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07:39
07:39

Six Herdsmen Arrested for Violating Livestock Quarantine in Gulu Gulu District 1 2

Stephen Odong Latek, the Gulu Resident District Commissioner, says the herdsmen were transporting 132 cattle into the district without any valid identification.
10:28
10:28

Gulu District Seeks Additional 6,000 FMD Vaccines Palaro Sub County 1 1 Top story

According to Latek, the district has written another letter to MAAIF seeking more vaccines in order to cover the entire district, adding that the only communication they received is that their request is yet to be granted.
17:33
17:33

Gulu Receives 4,000 FMD Vaccine Doses Gulu District 1 1

Jackson Lakor, the Gulu District Production Officer says that the vaccines from the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries will target cattle in the most affected areas in Palaro and Awach Sub –Counties. He says the vaccination exercise shall commence on Wednesday.
11:48
11:48

Northern Uganda Gets UGX 5.1 Billion from UK Government for Animal, Poultry Farming Kitgum 1 1

Felix Omara, the Operation Manager of Countryside Harvester, says that each of the 17 Districts in West Nile, Acholi and Lango sub region has been allocated Shillings 300 million for implementing the project.
13:41
13:41

Farmers Petition Gulu RCC Over Money Swindled Under Agriculture Cluster Dev’t Project Gulu District 1 1

Geoffrey Komakech, a farmer in Gulu City told URN in an interview that they petitioned the RCC after all their efforts to recover their money from Gulu District Agriculture Department failed to yield results. He says that they also handed a copy of their petition to the Gulu District Chief Administrative Officer for intervention as well.
09:34
09:34

Gulu University Secures UGX 1.1Bn Grants For Fruits, Waste Research 2 1

The fruit and sewage projects worth Shillings 196 million and Shillings 946million respectively are being funded by the government through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Programme under the National Research and Innovation Programme (NRIP) for a three year period effective the financial year 2021/2022.
09:11
09:11

Agriculture Cluster Project Flops in Gulu Over Embezzlement of Farmer's Money Gulu District 3 1 Top story

Michael Oneka, a farmer under Tidi –ma-myero Farmers’ Group in Bungatira Sub –County in Gulu District, says 12 of his group members paid Shillings 148,500 each totalling to Shillings 1,782,000 to Simon Lamex Ocaka, a staff of United Bank of Africa.
11:43
11:43

Gov't Allocates UGX3 Billion to Gulu Archdiocese for Cassava Production Catholic Church 1 2

“The 68% poverty in the region is high and the government needs to prioritize support to farmers through industrialization and commercialization,” Bishop Odama explained.
14:03
14:03

Hailstorm Leaves Trail of Destruction in Gulu 4 1

David Acire, the Lukodi Village LC I chairperson told URN on Thursday morning that preliminary findings indicate that the rain destroyed hundreds of acres of crop gardens belonging to 516 households and several houses.
16:27
16:27

Livestock Farmers Lose Over 100 Animals, Birds to Thugs Gulu District 1 1

Walter Okello, the Omel Parish LC III Councilor identified the most affected as Kuru and Akamdyang villages. He explains that unidentified thugs have been terrorizing the village over the past week stealing foodstuff, animals and poultry.
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.
18:55
18:55

Extension Workers in Northern Uganda Form Coalition to Improve Farming Omoro District 1 1

The coalition named Northern Uganda Agricultural Extension Platform is aimed at closing the gaps of the extension services in the region.
15:43
15:43

Fall Armyworms Destroy Maize Gardens in Gulu Agrithon 6 1

Matthew Opiyo, a farmer in Bungatira Sub County is also crying out for help to prevent the pest which he says has destroyed almost three-acres of his three weeks` old maize crops in the last one week.
15:33
15:33

Gulu District Struggles to Contain Outbreak of Black Quarter Disease vaccination 1 1

Margret Lapaka, one of the affected farmers in Paicho Sub County says they are struggling to pay the extension workers in the District 5,000 shillings for each animal to get vaccinated.
07:42
07:42

Gulu Archdiocese, Bukona Factory Team Up to Industrialize Cassava Growing in Northern Uganda 3 1

His Grace John Baptist Odama, the Archbishop of Gulu, says that the partnership is a joint venture between the church, state and private partners to facilitate economic transformation and economic stability among farmers in war-torn Northern Uganda.
11:19
11:19

Former LRA Abductees Trained in Fish Farming Gulu Archdiocese 7 3

The beneficiaries include child mothers, widows, former abductees and youth aged between 15 and 35 years from the various districts of Acholi and parts of Lango Sub Regions both literate and illiterate.
12:47
12:47

Wilt Disease Devastates Vegetables in Abera Irrigation Scheme 2 3

Beatrice Lakop, who had planted over an acre of tomatoes at the scheme built by the Water and Environment Ministry to facilitate commercial farming among vulnerable households in Gulu district told URN that all her crops were destroyed by the disease.
11:52
11:52

Failure to Investigate Suspected African Swine Fever Frustrates Gulu Farmers 1

Nairobi Onyuta, a farmer who lost all his pigs to the strange disease says that three more pigs belonging to his neighbours died over the weekend after contracting the disease whose cause is still a mystery to them.
17:16
17:16

Suspected African Swine Fever Kills Over 30 Pigs in Gulu 1

Geoffrey Okot, a piggery farmer at Pagik Parish says that the disease was first detected in late February but has since escalated and killed over 30 pigs in his neighbourhood including his within four days.
12:34
12:34

Salim Saleh Rallies Private Sector to Turn Gulu into International Market Gulu District 1 2

Timothy Okee, the Private Sector Representative for Gulu says the businesses can grow from small scale to industrialization but noted that insufficient power in the region is a deterrent factor.
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