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10:08
10:08

Low-Cost Biogas Project Increases Household Uptake 5

A typical system, with a 12 cubic meter gas tank costs up to 1.5 million Uganda shillings, which is far less than the 12 million that a dome of equal capacity would cost, according to Mwesigwa.
13:44
13:44

Activists Push for Continental Policy on Food Sovereignty 4

AFSA General Coordinator, Million Belay said their study of the policies in the 27 African countries under the Program reveals that there is no consistency in national food policies, while even within a country, policies conflict with each other.
11:35
11:35

LOP Wants Probe into Kampiringisa Rehabilitation Centre Land Encroachment violent storms 1 2

Mpuuga who is currently on an oversight visit early to Mpigi, Gomba, and Butambala districts learned from management that some chunks of the Centre land had been lost to various individuals connected to the Government including the Ministry of Agriculture, among others.
07:37
07:37

Panic Over Goats’ Disease Breakout In Wakiso 4 2

Peste des petits ruminants – PPR, a viral disease closely related to rinderpest virus affecting goats and sheep is characterized by fever, wounds on the goats, flu and diarrhea which led to death of animals.
12:06
12:06

Wakiso Recieves UGX 5B for Irrigation Equipment Wakiso district 5

Catherine Namuddu, the District Production and Natural Resources Secretary says that the money is meant to help farmers to procure irrigation equipment to water their gardens during the dry season.
13:45
13:45

Museveni Delivers Ten In-calf Heifers to Wakiso Women Leaders 4 1

Sherry Kalyegira, the chairperson of Wakiso district women council, who received the ten heifers on behalf of her council, says initially Museveni promised to give three animals to each women district council but has since increased the number to ten.
11:24
11:24

Farmers Lose Fish to Fungal Disease Fish farming 1

According to information from the Aquatic Research and Development Centre (ARDC) in Kajjansi, Wakiso district, in 2018/ 2019 the national fish hatchery at Kajjansi hatched only 200,000 tons of Catfish fingerlings out of the one million tons set annual target.
13:42
13:42

Uganda Starts Construction of Aquatic Laboratory in Wakiso 1

Dr John Walakira, a Senior Scientist at the National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO) says the aquatic health laboratory will ease the burden of testing for fish diseases and disease producing agents like bacteria, viruses and another small organism in Uganda.
07:41
07:41

Wakiso Farmers Irrigate Crops in Rain Season, Count Loses drought 2 3 Top story

Eng. Nicholas Lubanga, one of the officials from the Water and Environment Ministry overseeing the project, says the mistakes that lead to loss of the crops could be expected since it was the first time for the farmers to interface with irrigation technology.
15:29
15:29

Ministers Clash Over Cattle Quarantine Enforcement Amid Fresh FMD Outbreak animal health 4 1 Top story

In the wake of fresh Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in the cattle corridor, the two ministries mandated to champion the fight against transboundary diseases, FMD in particular, are embroiled in a fight on who takes lead and how the cattle quarantine should be enforced.
15:02
15:02

NARO Develops Anti-tick Vaccine 5 1

According to NARO’s Director-General Dr Ambrose Agona, the new vaccine has been developed by a team of Ugandan scientists led by Paul Kashaija, a PhD student, with assistance from Spaniard experts headed by Prof. Jose Dela Founte.
16:22
16:22

Environmentalists Back Museveni on Fish Farmers Utilizing Wetlands 5

The National Environment Management Authority-NEMA Executive Director Dr. Tom Okurut says the laws allow sustainable wetland utilization although the activity should be set at a level that can be maintained for the future.
13:16
13:16

Ministry of Agriculture Blocks Introduction of New Fish Species Lake Victoria 5 1

Dr Anthony Taabu Munyaho, the Director National Fisheries Resources Research Institute, says that the proposal was tabled for review by a Chinese investor. He, however, adds that they rejected it citing the numerous risks.
13:09
13:09

Staff Shortage Cripples Services at Wakiso Zonal Land Office service delivery 2 1

One of the staff at the office who preferred anonymity to be able to speak freely about the matter says that the production rates dropped after the operation by the State House Anti-corruption Monitoring Unit. The staff member says that a number of their colleagues were transferred, others willingly quit and the new appointees have also not turned up.
10:27
10:27

NaCRRI: Study on Disease Resistant Cassava So Far a Success gmo cassava 5 1

Dr Titus Alicai, Principal Research Officer, Plant Virologist and Programme Leader, Root Crops Research Programme at NaCRRI, says that when Uganda had the cassava mosaic epidemic in the early 2000 over 500 varieties were affected.
10:32
10:32

Land Wrangles Frustrate Crop Farming in Wakiso uganda land fund 9

Some of the wrangles have ended in court and others, before the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire-led commission. They include cases of multiple sale of pieces of land, Land grabbing and forceful evictions, all centered on the absence of land titles.
11:07
11:07

Survey: Kamuli Worst Hit By Cassava Brown Streak Disease 3 4

Uganda produces over five million tonnes of cassava annually. Cassava brown streak disease has caused a drop in yields of up to 100 percent. By 2003 at the beginning of the current epidemic, economic losses of cassava due to the disease totaled more than 100 million Dollars per year.
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16:04

Child Spends Second Term Holidays at School as Parents Bicker child labour 1

As two parents bicker over custody, a child in Wakiso has been forced to spend her second term holidays at school. The parents have also been unable to pay her second term tuition fees.
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