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11:05
11:05

Soldiers Evict 200 from Maruzi Ranch 3 1 Top story

Bosco Waca, whose house was set ablaze claims that he lost Shillings 3 million and other valuables in the burnt house. “It upsets when you see your house set ablaze early in the morning when people are still sleeping. I have lost my money and where do they want me to go with all these siblings?” he asked.
14:52
14:52

Farmers in Acholi Raise Concern over Dilapidated Produce Stores Amuru Town Council 1 2

Several stores across the eight districts in the region are non-functional or their roofs were blown out by violent storms.
10:21
10:21

Katakwi's Multi-Million Abattoir Commissioned 3 1

Located at Pamba ward in Katakwi Town Council, the abattoir has two solar-powered boreholes, feeding troughs with fly-proof nets, incinerator, refuse pit, store, offices, four stance toilets, bathroom, meat rails and four holding grounds for cattle, goats and sheep.
14:32
14:32

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

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.
18:24
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.
15:49
15:49

Farmers Welcome Organic Agriculture Policy 3

NOGAMU says that they are targeting to establish atleast 100 smallholder organic farms across the country in the new year, a means of widening production of certified organic products for the international market. Uganda earns about $60 million from organic agricultural production, out of the global market of $100 billion annually.
19:57
19:57

Farmer Makes a Fortune Rearing Ankole Cattle in Lango 2

Babra Akao, also a farmer neighboring Ogwang’s farm says livestock farming is a good investment but a capital-intensive enterprise. She appealed to the government to extend restocking programs to areas where they have not reached in order to empower the common man.
09:52
09:52

Shea Nut Processing Plant, Huller Lie Idle in Kapelebyong rice huller 2 1

The equipment was donated to farm groups when Kapelebyong was still under Amuria district- under the commercialization of agriculture project managed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in 2016/2017 Financial Year.
08:08
08:08

NAADS Partners with Religious Leaders to Drive Agro-Industrialisation 2

The overall objective of the deal is to contribute to household economic empowerment through promotion of agro-industrialisation, community mobilisation, mindset change, value chain development and food security
17:08
17:08

1,800 Farmers in Kwania Enroll for Cluster Development Project 3

Under the scheme, a first-time farmer is supposed to pay 33 per cent of 450,000 and the government tops up the remaining balance. In the second season, both government and farmers pay 50 per cent of the money and at the third season, governments pay 33 per cent while the farmer takes the bigger share; 67 per cent of the payment.
07:51
07:51

Fisheries Protection Unit Impounds Illegal Fishing Boats, Nets in Apac District 1 1

Peter Tibwaboas, the Commandant of the Fisheries Protection Unit in charge of Apac district, says although the majority of the fishermen are complying with the standard operating procedures, there is another group that has totally failed to comply.
11:31
11:31

Five Districts in Northern Uganda Operating Without Substantive Vet Officers Agago Districts 1

Dr. Rogers Kalanda, the Northern Uganda Veterinary Inspector under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries revealed that the personnel in the affected districts have been acting for more than five years. District Veterinary Officers are typically responsible for organizing and operating animal health and protection services.
10:52
10:52

Lake Kyoga Fishermen Exempted From Taxes For Six Months Minister Helen Adoa 1 1

Adona says that the tax holiday for fishermen is to help them recover from the losses incurred during the fishing ban.
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 2 1 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 3 1

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.
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