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15:40
15:40

Budget: Gov't Allocates UGX 1.67 Trillion for Agro-Industrialization Agriculture 1

According to Amos Lugoloobi, agro-industrialization will be achieved through different strategic actions including developing Commodity Value Chains linking national, regional, district and sub-county level commodity off-takers to private nucleus farmers.
10:55
10:55

Free up ‘Bottlenecks’ Stifling Africa’s Agri-Food Sector - FAO Chief

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu says that such bottlenecks are holding back potential and need urgent interventions to increase coordination and upskilling human capacity in African nations. He added that funds must also be unlocked and public finance systems streamlined, “so that the scarce resources we have do not go unspent”.
19:13
19:13

Reduced Funding to Agricultural Sector Worries Minister and Opposition 2 1

Parliament on Friday passed a 44.77 trillion Shillings National Budget under which allocations to the Agricultural sector were drastically cut from 1.3 trillion in the current financial year to 799 billion in the new one.
09:50
09:50

Vets Demand Independent Animal & Fisheries Ministry 5

The President of the Uganda Veterinary Association Dr. Dan Kasibule says there is a need to recentralize their activities to the level of a ministry. The Animal Health Commissioner Dr Adenum says President Yoweri Museveni does not believe that it takes a lot of academic and professional effort to be a vet.
15:47
15:47

Sugarcane Farmers Petition Kadaga over Failure to Get Permits kakira sugar works 3 1

Sugarcane Farmers from Luuka district have petitioned the speaker of parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga over their failure to get permits to sell off their sugarcanes.
18:28
18:28

Certified Seed Companies to Tame Decline in Standards aflatoxins in maize 3 1

Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja says it is prudent for the government to have the standards issue handled at a go and comprehensively, instead of tackling is sector by sector or stage by stage of the value chain. He has also vowed to periodically publish the certified seed companies starting this month, and also the chemical inputs that are considered dangerous.
07:22
07:22

Pilot Early Warning System Cuts Lake Victoria Deaths 3

“The project has also reduced annual weather-related deaths on the lake by 30% - thus saving more than 300 lives per year, while economic benefits of the project are estimated at US$ 44 million per year,” says the study.
12:18
12:18

Maize Millers Want Standard Certification Deadline Extended, Fault UNBS For Arbitrary Move Maize Flour 3 2 Top story

The dealers who are involved in milling and trading maize flour, says the June 30th deadline issued by UNBS did not consider the various problems they are going through some of them caused by the government and others by nature.
19:20
19:20

Uganda Yet to Sign Protocol for Fish Maw Exportation to China 6 1

Fish maw made from swim blabbers of fish is found in large fish such as the Nile Perch, Sturgeon, Catfish and Croaker. They are a delicacy in China and Uganda’s fish maw is ranked fourth in the World. Fish maw is reported to be high in protein and taken by surgically operated patients to quicken recovery. It is also used in manufacturing surgical threads, melamine plates, cups and other utensils, car parts and others.
07:34
07:34

Certified Maize Dealers Named, Others Given June Deadline Aflatoxins

Recently, Kenya banned Uganda's maize claiming that the grain had unacceptably high levels of aflatoxins. But the ban was later lifted with stringent conditions attached. Maize is a staple food in Uganda and a leading agricultural export to East Africa, for both human consumption and animal feed.
20:11
20:11

Maize Farmers, Processors Blame Gov't for Lack of Standards Aflatoxins 4

The farmers are also accused of spraying the maize-crop with herbicides so that it dries up quickly and they harvest it for quick money. But he adds that even those that know, disregard the standards requirements because of the cost of meeting them, calling on the government to acquire and install equipment for communities.
16:40
16:40

Agriculture Body Seeks USD 1.1 billion to Save Starving Population

The true picture of what exactly transpired in 2020 is expected to be painted in the annual Global Report on Food Crises to be launched in April. but even before it comes up FAO predicts that the total number of people who experienced acute food insecurity at crisis or worse levels in 2020 is expected to exceed 2019's high of 135 million people.
19:18
19:18

Gov't Suggests UGX 200m Fine for Persons Catching Undersize Fish Illegal fishing 1

The punishments are outlined in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Bill, tabled before parliament by the Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa. The current law provides for a general penalty of a jail term not exceeding two years for anyone who contravenes its provisions.
07:50
07:50

Experts Tip Farmers Ahead of New Planting Season CURAD 1 2

Apollo Segawa, an agriculture expert who doubles as Executive Director of a Consortium for enhancing University Responsiveness to Agribusiness Development Limited (CURAD) - a public-private partnership initiative promoted by Makerere University, has observed that the farmers should be keen on the quality of seeds they will plant adding that poor quality or fake seeds will lead to low harvests hence produce that will not compete in market.
16:01
16:01

Grain Council Tasks Gov’t to Streamline Maize Trade 5 1

Chris Kaijuka, the Chairperson of Grain Council of Uganda, says that 90 percent of Uganda’s maize going to Kenya is exported informally, something he describes as unfortunate.
08:10
08:10

Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change, New Environment Report Warns

The report shows that between homes, restaurants and shops, 17 per cent of all food is just dumped. Some food is also lost on farms and in supply chains, indicating that overall a third of food is never eaten. The study represents the most comprehensive food waste data collection, analysis and modelling ever done, and offers a methodology for countries to accurately measure loss.
14:32
14:32

Farmers Willing to Cost-Share On Vaccines With Gov't, As Quarantine Hits Milk Supplies 1 5

Apophia Nayebare, a milk trader in Kampala, says if they increase the price of the milk beyond Shs1,400 per liter, they risk losing their customers, yet the margin is very small, less than Shs 100, before deducting other expenses.
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18:24

Gov't Quarantines Five Districts over Foot and Mouth Disease 2

Movement on livestock and livestock products into and out of these districts or through to other districts is immediately banned. Restrictions on the movement of livestock have also been imposed on another 24 districts, including Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono, which are named among the areas at a high risk of an outbreak.
07:17
07:17

OWC, UNBS Push for Quality Grain Produce 4

Uganda’s produce, especially maize and groundnuts, has been greatly affected by low standards, especially due to aflatoxins, a family of toxins produced by certain fungi that thrive on crops such as maize, peanuts, cottonseed, and tree nuts.
14:28
14:28

MPs Question State House Competence to Oversee Scientific Vaccines Development anti-tick vaccine 4 1

The lead investigator on the vaccine production team, Dr. Margaret Saimo-Kahwa, a Senior Lecturer at Makerere University College of Veterinary Medicine said that they have reached a stage where they would like to commercialize the vaccine product which they have been developing.
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