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11:34
11:34

Isolated Locusts Sighted In Nakasongola District desert locusts 1 Top story

Alex Mutyaba, a farmer at Kapundo village, says he spotted the insects on one of the trees but they migrated the next day and only a few of them remained flying around the village. Mutyaba said they got worried that insects posed a danger to food crops.
09:14
09:14

Crop-Devouring Desert Locusts Sighted in Nwoya Gardens Purongo Sub-County 3 1

The deadly insects were randomly sighted in Got Lunyang and Aol ki Lyec villages in Lutuk Parish, Kochgoma Sub County; Obira village in Anaka Sub County, Purongo Sub-County and Nwoya District headquarters on Wednesday and Thursday.
17:28
17:28

UPDF Begins Fight Against Desert Locusts 2 3 Top story

Led by Maj. Gen. Sam Kavuma, the Deputy Commander of Land Forces the soldiers donned protective gears on their faces as they combed Komoret village where the desert locusts settled in the wee hours of Thursday morning.
17:56
17:56

Locusts Spread to Acholi Sub Region Lapono Subcounty 1 3

Linos Ngompek, the Agago Resident District Commissioner told URN in an interview that the locusts have been sighted in lawun village in Adilang Sub County and diwang parish in Lira Kato sub county.
00:26
00:26

Desert Locusts Invade Abim, Katakwi Districts spraying of locusts 1 1 Top story

In Abim, the locusts landed on Alerek rock in Alerek Sub County but were seen flying through Abim Sub County to Magamaga Sub County around 5:00pm. In Katakwi district, our reporter saw a swarm of locusts crossing Soroti- Moroto Highway, about five kilometers from Katakwi town at 7:03pm.
19:57
19:57

Desert Locust Sighted in Kitgum Municipality desert locusts 1 2

Denis Ocira, the Kitgum District Agricultural Officer confirmed to URN this afternoon that the discovery of the locust raises concerns of a looming danger to food security in the district.
06:47
06:47

Desert Locusts Spread to Four Districts in Karamoja karamoja sub region 1 2 Top story

Robert Adiaka, the Amudat Resident District Commissioner says the locusts were seen heading towards Nakapiripirit and Nabilatuk by 6:00pm.
12:07
12:07

Gov't Sets Aside UGX 11b to Fight Desert Locusts MAAIF 1

the Director Extension Services Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries MAAIF Beatrice Byarugaba in an interview. Byarugaba said another 11 billion shillings is needed to carry out large scale aerial spraying once the desert locusts are confirmed in Uganda.
17:43
17:43

Locust Invasion Sparks Uncertainties in Northern Uganda grasshoppers 3 1

The UN agency added that the locusts now wandering into Turkana County, pose threats of a likely spill over into Karamoja sub-region in North-Eastern Uganda, which also shares a common boundary with Acholi, Lango and Teso sub-regions. It’s for this reason that many residents in northern Uganda are living in uncertainty.
12:28
12:28

Uganda, South Sudan Face High Risk of Desert Locust Invasion – FAO pest control 1 Top story

The UN agency stressed that the regions unusual climate conditions have favoured rapid reproduction of the locust swarms and cautioned that if left unchecked, the numbers of crop-devouring insects could grow 500 fold by June 2020.
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