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09:23
09:23

Illegal Border Crossing Escalating FMD in Isingiro District 5 1

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) a viral disease of cloven-hoofed livestock was confirmed recently in the cattle corridor of Ankole, affecting the districts of Isingiro, Ibanda, Kiruhura, Kazo, Sheema, Lyantonde and Mbarara. In the aftermath, the government announced a total ban on the movement of livestock to curtail its spread.
07:56
07:56

Prolonged Dry Spell Sparks Panic for Farmers in Kitgum, Lamwo Districts 4

George Canopowonya, a farmer in Matidi Sub County in Kitgum district says the dry spell that commenced in mid-May has affected both cash and food crops that have reportedly failed to sprout and are withering at their critical production stage.
17:18
17:18

Bidi Bidi Refugees Struggle to Access Farmlands as Food Aid Cut Bites 1 1

The refugees say that the cut in food aid ration to them by the World Food Program -WFP in April has negatively impacted their livelihoods and left most of them helplessly surviving on one meal a day. The WFP in April 2020 announced a 30% reduction in the relief food ration it distributes to refugees and asylum seekers, in Uganda. It also warned that further cuts could follow.
15:40
15:40

Budget: Gov't Allocates UGX 1.67 Trillion for Agro-Industrialization Agriculture 1

According to Amos Lugoloobi, agro-industrialization will be achieved through different strategic actions including developing Commodity Value Chains linking national, regional, district and sub-county level commodity off-takers to private nucleus farmers.
13:41
13:41

500 Sorghum Farmers in Kwania Sign MOU with Global Educational Network 3 4

George Ebong, the Chairperson Kwania district Framers’ Association described the move as a big boost to the farmer’s group.
11:54
11:54

Kwania Leaders Concerned over Encroachment of Wetlands 3 1

LAbout 539.3 hectares of the total 1,012 hectares of wetland in Kwania is already encroached on by residents. The leaders are also accusing LCI Chairpersons of frustrating efforts in the fight against encroachment on wetlands.
07:08
07:08

Sheema Banana Farmers Battling New Disease Outbreak 3 3 Top story

Zeferiyano Byaruhanga, one of the affected farmers in Nyakanyinya II in Kasaana Sub-county, says that an infected banana turns color and hardens. He says the bananas turn into black or brown while the leaves dry up.
17:25
17:25

Fresh Outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease Reported in Nakasongola animal products 1

The Nakasongola District Veterinary Officer Dr Sam Eswaggu says that the movement of animals and sale of their products in Kakooge town council have been restricted as they monitor the spread of the disease.
10:57
10:57

Lukaya Vendors Shun New Market 1 4

The new market is located along Makaka- Kampala highway just about 300 meters from the road toll market in Lukaya trading center where the vendors have been operating for several years.
16:40
16:40

Bundibugyo Cocoa Farmers Decry The Gradual Fall in Produce Prices 2 7 Top story

Alima Komuhangi says middle men only come and tell them that the prices have gone down without giving them any explanation. The farmer who also buys fresh cocoa from other farmers for resale asks the government to intervene and stabilize the prices.
15:39
15:39

Lwengo Authorities Reject OWC Piglets Citing Lack of Proper Documents 5 1 Top story

Apollo Jjuuko Kasiita, the Lwengo Resident District Commissioner, says the piglets were delivered at the time of the Foot-and-Mouth quarantine without the required documents.
12:39
12:39

Rift Valley Fever Hits Kiruhura District 3

Although it primarily affects animals, the virus can be transmitted to humans through the handling of animal tissue during slaughtering or butchering, animal births, conducting veterinary procedures, or the disposal of carcasses. Human infections have also resulted from the bites of infected mosquitoes.
18:23
18:23

Napak Farmers in Tears as Company Fails to Pay them UGX 100million

One of the farmers called John Lokol URN that the management of Koge Company Limited, based in Soroti, convinced farmers in the area to give them their produce to add value on it but since then the company has failed to pay them their money.
11:53
11:53

Omoro Residents Decry Poor State of Roads Omoro district 1

According to reports from Omoro district, only 294 kilometers’ roads have been rehabilitated and maintained out of the total of 821 kilometers.
10:32
10:32

Ibanda District Bans Movement of Livestock over Foot and Mouth Disease MAAIF 2

The Ibanda District Veterinary Officer Dr Hillary Arinaitwe says that Foot and Mouth disease has since spread out to other areas of Ibanda South, and Ibanda North.
10:57
10:57

Kasese Cocoa Farmers Struggle to Protect Vanilla from Thieves 4 1

Robinson Kule another farmer from Kisinga says he is contemplating abandoning the business because of the endless losses he is incurring because of thieves.
16:30
16:30

Newcastle Disease Leaves 9,000 Chicken Dead in Busia 1 4

Dr. Patrick Barasa, the Busia district veterinary officer says that the district has a population of over 400,000 chicken and they have identified three major diseases that are killing the birds. The diseases are vaccinable and they includes Newcastle which is the major one, Fall pox and fall typhoid.
11:14
11:14

Mbarara City Authorities Extend Livestock Quarantine to Two More Areas Over FMD 4 1

Amanyire says that they have stopped the movement of cattle, goats, sheep, pigs and their products with immediate effect.
12:23
12:23

Farmers Using Ash As Fall Armyworms Devastate Maize Crops in Gulu Paibona Sub County 1 7

With no options due to lack of agricultural extension workers and entomologists to offer advice to the farmers over the worms in their areas, farmers in their wisdom have locally started using ash with intentions to prevent the damage of the worms on the crops as well as contain further attacks.
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