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19:58
19:58

Namutumba Farmers Cut Mango Trees for Charcoal as Fruit Flies Ravage Gardens 3 1

Available information indicates that female fruit flies lay eggs under the skin of the mangoes, which hatch into larvae that feed in the decaying flesh of the crop. Infested fruits quickly rot and become inedible or drop on the ground, thus causing direct loss to the farmer.
18:39
18:39

Amudat Residents go Thirsty as UGX1.9B Water System Dries up

The system which was constructed, installed and connected to pipes at the cost of 1.9 billion shillings has dried up leaving the majority of people in Amudat with no option but to share dirty water with livestock.
15:50
15:50

Drip Irrigation Fails Test in Luwero as Farmers Yearn for Solar Schemes 5 2

Drip irrigation, sometimes called trickle irrigation involves dripping water onto the soil from small diameter bottles and pipes which are applied close to plants so that only part of the soil in which the roots grow is wetted. This
16:42
16:42

How Lockdown Pushed Political Scientist Into Poultry Farming 4 1

Until the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in the country in March last year, the 37-year-old political scientist worked as an operations manager with an international Non-governmental organization in Kampala.
09:15
09:15

Environmentalists, Investor Disagree on Killing Birds in Lwera 1 2

Last month, Chinese Investors trading as Zhong Industries Limited, formally applied to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries for permission to use aerial spray methods to kill Quelea pest-birds, which they say are a big disaster to their rice plantation project in Lwera.
10:54
10:54

Nwoya Leaders Ask UWA to Translocate Elephants from Murchison Falls National Park problem animals 5

Human-wildlife conflict in the district has lasted for over two decades as elephants invade community settlements, and destroy both staple and cash crops. The affected areas include Sub-Counties of Lungulu, Lii, Got-Apwoyo, Purongo, Anaka, Alero and Kochgoma.
09:30
09:30

Agriculture Ministry PS Warns CAOs Over Non Performance of Extension Workers Local Government

In his circular, Kyomukama said that during the visits by Minister and State Ministers of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries, the farmers and local leaders raised concerns about the non-performance of agricultural extension officers in the districts.
19:29
19:29

Swedish Embassy Donates UGX 31Bn for Reliable Energy 4

Ola Hallgren, the Head of Cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden said that the program is aimed at increasing critical needs to address Uganda’s energy needs and services in agriculture and the environment.
19:19
19:19

Vets to Man Animal Drug Shops to Curb Resistance MAAIF 5

Ssentumbwe says the ministry will liaise with police to ensure professionals are manning the drugshops and also prescribing animal drugs across the country, not just in Kampala where operations have been carried out so far this year.
12:40
12:40

Plan To Restock L. Kijjanebarola With Nile Tilapia Stalls For Nine Years 1 1 Top story

Mugumya further explains that MAAIF engaged a consultant three years ago to conduct a feasibility study on the lake. Mugumya says that the consultant visited the district and conducted the study but he has never returned since and the ministry of agriculture has never given them feedback about the proposed restocking of the lake.
12:14
12:14

Residents Demand Reopening of Maruzi Ranch Boundaries 2

Maruzi land measuring approximately 64 square kilometres has been home to more than 1,500 squatters since 1995. In 2019, the government leased 54 square miles of the Ranch land for 50 years to Hill Side Agricultural Investment limited for the establishment of Palm Oil production. However, some residents surrounding the project site are accusing the investor of encroaching into their land.
12:38
12:38

Farmers In Lango Region Counting Losses After Drop In Prices Of Tomatoes Lira Main Market 2 3

Morris Ogwal, a farmer from Ogwete sub county in Otuke district is disappointed that after spending a lot of money on pesticides to manage his tomatoes, the prices has dropped and there are very few buyers.
06:05
06:05

Uganda's Disaster Preparedness Too Inadequate - UN Agencies 4

Uganda is ranked 15th globally and first in Africa among countries most affected by natural disasters, according to a report by Statistica.com, in which Uganda is listed as a country prone to floods, landslides, droughts, locusts, windstorms, hailstorms and lightning. While the report notes that there were no earthquakes in Uganda, the country is hugely vulnerable.
17:50
17:50

Women Undress Before Minister Bahinduka Over Elephants Invasion in Nwoya trenches 3 5

The Minister was in the district to interact with the communities of Got-Apwoyo, Purongo, and Lii Sub-Counties whose livelihoods have been affected by the marauding elephants from the Murchison Falls National Park.
11:39
11:39

Kikuube Leaders Reject Poor Quality Cassava Cuttings OWC 2 3

Suzan Kabasindi, the Kikuube Town council female Councillor, says that the supplier delivered the cuttings at the end of the planting season. She explains that given the unstable weather conditions in the district, such inputs should be brought in the first planting season to avoid uncertainty for the farmers.
09:48
09:48

Kibinge Coffee Cooperative Members Sue Manager over Loss of UGX 830M

Members of the cooperative are pushing for the prosecution of David Lukwata, accusing him of financial loss through alleged collusion and other maladministration practices. Lukwata’s problems stem from an external audit conducted by Dickson Associate Auditors, which unearthed irregularities in the management of the cooperative’s finances.
08:45
08:45

Herdsmen in Lamwo Sue Leaders Over Planned Eviction 1

Through their lawyer Oyet and Company Advocates, the pastoralists have filed a civil suit at Gulu High Court seeking redress against a decision reached by the leaders on October 21. They argue that the decision to forcefully evict them from Palabek County was illegal and a violation of their rights.
21:20
21:20

Fruit Canker Disease Ravages Mango Trees in Gulu, Nwoya District 13 2

Mary Ayaa, the Manager of The Cultural Hub in Gulu City that trades in locally processed mango juice told URN that the strange disease has attacked five mango trees in their gardens, destroying almost all their fruits.
18:44
18:44

Uganda Registers Decline in Staple Food Production- UBOS Report 4

The head of the Department of Production and Environment Statistics, Patrick Okello disclosed this while releasing the 2019 annual agricultural survey findings at the UBOS.
15:36
15:36

Hippo Kills Two Teenagers In L. Kijjanebarola 1 4 Top story

Joshua Kananura, the Rakai District Police Commander, says that fishermen and the police managed to retrieve the bodies and took them for postmortem before handing them over to the deceased’s respective homes.
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