uganda 1 1

The Coffee Quality Institute of the United States of America has ranked Uganda third best of countries producing quality coffee in the world.
12:59
12:59

Government Seeks Supplementary Budget to Pay Tobacco Farmers 3

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.
09:24
09:24

Farmers Worried as China Tightens COVID-19 Measures on Fresh Imports 4

The declining quality is also very evident in the physical structure of animals especially in eastern Uganda, where, one respondent said "a cow can be mistaken for a big goat".
17:00
17:00

Gov't Reopens Livestock Markets 1 2

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.
12:46
12:46

Uganda Increases Production of Cattle, Poultry in Last Decade - UBOS 4 1

The farmers attribute the increase in production on the rising demand for meat, dairy and poultry products in and outside Uganda.
17:31
17:31

Buganda Kingdom to Set Up Committee to Study Revival of Cooperative Unions 3 1

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.
16:46
16:46

IGAD Members Finally Endorse Cross Border Pastoralism livestock 4 1

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) member states have finally endorsed the implementation roadmap for the IGAD transhumance protocol that will allow cross border pastoralism.
10:43
10:43

Delays in Finalizing National Irrigation Plan Causes Concern farm productivity 3

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.
17:41
17:41

Ugandans Eating Less Food Per Person Every Year food supply 2

There has been a decline in starchy roots food availability since 2013 at 130.5 Kg to 100.9 Kg in 2020, and even alcohol being drunk has reduced from 74.8kgs in 2013 to 60.3kgs in 2019.
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