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11:58
11:58

Elephants Forcing Farmers to Abandon Gardens in Kitgum Orom Sub County 3 1

The onset of the March to May rainfall was expected to be a busy time for farmers, as they clear gardens and start planting. But farmers in Orom say that they have been frustrated by the failure of the wildlife authorities to control elephants that are marauding from Kidepo Valley National Game Park.
09:29
09:29

Panic as Stray Elephants Invade Kitgum District stray animals 1 1 Top story

Qirino Olum, the Orom Sub County Chairperson Lower Local Government told the Uganda Radio Network on Saturday in an interview that the elephants have been into the area for a week now
12:13
12:13

Landless Women in Kitgum Profit From Vegetable Farming On Dry River Bed 2 2

Atenyo says two months into growing okra, sukuma wiki [Collard Greens], and pumpkin, she is earning decently. She now makes between shillings 10,000 to 20,000 daily from sales of vegetables in the market adding that she has been able to provide for the family and join a SACCO group to save money.
10:09
10:09

UGX 2.4 Billion Water Resource Management Project Launched in Kitgum 3 1

The project will include the construction of a 20,000 cubic metric capacity multipurpose valley dam, a small scale irrigation scheme, establishment of reforestation projects, river bank restoration schemes and community access road rehabilitation.
11:00
11:00

Suspected African Swine Fever Outbreak Triggers Decline in Pork Sales 3 1

More than 600 pigs have reportedly died from the strange disease in the villages of Bajere, Bajere East, Oget, and Okwici in Labongo Akwang Sub-county since November last year.
07:38
07:38

Kitgum District Veterinary Laboratory Lies Idle 1

Kitgum District Veterinary Officer Dr. Alfred Kinyera says they have only been using the cold chain for vaccine storage while the rest of the equipment hasn’t been used due to lack of a specialist to operate them.
16:53
16:53

Kitgum Vaccinates 1,000 Cattle After Outbreak of Black Quarter Disease 1

Dr Alfred Kinyera, the Kitgum District Veterinary Officer said that the disease was first reported on January 13th after death of four cattle on separate days.
17:56
17:56

Pig Movement Banned in Kitgum over Swine Fever 2

The District Secretary for Production and Marketing Emmanuel Langabi Oryema says the ban was imposed to avoid further spread of the African Swine Fever disease.
16:09
16:09

Cotton Production Declines in East Acholi over Heavy Rains cotton farming 3 1

East Acholi is considered one of the cotton basket in Acholi sub-region. In 2020, cotton farmers in the districts of Lamwo, Kitgum, Pader and Agago, collectively produced 30,000 bales of lint according to statistics from the Uganda ginners and Cotton exporters association.
07:39
07:39

Suspected African Swine Fever Kills Hundreds of Pigs in Kitgum 3 1

Michael Obita Okela, a farmer and a resident of Oget village says he lost 46 pigs worth millions of shillings within just a week following the outbreak of the disease. He says his pigs started presenting with symptoms of straightened back hair, loss of appetite, vomiting, and reddish skin adding that pigs with such symptoms die within only a day.
13:36
13:36

Security Beefed in Kitgum, Agago over Cattle Thefts Karimojong Warriors 1 1

The deployment of Local Defence Unit-LDU personnel follows intelligence reports of an intended raid by Karimojong warriors as the festive season approaches, according to security sources.
11:57
11:57

Farmers Resort to Snares to Catch Produce Thieves 2 1 Top story

Rose Anena, a farmer in Lokung Sub County in Lamwo district is one of the farmers who fell victim to the theft of approximately 1,800 kilograms of simsim. According to Anena, thieves raid their gardens mainly in the night or when it is raining.
07:15
07:15

Kabuleta Assures Farmers in Acholi Region of Ready Markets For Agricultural Produces agriculture 3 1

Kabuleta says finding market has long been a challenge for farmers not only in Acholi sub-region but the entire country and notes that it’s the responsibility of government to solve it.
17:10
17:10

Kitgum Vegetable Farmers Counting Loses 3 1

Pamela Akello, a site Agronomist at the irrigation scheme acknowledges the challenges faced by the farmers, saying it had a devastating effect on the projected sale of crops after harvest in the last season.
18:13
18:13

Kitgum Fish Hatchery In Disrepair Six Years After Being Vandalised Fish farming 2

John Okeny, the Chairperson of Manjola Fish farmers says in 2014, the then project manager stole some vital components from the hatchery and other items worth over Shillings 20 million.
14:32
14:32

Government To Construct 20 Fish Ponds In Kitgum fish farming 1 4

The state Minister for Environment also the Kitgum Municipality legislator revealed to URN in an interview on Thursday that the project will be undertaken through her ministry.
07:30
07:30

Floods Hit Kitgum Municipality as R. Pager Bursts Banks central division 4 2

Several fish ponds, nursery beds for trees, a residential house, vegetable and maize gardens near the river banks in Pager and Central Divisions have since been submerged. Margaret Lakidi, a fish farmer in Ayul B village in Pager Division says five of her fish ponds have been submerged.
05:55
05:55

Army Recovers 39 Cattle Looted by Suspected Karamojong Warriors in Kitgum Orom Subcounty 2

The warriors reportedly raided Agoromin village in Lolwa Parish at about 5 pm on Monday evening and looted 60 animals belonging to Calvin Ocaya, a livestock farmer in the area. 26 of the looted animals were Freshian while 34 were local breeds, security personnel reported.
12:48
12:48

Lockdown Upshots Drive More People into Farming COVID-19 Pandemic 4 1

Joel Odota, a resident of Padibe West Sub County in Lamwo district says that although farming runs in their family, he had not taken time to fully engage in agriculture until the pandemic rendered him jobless.
15:58
15:58

Fruit Vendors in Kitgum Count Losses 1 2

Nabuzi says for more than six times, she had to throw away bananas worth 100,000 shillings that had started rotting on her stall as a result of low sales.
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