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07:46
07:46

African Army Worms Ravage Gardens in Various Districts pests 5 3 Top story

Charles Kizito, a farmer at Kyampologoma village in Kamira town council, says that the African Armyworms destroyed his one acre of maize within a day causing him a financial loss of about Shillings 400,000.
16:19
16:19

Nakasongola Leaders Fear FMD Outbreak As Animals Crowd Water Sources 1 2

The pastoralists now access water at River Kafu and a few private valley dams forcing hundreds of heads of cattle to the crowd at the sources daily.
11:40
11:40

Gov't to Construct UGX 2.8B Animal Disease Control Centre in Nwoya 1 3

The multibillion facility will be constructed in Got Apwoyo Government Farm in Got Apwoyo Sub-county, under the Agricultural Value Chain Development Project funded by the African Development Bank-ADB.
14:44
14:44

Agriculture Ministry Gazettes Contested Arapai Cattle Market to Soroti District Soroti City 1

The ministry repossessed over 200 acres of Land in Arapai last year, amidst contention, after Soroti City Councilors locked horns with the district leadership for demolishing weekly market structures at Amukaru, an area belonging to Aloet Ward in Soroti City.
13:02
13:02

Agriculture Ministry Lifts Animal Quarantine Restrictions in Nwoya, Gulu 1 1

The Ministry imposed a quarantine in Nwoya and Gulu districts in July and September last year respectively following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease (FMD). It prohibited the movements of cattle, goats, pigs, sheep, and their products from, to and within the affected areas.
20:17
20:17

Agriculture Ministry Halts Eviction of Pastoralists in Nwoya Over FMD Outbreak balaalo herdsmen 1 4

Nwoya is among the four districts in Acholi and Lango Sub-regions that was supposed to start evicting pastoralists who were illegally occupying government land following an order issued by Gen. David Muhoozi, the state Minister for Internal Affairs last week.
13:39
13:39

Ministry of Agriculture Lifts Livestock Quarantine in Katakwi Katakwi District 2

The quarantine was imposed in August 2021 in the sub-counties of Getom, Kapujan, Katakwi, and Okulonyo following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease.
18:19
18:19

Police Foil Fresh Strike At Bukalasa Agricultural College Poor sanitation 2 4

On Monday night, students of Bukalasa Agricultural College went on strike and threw stones in the compound in protest against sitting examinations without studies, sexual harassment, and poor sanitation among other complaints.
18:50
18:50

Farmers Petition EAC Ministry Over Kenya’s Ban on Ugandan Poultry Products 1 4

Emmanuel Nsabimaana, a farmer ,wonders why the Kenyan Government is implementing such a harsh ban yet they equally rely on markets in Uganda to sell their products such as chicks, lime, trays, poultry equipment and drugs among others
11:57
11:57

Bad Fishing Practices Blamed for Accumulation of Weeds On Uganda's Lakes kariba weed control 1 3

The Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries Ministry is concerned about the expeditious growth and accumulation of aquatic weeds that are progressively eating up bigger portions of lakes and rivers resulting in water pollution and affecting fish breeding.
15:50
15:50

Drip Irrigation Fails Test in Luwero as Farmers Yearn for Solar Schemes 5 2

Drip irrigation, sometimes called trickle irrigation involves dripping water onto the soil from small diameter bottles and pipes which are applied close to plants so that only part of the soil in which the roots grow is wetted. This
09:15
09:15

Environmentalists, Investor Disagree on Killing Birds in Lwera 1 2

Last month, Chinese Investors trading as Zhong Industries Limited, formally applied to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries for permission to use aerial spray methods to kill Quelea pest-birds, which they say are a big disaster to their rice plantation project in Lwera.
14:32
14:32

Experts Raise Red Flag over Resistance to Anti-fungal Drugs 3

Dr. Joel Buzira a microbiologist at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) says they conducted a study at Mbarara hospital among pregnant women where they found women suffering from vaginal candidiasis were no longer responding to itraconazole and fluconazole.
09:30
09:30

Agriculture Ministry PS Warns CAOs Over Non Performance of Extension Workers Local Government

In his circular, Kyomukama said that during the visits by Minister and State Ministers of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries, the farmers and local leaders raised concerns about the non-performance of agricultural extension officers in the districts.
11:50
11:50

Sweet Potato Caterpillars Ravage Gardens in Teso Teso sub region 1 1

The caterpillars were first sighted in Ngora district in a pest and disease surveillance report conducted by the Production and Marketing Department last month. In Ngora district, more than 90 acres have been affected by the caterpillar invasion in the villages of Agule, Kopege, Agu, Orit, Kopelu, Ngora, Kees and Angod among others.
17:38
17:38

Committee Investigating Agricultural Fakes Doesn't Know Extent of the Problem fake agro inputs 3 1

Muwema who is also Director Legal Affairs at the ACN said Uganda has a batch of laws aimed at averting counterfeits but enforcing the laws has been difficult due to general lack of will by both government and dealers in agricultural inputs.
11:58
11:58

Fisheries Protection Unit Burns Illegal Fishing Gears in Kaberamaido 3

In an operation headed by the FPU commander, Col. Geoffrey Nuwagaba on Thursday, the army destroyed over 5,000 illegal fishing nets and several boats worth over 300 million shillings.
17:33
17:33

Gulu Receives 4,000 FMD Vaccine Doses Gulu District 1 1

Jackson Lakor, the Gulu District Production Officer says that the vaccines from the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries will target cattle in the most affected areas in Palaro and Awach Sub –Counties. He says the vaccination exercise shall commence on Wednesday.
15:26
15:26

Demand for FMD Vaccines Overwhelm Sembabule Veterinary Office 1 2

Dr Emmanuel Kalungi Kawooya, the Sembabule District Production Officer has urged farmers to remain calm. He says that the district was allocated limited doses of vaccines that cannot afford the preferred generalized vaccination exercise.
10:42
10:42

Farmers Call for Joint Enforcement at Uganda-Tanzania Border to Curb Spread of FMD 1 3

The farmers are arguing that the failure by both countries to put in place joint control measures has turned the border districts into breeding grounds for FMD, which has frustrated efforts to eliminate the disease in the country.
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