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14:50
14:50

Gov't Directs Fresh Registration of Fishermen on Lake Kwania, Kyoga 2

The move is aimed at regulating illegal fishing activities and conserving Uganda’s water bodies.
19:13
19:13

Aerial Locust Spray Unsustainable- Expert 1 2 Top story

Mehari Tesafayohannes, the Chief Information and Forecasting Officer-DLCO-EA told local government leaders drawn from Acholi, Karamoja, Lango and Teso that the aerial spray intervention is very costly. He explained that the current swarms of desert locusts represent a minor outlook of what is befalling the country.
13:46
13:46

New Study Cautions against Reliance on Pesticides to Fight Fall Armyworm 1

Scientists at Centre for Agricultural and Bioscience International are instead recommending the use of more environmentally sustainable biological controls through Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
15:29
15:29

Ministers Clash Over Cattle Quarantine Enforcement Amid Fresh FMD Outbreak animal health 4 1 Top story

In the wake of fresh Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in the cattle corridor, the two ministries mandated to champion the fight against transboundary diseases, FMD in particular, are embroiled in a fight on who takes lead and how the cattle quarantine should be enforced.
14:25
14:25

IGAD Countries Lose More Than US$9 billion in Cattle Rustling 1 3

According to Gamba, Sudan Loses US$5.6 billion, Kenya, US$500 million, Uganda US$110 Million, South Sudan US$2.7 billion while each person in Ethiopia loses up to US$13,000 in cattle rustling annually.
20:54
20:54

Livestock Quarantine Lifted in Moroto 1 1

The quarantine was imposed on January 15th, 2019 by the Commissioner of Animal Health in Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, MAAIF.
07:46
07:46

Lack of Transport Hindering Agriculture Extension Works in Island Districts 1 1 Top story

However, extension workers in island districts have not received any means of transport to help them traverse areas under their jurisdiction. These extension workers need motorized boats to sail on water. The Agriculture Ministry has instead offered motorcycles to the outlying island sub counties to deliver services from one island to another.
12:00
12:00

EU Injects UGX 37 Billion in Aquaculture Parks Construction Fish 2 1

It is hoped that through the project, Uganda will develop and effectively enforce a sound policy and regulatory framework, enhance production and productivity of fish and fish products, reduce post-harvest losses and create marketing opportunities for aquaculture fish and fish products.
15:53
15:53

Ugandans In Diaspora Want National Coffee Bill Withdrawn Extension workers 1

A section of Ugandans living in the diaspora want the National Coffee bill 2018 withdrawn said it will lead to exploitation of the farmers and also a decline in the industry.
16:05
16:05

Milk Contaminated With Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria-Research Makerere University 3 1 Top story

Prof. Samuel Majalija, a lecturer in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Makerere University who led the researcher in a study involving 200 milk dealers, says they found some of the milk contaminated with four kinds of antibiotic residues.
11:23
11:23

Gov’t to Cancel Private Titles Issued in Lwera Swamp 2

The president said that wetlands are part of public land held by the government in public interest and should never be owned by individuals for selfish gain. He made the remarks during a press conference held at the State Lodge in Masaka, last night.
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14:28

Livestock Gene Bank Will Improve Productivity-Agriculture Minister Gene Bank Entebbe 3 1

Ssempijja says that the Gene Bank will increase livestock production and productivity and farmers will upgrade subsistence agriculture to commercial livestock.
21:15
21:15

Mumbere, Kasese Leaders Snub Rwenzururu Queen Mother’s Funeral Rwenzururu Kingdom 5 1 Top story

Kasese District Chairperson, Geoffrey Sibendire Bigogo, said there was no way he could attend a burial where the king has been humiliated by defying his orders.
18:43
18:43

Animal Resources Unit Struggling to Contain Contagious Diseases 5 1

The Director of animal resources Juliet Ssentumbwe says that the lack of resources has crippled the ability of the ministry to counter disease outbreaks in animals. She says that the unit is in dire need of funding to undertake tests to ascertain whether Foot and Mouth Disease still poses a serious threat to farmers.
09:09
09:09

Fishermen Decry Congolese Influx on Lake Edward 5

John Bwambale Bumali, a local fisherman, says because Congolese nationals always fish in Ugandan waters, some of them are forced to fish in restricted areas.
09:53
09:53

Farmers Urged to Embrace Drought Resistant Crops 3 1

Drake Mubiru, the NARO Principal Research Officer, says such seed varieties have been put in place after a combination of measures that use technology to improve farming in the ever-changing climate across the world.
11:08
11:08

Gov't to Construct Nine Valley Dams in Karamoja 3 1

Francis Okori, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Karamoja Affairs in OPM says the construction of three dams will commence in May with funding from the Germany Government through the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, IGAD.
09:34
09:34

Uganda, UK Sign MOU to Tackle Post Harvest Losses value addition 2 1 Top story

Implementation of the 55 billion shillings programme will start in the next financial next year. According to the MoU, the two British companies will finance 85% of the project while the government will contribute 15%.
15:43
15:43

Police on The Spot for Escorting Uninspected Cattle 1 3 Top story

James Kabwiga, one of the herdsmen in Koza village in Kyebisagazi parish, says some cows are sneaked into Uganda from Tanzania through the porous borders especially at night before they are loaded on trucks without being inspected.
11:55
11:55

Fishermen Decry Exploitation 1 2

Joseph Kabugo, the LC5 councillor for Kasensero town council and vice chairperson of Kasensero Fishermen’s Association says that fishermen are not protected from the exploitation by owners of processing factories who enjoy total liberty of determining market prices right from the landing site.
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