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16:01
16:01

Bovine Babesiosis Disease Kills Cattle in Omoro District 1 3

Denis Wokorach, the Secretary of Production, and Marketing for Lakwaya Sub County says that the disease was last week confirmed by the district veterinary department and has so far killed and infected dozens of cattle in Loyo AJonga Parish in the last two weeks.
08:42
08:42

Omoro Farmers Reap Big From Bumper Sunflower Harvest 2 1

Grace Abalo, a wholesale dealer and farmer in Loyo Ajonga Village told URN that she harvested 170 sacks of sunflower seeds approximately 9,350 kilograms. She explains that she was able to sell to Lira City and some local dealers within Omoro district. A kilogram of sunflower seeds is currently being sold at Shillings 1,400 as compared to Shillings 800 in the previous season.
15:00
15:00

Farmers in Acholi Start Early Preparation for First Planting Season 5 1

In most areas, the farmers have started clearing their plots of land through, ploughing with oxen, and rudimentary farm tools while others also sorting their seeds ready for planting in the coming months.
18:53
18:53

Soybean Dealers Throng Omoro District 3 1

The dealers come from far as Lira City and Central Uganda in search of lucrative crops which is a major raw material for producing edible oil among other food products.
07:57
07:57

Lack of Soil Equipment Frustrating Farmers in Acholi Sub Region Odek Sub County 4 2

The soil sensor plays a vital role in modern agricultural and horticultural management and provides a regular assessment of major nutrient levels in the soil to make fertilizer recommendations and to ensure optimum growing conditions.
08:38
08:38

Omoro Hailstorm Victims Appeal for Food Aid, Seeds 2 1

Joseph Bongomin, one of the farmers in Lujorongole Parish, told URN that the heavy rainfall and hailstorm destroyed his 15-acre crop garden comprising soya bean (4acres), sim sim (6) and cassava (5) leaving him stranded.
11:30
11:30

Elders in Omoro Turn to Rituals to Stop Devastating Hailstorm Lakwana Sub-County 4 1

While conducting the exercise, Oyaro made incantation locally known as ‘’Agat’’, picked remains of the large intestine ‘’wee’’ and smeared on Aluma`s bare chest while he pleads with the gods to forgive them and relieve them of further destruction.
17:20
17:20

Beans Rot in Omoro as Farmers Lose Market due to Schools Closure Lalogi Sub County 1 1

“I have moved from Acholi to Karamoja but still there is no hope for the market as our supply chain has been affected” Awino said.
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.
12:27
12:27

Farmers Decry Poor Soybean Prices 1

Solomon Oketta, another farmer in Ongako Sub County wants the district to intervene in what he calls exploitation of their energy and resources by produce dealers.
13:07
13:07

Hail Storms Destroy Over 1000 Acres of Crop Gardens in Omoro Bobi Sub County 2

Francis Odongakara, the Along West Local Chairperson told URN on Saturday that more than 800 acres of crops belonging to about 150 households were razed to the ground during the heavy rains accompanied by hail storms.
14:08
14:08

Omoro Residents Frustrated by Poor State of Moroto Road goods and services 3

Currently, road users whether on foot, bicycle or any other automobile spend significant amount of hours traveling because of pot holes resulting from lack of maintenance.
07:58
07:58

Farmers in Acholi Stuck with Over 200 Metric Tons of Tobacco agricultural inputs 3 1 Top story

Benson Okello, a Tobacco farmer in Odek Sub-County in Omoro District reveals that over 100 farmers were forced to sell their produce cheaply. He says the remaining 18 farmers are still trapped with 5.5 tonnes of tobacco.
06:49
06:49

Parliament Evaluating Seed Companies mp robert migadde 2 3

Robert Migadde, the Agriculture vice Committee Chairperson, says they are evaluating the seeds from Equator Seeds Limited, which has dozens of mother gardens in Midwestern Uganda and Northern Uganda.
12:12
12:12

Contaminated Sugar Triggers Panic in Omoro sugarcane 2

Initial tests of the product indicated that it contained sugar, sand, maggots, grains and other unhygienic elements.
07:56
07:56

Fall Army Worm Ravages Maize Gardens in Omoro District fall armyworm 2

An outbreak of fall army worms in Omoro district in Acholi sub region is ravaging hundreds of acres of crop fields in various sub counties. The pests that were first reported in April this year have so far destroyed an estimated 500 acres of Maize in the sub counties of Odek, Lalogi, Lakwana, Koro, Bobi and Ongako.
07:44
07:44

OPM Distributes Farm Tools In Acholi 1 1

They include 50 ox-ploughs for animal traction in 24 farmer groups involved in joint crop productions, 20 sewing machines for nodding syndrome victims and other vulnerable community groups.
07:38
07:38

OWC Resumes Supply of Seeds To Farmers in Northern Uganda 2 1

The Secretariat of Operation Wealth Creation OWC has lifted the suspension it instituted in supply of seeds to drought affected districts in Northern Uganda. On Thursday, three large consignments of fruit seedlings arrived in Omoro district for distribution to various farmers groups, a week after 26 metric tons of maize seeds was planted on over 140 acres of farmland.
07:43
07:43

NRM Wins Omoro Woman MP Seat 3 1

Denis Obong, the Omoro District Returning Officer says although the election was peaceful throughout the district, he decided to cancel results from Rom Catholic Chapel polling station because of polling irregularity.
Aug 19 results