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21:28
21:28

Food Loss and Wastage; A New Challenge For Ugandans 1 2 Top story

The Executive Director of Food Rights Alliance, Agnes Kirabo says if a farmer in Uganda who produces 10 kilograms of maize is likely to lose 1.2 Kilograms of the yield on the farm. At the global level, FAO estimates that 14 per cent of the food produced is lost between the harvest and post harvest leading to 40 million dollars loss by smallholder farmers.
18:26
18:26

Chemicals Ruining Uganda's Soil, Environment 2

The national farmers' federation has close to 3.31 million registered farmers, but less than one million have trained and acquired certificates in fertilizers application and crop management Uganda.
17:52
17:52

Gov’t Starts Clearing Floating Islands on Lake Victoria 2 4

So far, four drone-based imagery surveys have been conducted in Murchison Bay and one in Jinja with the objective of keeping a close watch on the floating islands' movements and guide machine deployment to right targets. The survey shows that there are about 100 hectares of floating weeds in Murchison bay, Port Bell with more than ten hectares in Jinja District.
20:04
20:04

Experts Ask Gov't to Invest in Think Tanks to Drop Unnecessary Budget Hikes budget increment 5

Economist Fred Muhumuza said many of the programmes that are targeted to improve agriculture are implemented at the level of local government and yet many of the people involved in such programmes are clueless.
19:34
19:34

Farmer Groups in Lira Receive Tractors 3 2

The three groups are Nyeko- rac community Farmers’ Cooperative Society, Itek- okile Rice Growers and Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd and Bar Orphan Widows and Widowers- (BOWW) Cooperative Society.
16:37
16:37

Distribution of 800,000 Hand Hoes Divides MPs Parliament 3 1

Members of Parliament have disagreed over the distribution of hand hoes meant for their constituents saying it was selective.
15:11
15:11

Karamoja Ill-Prepared Amid Potential Invasion of Desert Locusts Mercy Corps 2 1 Top story

The warning comes just days after the Food and Agriculture Organisation-FAO announced that there could be a possible spillover of the crop-devouring insects into Uganda and parts of South Sudan after destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of crops in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.
14:20
14:20

Uganda Needs Ugx 5 Billion to Avert Looming Locust Invasion 1 1 Top story

There are fears that some of the swarms could move further Western into Turkana county, probably by Mid-January 2020, with likely potential and risk that they could spill over into Karamoja, in the North-Eastern region of Uganda. The area shares a border with Turkana County.
17:56
17:56

Nakasongola District Relaxes Quarantine Ahead Of Xmas christmas 4 1 Top story

The Nakasongola District Veterinary Office enforced the ban, which saw the closure of butcheries and livestock markets in the affected areas to contain the spread of the disease.
12:31
12:31

Residents Move to Block Further Giveaway of Botanical Garden Land Vincent Kayanja 1 4

Sam Apedel, Spokesperson National Water and Sewerage Cooperation, says government is planning to construct a sewer line that connects to Victoria Mall to transport sewerage to a treatment facility so as to effectively manage the sewerage problem at the mall.
13:33
13:33

Agriculture Minister Asks Farmers To Embrace Organic Farming 1 7

In fighting pests, the Uganda Organic Agriculture Policy stipulates that farmers should use plant combinations technically known as bio-rational to dispel pests and disease causing agents from their crops fields.
13:21
13:21

NAADS Mandate Remains Intact As Restructuring Flops 3 1

Agriculture Minister Vincent Ssempijja says the moratorium means NAADS will continue its normal operations unaffected.
18:58
18:58

Bukalasa Agricultural College Students Resume Studies After Strike poor sanitation 3

More than 1800 students led by their Guild President, Ernest Ayen, staged a strike on Tuesday last week, protesting the poor sanitary conditions at the college, lack of practical lessons and lack of value for the high tuition charged at the college.
13:49
13:49

Gulu’s Milk Industry On Slow Path to Recovery 8 1

The entire northern Uganda share of National Milk production stands at 11 percent. Kasimiro Ogwal, the NAADS Zonal Agriculture Development Officer says with more farmers getting support to produce Milk, production is likely to increase on account of high milk prices.
14:25
14:25

Sembabule Resorts to Community Initiative to Contain Foot and Mouth Disease 1 4

Dr. Emanuel Kalungi Kawoya, the Sembabule Production Officer, says that despite announcing the quarantine, the ministry didn’t provide them the required supplies to handle the emergency.
13:25
13:25

NAADS Scales Down Seed Supply to Farmers 1 2

Small holder farmers will be supplied with 800,000 hand hoes for growing food at peasantry level. Dr. Mugasi says the choice of the new direction has been informed by a drastic budget cut for 2019. He says the budget can only support 522 households and 97 farmer groups, with 28 value addition equipment for the agency to concentrate on setting up two agro industrial parks in Kabarole and Kasese districts.
07:02
07:02

EU Threatens Fresh Ban on Uganda’s Agro Exports to Europe 3 1

Agriculture Minister Vincent Ssempijja says several consignments of agriculture produce shipped to Europe have again been rejected and destroyed over poor quality and presence of high contents of poorly mixed agrochemicals used to treat or preserve them.
14:47
14:47

NAADS Procures 170 Tractors for Nationwide Mechanization Centres 2 1 Top story

Hadijah Nakakande, the Head of Communications and Public Relations at the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) says the 170 tractors are in Namalere Mechanization Resource Centre where they were assembled upon arrival in the Country.
17:29
17:29

Police Disperses Livestock Traders, Impounds Cattle Trucks in Moroto 1 2

Moroto has been under livestock quarantine since January this year, following an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease. But this week, a number of herdsmen brought cattle to the market, claiming that they had secured permission from area leaders to sell off the livestock despite the quarantine.
08:00
08:00

Wakiso Farmers Find Magic Manure in Rabbit Excretion 1 3

John Kyeyune, the Chairperson of Kabumba Hunger Free Cooperatives Society Limited, a multi-purpose cooperative society in Busukuma Municipality in Wakiso district, says rabbit excretion has transformed the way they undertake agriculture.
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