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19:24
19:24

Study Suggests indigenous Practices To Curb Methane in Uganda's Livestock 3 3 Top story

The findings suggest that if those practices are maintained, they help to maintain low emissions.
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.
20:29
20:29

National Forest Cover Slightly Improves in 30 Years 1 4

The Executive Director who was talking to this reporter during an interview noted that the grim picture is turning to the bright side as they have recorded a percentage increase of 12.4 percent between 2016 and 2019. Okello says that the achievement means that they have been able to halt deforestation from exceeding afforestation.
14:18
14:18

Luzira Residents Using Floating Weeds for Manure, Mulch 5 3

The Director-General of the National Agricultural Research Organisation - NARO, Dr Ambrose Agona says that while they are trying to look at the possible advantages of the suds to agriculture, they are aware that if they are left to ferment, they can make good manure.
11:56
11:56

Wakiso Farmers in Joint Effort to Grow Sweet Potatoes Targeting Animal Feeds Wakiso District 4 1

Busiro North which includes Sub Counties of Kakiri, Masulita and Namuyuma is known to have vast pieces of land much of which lie idol although it’s occupants are hard hit with poverty. The area with fertile soils is part of the Luweero Triangle which was greatly affected by the 1980 bush war and for the last thirty years, the area has remained almost less productive with residents blaming all their misfortunes to the war.
21:15
21:15

Uganda on Food Security Threat Alert as Locusts Invade people 5 1

The Ministry of Agriculture has since passed out information warning the entire populace to stock enough food. However, the warning might have come in late as many people are likely to have already sold off a number of crops harvested in the recent farming season. Uganda last experienced a major locust invasion in 1961, with immense damage on crops which resulted in acute hunger.
07:41
07:41

Wakiso Farmers Irrigate Crops in Rain Season, Count Loses drought 3 2 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 1 4 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.
12:25
12:25

Researchers Looking at Black Soldier Flies for Animal Feeds Production 4 3 Top story

The lead Researcher, Edward Ssebbombo, says the innovation has potential to transform the agricultural sector in the country since it is easy to breed the said insects.
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.
12:08
12:08

Gov’t to Revive District Farm Institutes boost agriculture 4 1

Dr Patience Rwamigisha, the commissioner in charge of agricultural extension services, says since the creation of their directorate in 2015, they were entrusted to ensure the revival of the centres.
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.
10:10
10:10

Researchers Optimistic on Rearing Nile Perch in Ponds 3 1

Dr Edward Rukunya, the Fisheries Resource Director at the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, says several attempts which root back from early 2000s have been hitting a dead end after finding it difficult to formulate a suitable substitute feed for the Nile Perch.
12:17
12:17

NEMA Justifies Rice Growing, Sand Mining in Lwera Wetland lake victoria 3 1 Top story

NEMA Executive Director Dr Tom Okurut says that although the public may have an ignorance-based bias on the utilisation of wetlands to satisfy man’s needs, it doesn’t make the activities illegal as many presume.
07:44
07:44

Sigh of Relief as Gov’t Lifts Livestock Quarantine in Gomba gomba district 4 1 Top story

Leonard Kirumira, a herdsman and resident of Maddu Sub County, says the news of lifting the quarantine felt like a new breath of lif
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.
10:02
10:02

Hungarians, Chinese Set to Open Up Fish Projects in Katonga, Lwera cage fish farming 1 7

Dr. Rukunya says the two projects are part of governments efforts to improve the livelihood of fishing communities around Lake Victoria and other water bodies.
08:32
08:32

FAO, MAAIF Prepare Against Tilapia Lake Virus Threat nile tilapia 1 2 Top story

Rukunya says the Agriculture Ministry and FAO have embarked on strengthening research laboratories at the Fisheries Institute and Makerere University with the necessary equipment and train technical persons in bio-security matters.
16:21
16:21

Fresh Wrangle Threatens Proposed Kampala Oil Terminal 2

The land, measuring 299 acres in Kiringente Sub County, Mpigi district, was identified in 2007 as a strategic location for storage of petroleum products. The terminal is also expected to hold products of the proposed Kenya - Uganda - Rwanda Petroleum Pipeline.
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