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09:11
09:11

Buvuma Oil Palm Out Growers stay Food Secure, Prepare for Longterm Harvest Oil Palm Growing 2 3

Unlike in Kalangala district, where several farmers devoted all their land to oil palm growing, NOPP is ensuring that each out grower at Buvuma spares or secures an acre of land for growing food. Wilson Sserunjogi, the District Oil Palm Focal Person says such land will help farmers during the time when they cannot practice intercropping.
16:21
16:21

Fishermen Ask Gov't to Lift Ban on Catching Cynodon Dactylon Flying Fish 1 2

Jesca Namubiru, a resident and fish dealer at Katosi says life at the landing site is now becoming too hard for them due to the scarcity of Nile perch and tilapia that used to be their major source of income. She says that whenever the season for the Cynodon could come, it could boost their income as well.
07:34
07:34

Farmers Cautioned Against Using Toxic Maize for Animal, Poultry Feeds 1 1

Uganda's maize products received strong criticism this month after the Agriculture and Food Authority-AFA in Kenya banned imports from Uganda on account that they contained aflatoxins, which were dangerous for human health.
16:02
16:02

Oil Palm Growing Threatening Food Security in Buvuma VODP 3 4 Top story

George William Telebajo, another resident says the project took advantage of the poverty in Buvuma to trick them into selling their land cheaply. He notes that several residents have ended up in jail for stealing food while others are now sleeping in wooden cubical at landing sites.
14:44
14:44

Sugarcane Growers Facing Financial Ruin due to Buyer Delays 1 4

Proscovia Nabukalu one of the farmers says has lost about 60 tons of sugarcane after cutting them down upon receiving the harvesting permit but the company did not send trucks to pick them ending up drying in gardens. Currently each ton of sugarcane fetches about 9, 9000 shillings, down from 160,000 shillings three years ago.
17:34
17:34

Kirangira Land Wrangle: Residents Celebrate Death of Landlord Nama Sub County 2 Top story

Banoba who suffered heart failure on Monday has been their long time tormentor for about 30 years. He has been forcefully evicting them off the land in vain and taking them to court.
19:17
19:17

NARO Improves Micro Garden Systems for Farming in Small Spaces 2 1

The researchers have designed a vertical garden made out of wood, forming a rectangle with a number of staircases. Each staircase is designed with 12 holes to support planting of vegetables. In the middle of it is designed a decomposing chamber that generates organic fertilizers.
14:54
14:54

UCDA Draws More Youth into Coffee Value Chain Coffee farming 1

The authority started by training youth groups on understanding coffee legislation, coffee garden handling, crop management skills and harvest, post-harvest handling and storage, skills of a barista and managing coffee businesses in gardens and shops.
11:27
11:27

Kyampisi Sub County Residents Bitter Over Quarrying Activities Stone Quarry 5 3

The stone quarry in the area belongs to China Communications Company. The company sells the blasted stones to road factories and road construction companies.
16:25
16:25

Mukono District Demarcating Buffer Zones on Lake Victoria Shores 1 4

The on-going exercise that commenced on Thursday at Nsonga landing site in Nakisunga Sub County intends to maintain the 200 meters from the water bodies as a buffer zone, where no human activity is allowed.
17:21
17:21

Roadside Market Vendors Close Businesses Over Sweet Plantain Shortage Roadside markets 1 2

According to the vendors, they are unable to import sweet plantains from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC because of the border closure due to the corona pandemic.
13:40
13:40

Strange Moth Invade Mukono, Blamed on Wetland Destruction 3 2

The yellow stripped colored insects invaded the villages of Ngandu and Naggalama in recent weeks, creating panic among residents, some of who, thought that they had been invaded by desert locusts.
11:14
11:14

Nursery Bed Operators Stuck with Seedlings as NAADs Reduces Purchase 6 1

URN has visited Green Hatcheries at Dundu, one of the main suppliers of seedlings to NAADS in Mukono district and found over 200, 000 overgrown seedlings of mangoes, oranges and coffee. Sections of grafted seedlings have started to dry up while others have fruits.
19:06
19:06

Mukono Diocese Secures UGX 500M For Construction of Modern Pig Abattoir UMSC 1 2 Top story

According to the structural plan, the abattoir will comprise of storage facilities to avoid contamination and a collection center for waste products. About 80 pigs will be slaughtered at the facility each day once completed.
11:01
11:01

At 87, Gubya Insists on Preserving Buganda’s Culture, Local foods Mukono Municipality 6 Top story

The former Luganda teacher at Bishop primary school has built a house at her residence, about a kilometer away from Mukono town where she demonstrates Buganda’s ancestral family setting.
12:42
12:42

Mukono Residents Collect Running Water for Recreation and Fish Farming MOZARDI 3 1 Top story

According to Dr. Izaara, this model of fish farming could turn around, the nutritional levels in the country if government decided to tap into this project.
16:42
16:42

Floods Wash Away Nkoko Bridge river ssezibwa 1 3

The 15-kilometre bridge located on River Ssezibwa between Kasawo and Ntunda sub-counties on the Kyabazaala-Kabimbiri road links Kayunga to Mukono district has turned into a death trap for residents in the area.
11:12
11:12

NARO Introduces New Coffee Disease Resistant Varieties NaCORI 4 1

The three varieties are NARO- Kituuza Robusta-NKR8, NKR9 and NKR10 generated in 2017. They were subjected to three years of testing before their launch to be given out to farmers.
06:57
06:57

NFA Burns Poor Quality Tree Seeds Worth UGX24 Million 1 Top story

The NFA Communications and Public Relations Manager, Aisha Alibhai, said they usually burn low quality seeds to stop them from making it to the market through quack agents claiming to be NFA officials.
11:39
11:39

Residents Protest Clearing of Nakitokota Forest NFA 1 5

Residents claim that unidentified men backed armed police officers have made it a habit to descend on the forest and cut down trees. They claim that the loggers show up with letters from the National Forestry Authority-NFA authorizing them to cut trees in preparation for a fresh planting exercise.
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