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17:05
17:05

Panic Among Pastoralists As Persistent Drought Kills Cattle in Nyakatonzi 7 3 Top story

At least 60 cows have died since January due to lack of water and pasture. Kasese District has an estimated 80,000 head of cattle. Nyakatonzi alone has more than 40,000 cows.
16:34
16:34

Fishmongers, UPDF Marines Clash Over Fishing in Ntungwa, Nchwera Rivers 7 2 Top story

Isaac Tinyinekabi, the Rweshama parish council who also doubles as a fishmonger, says that their ancestors under their clan umbrella Banyabutumbi United Association started fishing in Ntungwa and Nchwera rivers in 1953 as a source of food for their families.
16:34
16:34

Sembabule District Surveyor Arrested over Attempted Wetland Giveaway 1

Mulema was arrested on the orders of the Ramathan Walugembe, the Sembabule Resident District Commissioner after it emerged he was facilitating the illegal land-titling for part of river Katanga catchment area in Rushulu sub county.
12:37
12:37

UGX 1.6billion Water Facility Lies Idle as 20,000 People Go Thirsty in Napak 1

John Lokol, the LC 1 chairperson of Lopei village told URN that in 2016 the government in partnership with UNICEF and GIZ constructed a water facility worth 1.6billion in the area to help them access safe clean water. He, however, says that the facility worked for one year and broke down.
16:01
16:01

Grain Council Tasks Gov’t to Streamline Maize Trade 1 5

Chris Kaijuka, the Chairperson of Grain Council of Uganda, says that 90 percent of Uganda’s maize going to Kenya is exported informally, something he describes as unfortunate.
15:26
15:26

Dysfunctional Hatcheries Hamper Fish Farming in Northern Uganda 5

Oyet, who has seven ponds, says because of the expense and scarcity of fingerlings, fish farmers like him have resorted to buying catfish caught by fishermen from swamps and other small water bodies to put in their ponds.
13:09
13:09

Solar Irrigation Scheme Has Failed-Kanungu Farmers 2 6 Top story

Wilson Musinguzi, another farmer from Kameme village, says that the irrigation plant has been dysfunctional for over a year. According to Musinguzi, he saw the scheme operating for only one month after completion.
10:57
10:57

MAAIF Receives Equipment Worth UGX 40 Billion to Fight Desert Locusts 1 2 Top story

Agricultural Ministry officials led by the Minister, Vincent Ssempijja and his junior minister in charge of agriculture, Henry Aggrey Bagiire received the equipment at Soroti Flying School grounds on Friday afternoon.
15:52
15:52

Gov't to Close Abattoirs in Cities meat 2 2

Bright Rwamirama the State Minister of Animal Husbandry says that the work of slaughtering meat will be restricted to modern abattoirs which are being established outside the cities.
11:08
11:08

Cattle Keepers in Kalungu Struggling for Pasture as FMD Outbreak Bites 1 2

Sulait Kabiito, one of the prominent cattle keepers in Bukulula Sub County narrates that the FMD outbreak coincided with a dry season when pastures are too scarce, indicating that he is currently struggling to look for grass on which he can feed his animals.
10:09
10:09

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

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.
08:10
08:10

Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change, New Environment Report Warns

The report shows that between homes, restaurants and shops, 17 per cent of all food is just dumped. Some food is also lost on farms and in supply chains, indicating that overall a third of food is never eaten. The study represents the most comprehensive food waste data collection, analysis and modelling ever done, and offers a methodology for countries to accurately measure loss.
17:26
17:26

Cotton Development Organization Concerned About Reduction in Production 4 1

Jolly Sabune the Director of Cotton Development Organization (CDO) expressed concern that cotton production is decreasing every season.
14:32
14:32

Farmers Willing to Cost-Share On Vaccines With Gov't, As Quarantine Hits Milk Supplies 1 5

Apophia Nayebare, a milk trader in Kampala, says if they increase the price of the milk beyond Shs1,400 per liter, they risk losing their customers, yet the margin is very small, less than Shs 100, before deducting other expenses.
13:58
13:58

Turkana Adopts Uganda’s Approach to Dam Construction 1

Moses Kizige, the Ugandan State Minister for Karamoja affairs told the Turkana leaders to inform their pastoralists that Uganda dose not want armed pastoralists.
12:32
12:32

African Swine Fever Outbreak Confirmed in Soroti pigs 1 2

Dr Patrick Eyudu, the Soroti District Production Officer, says that the number of dead pigs has gone beyond 50 with the latest outbreak being reported in Tubur sub-county.
16:14
16:14

Uganda, Kenya Opt for Cross-Border Cattle Market in Moroto 1

Robert Adupa the sub-county chairperson of Lotisan proposed that there was a need for the two countries to establish a cross border cattle market on the border of Moroto and Turkana. “...It will become a meeting point for all the pastoralists and there will be no fighting,” he said.
14:39
14:39

Environmentalists Call for Suspension Of Agricultural Schemes in Lake Victoria Catchment Areas 1 2

While releasing findings of their survey on the status of landing sites in Masaka district at Lambu fishing village in Bukakata Sub County on Tuesday, Wilson Kutamba, the Programs Manager at ASDI, noted non-compliance to the preservation of water catchment areas as one of the major threats to the entire Lake Victoria ecosystem.
13:38
13:38

Weather Uncertainties Worry Farmers in Acholi Ahead of Planting Season Makerere University 13 1

Unlike in the previous years, farmers in Acholi Sub Region would start opening their farmlands between the months of late January and March ready for the first planting seasons which starts by mid-March every year. But this year, the majority of farmers in the region have not started ploughing their farmlands and preparations for this year`s planting season citing projected aridity.
11:00
11:00

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

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.
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