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15:48
15:48

FAO, Netherlands Partner with Kabale to Improve Agric Supply Chains 3 2

The 12-month pilot project will also be implemented in Nakasongola and Kiryandongo districts.
08:47
08:47

Farmers in Kigezi Petition Parliament Over Implementation of Museveni’s Wetland Eviction 3 3

Denis Ndyomugyenyi Nzeirwe, a farmer from Katuna town council who is leading petitioners told our reporter that the eviction is set to leave dairy farmers who have been feeding their cows from wetlands to lose 5.4 billion Shillings from milk and 6.2 billion shillings from meat they sell per year.
16:28
16:28

Anthrax Outbreak: Kabale Authorities Warn against Importing Animals from Affected Districts 3 2

Dr. Gilbert Mateeka, the Kabale District Health Officer, voiced concern over potential imports of infected animals or products during the festive season. He urged caution, advising consumers to only purchase meat inspected by veterinary authorities before slaughter.
08:27
08:27

Nursery Bed Operators, Association Leaders Clash Over Transparency 7 3

Katabaazi is accused of misappropriating 39 billion Shillings received from the government through the National Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADS) meant to compensate affected tea farmers.
10:26
10:26

Nabbanja to Kigezi Locals: Stop Land Fragmentation 3 1

While handing over 4,000 freehold land titles in Kitumba sub-county in Kabale district on Saturday, Nabbanja described the vice of land fragmentation as risky and a disaster to large-scale agriculture.
08:30
08:30

Banana Bunchy Top Virus: Farmers Cautioned Against Getting Planting Materials from Western, North West Uganda 4 1 Top story

The disease is suspected to have spread to Uganda from the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda.
14:10
14:10

Agriculture Ex-Minister Punches Holes in Parish Development Model 1 3

Whereas the PDM’s primary focus is on increasing agricultural output and value addition, Ms Mwesigye said she rather expected Government to start dissuading people from relying on agriculture since it was no longer the most viable means of improving livelihoods, given the global climatic effects on land.
17:05
17:05

Kigezi Residents Shun Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato 7 2

The orange-fleshed sweet potato provides a much-needed boost to the immune system and helps prevent serious conditions like early-onset blindness. Nutritional experts say that eating orange sweet potatoes improves vitamin A in children, yet its deficiency increases the risk of severe morbidity from common childhood infections such as diarrhoea and measles.
11:49
11:49

Reduced Irish Potato Production in Kigezi Worries Agriculture Experts, Farmers Irish potatoes 6 1 Top story

Professor Jonny Mugisha, a researcher attached to Makerere University School of Agriculture Sciences and the executive director of Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), says that the research has proved that Irish potato production has declined from 7 metric tonnes per hectare to four metric tons in the last seven years.
14:42
14:42

Nursery Bed Operators Battle Gov't for UGX 10Billion 8 1

Denis Ndyomugyenyi Nzeirwe, a tea nursery bed farmer protests payment based on GPS results arguing that some of their nursery beds have genuine land titles and questions how GPS captured results differing from what verifiers who used naked eyes got.
10:31
10:31

Agriculture Minister Discourages Small Holder Farmers in Kigezi from Tea Growing 2 1

The Agriculture Minister, Frank Tumwebaze, says that tea growing is unprofitable for small holder farmers. He told URN that the ministry is aware how many households in Kigezi especially Kanungu district own between 0.2-0.8 meters of land.
07:05
07:05

Rage as Rwandan Nationals Grab Land, Plant Eucalyptus On Ugandan Soil 11

According to residents, an unspecified number of Rwandan nationals from Gisuru village in Nyagatare district, Nothern Province illegally crossed into the area early this year and grabbed two hectares of land on Kyaninanuunu hill in Rukore village, Kahondo parish, five kilometers inside Uganda’s territory.
07:47
07:47

Kanungu Irrigation Scheme Cracks before Handover kanungu district 3 2

The scheme which was completed in January 2019 was constructed under a presidential directive issued in 2017 following a public outcry on a prolonged dry spell which had resulted into food insecurity forcing families to survive on mangoes and spear grass.
14:26
14:26

Banana Bacterial Wilt Devastates Kabale District 4

Banana Bacteria Wilt disease, locally known as Kiwotoka, is mostly observed on plants after the maiden sucker stage. It is characterized by purse-like liquid, yellowing, wilting which starts with the leaves, and ripening of premature bananas. The destructive wilt has the capacity to wipe the plantation by over 90 percent.
12:47
12:47

Disagreement Threatens Cluster Development Project in Kabale 1 6

The launch of the project in the districts of Kabale, Rukiga and Rubanda has flopped following a disagreement between local leaders and officials from the Agriculture Ministry. The disagreement was stirred by a suggestion that the funds to support the project in Rukiga and Rubanda districts will be wired to the Kabale District Bank Account.
09:54
09:54

Kabale Residents Reject Maize Seeds from MP rejected 3 1

MP Atwakiire delegated her political agent only identified as Emmanuel to distribute maize seedlings at Ryakarimira trading Centre.
07:22
07:22

Tea Nursery Bed Operators Grill NAADS Officials Over Non Payment 5 1

Frank Byaruhanga, the Chairperson South Western Region Tea Nursery Bed Operators, said they have already resolved to walk to State house to express their anger over the nonpayment of their money.
10:27
10:27

Farmers in Kabale, Rukiga Forced to Pay Money for Vaccination 6

Veterinary authorities in the districts of Kabale and Rukiga are on the spot for charging farmers before vaccinating their animals against Ovine rinderpest disease. The farmers say veterinary officers charge two thousand shillings for each animal vaccinated. Lawrence Boonabana, another concerned farmer from Kangondo in Rwamucucu sub county, Rukiga district, says he paid forty thousand shillings to a veterinary officer before vaccinating his twenty goats.
07:51
07:51

Onion Farmers Cry Foul Over Fake Seeds 8

Each farmer was charged 12,000shillings before receiving onion seeds. However, farmers claim that they were shocked during harvesting time when onions failed to form bulbs for them to sell and get money as they were expecting.
07:40
07:40

Worry as Fall Army Worm Extends to Kabale fall army worms 4 1 Top story

Robertson Kansiime, the Kabale District Agriculture Officer, says he hasnt received information about the worms. He has promised to follow up the matter and see how the farmers can be helped.
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