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09:57
09:57

UGX 40 Billion Aquapark Project Fails to Take Off 2

In 2018, residents of Onekgwok, Teboke, Rwakicaja and Abongokere in Tarogali parish, Ibuje Sub County offered 556 acres of Community land to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to pave way for the implementation of the project.
13:14
13:14

Uganda Secures New Milk Market in Zambia 1 4

Since December 2019 when Kenya authorities ceased at least 3000 bags of powdered milk and packets of Lato milk on claims that Uganda had smuggled the products into the country without paying taxes, the impasse has since seen the milk trade between the countries souring.
11:20
11:20

Gov't to Prioritize Districts Along Tanzania Border in FMD Vaccination Program 5 1

The farmers from Isingiro district on Wednesday told the Minister of Agriculture Frank Tumwebaze and his Deputy Bright Rwamirama that the disease is on the increase due to several farmers who graze their animals in Tanzania and traders who cross into the country for cheap animals.
11:52
11:52

Kazo, Kiruhura Leaders Decry Lack of Manpower to Enforce FMD Quarantine 1 4

Dan Mukago, the LCV Chairperson Kiruhura district says that their request to the police leadership to avail the district with police personnel attached to the Agricultural Police Unit has fallen on deaf ears.
10:51
10:51

Lack of Livestock Holding Grounds Escalating FMD Infection in Kiruhura, Kazo 2

Dr. Grace Asiimwe, the Kiruhura District Veterinary Officer, says that the holding ground they are using is small and lacks a fence thereby exposing other animals to infection. She explains that before presenting the impounded animals to court, they need to hold them in one place as they process the files.
17:14
17:14

FMD: Kazo Leaders, Farmers Want Government To Ease Livestock Quarantine 5 1

Ruth Kashaka, the Kazo District Resident District Commissioner who also chairs the FMD Task force, says that they have drafted more measures that farmers will have to follow and if adhered too it will lead to the easing of the quarantine regulations.
07:36
07:36

Mbarara Grape Farmers Lose Millions Due To Lockdown 5 2 Top story

Alex Asiimwe, the Chairperson Nyakayojo Grape Farmers Association, says the grapes are falling off while others are eaten by birds due to lack of market.
13:41
13:41

500 Sorghum Farmers in Kwania Sign MOU with Global Educational Network 3 4

George Ebong, the Chairperson Kwania district Framers’ Association described the move as a big boost to the farmer’s group.
12:39
12:39

Rift Valley Fever Hits Kiruhura District 3

Although it primarily affects animals, the virus can be transmitted to humans through the handling of animal tissue during slaughtering or butchering, animal births, conducting veterinary procedures, or the disposal of carcasses. Human infections have also resulted from the bites of infected mosquitoes.
16:52
16:52

Ibanda District Cattle Traders Cry Foul Over FMD Ban 2

Foot an Mouth disease presents uncomfortable tingling blisters on the hands but also fever, sore throat, and blisters on the feet and in the mouth, including the tongue.
16:58
16:58

Kiruhura and Kazo Lift Ban on Selling Milk 5

In a meeting held between the dairy farmers and district Foot and Mouth Task forces of both districts, it was agreed to lift the ban on the sale of milk for two weeks but under strict regulations.
11:07
11:07

Mbarara Steps Up Surveillance Over Foot and Mouth Disease 2

According to Bakashaba, the surveillance teams which include veterinary staff, farmers, and traders have been deployed at the border between Mbarara and Kihurra in Kyenshama, Rubaya, and Biharwe.
12:16
12:16

Kiruhura Bans Livestock Movement over Foot and Mouth Disease 1

In a letter addressed to Sub County Chairpersons, Town Clerks and extension workers, Charles Kiberu, the Kiruhura District Chief Administrative Officer says that farmers have continued to sell livestock and their products to traders who move animals at night.
11:55
11:55

UGX40 BN Apac Aquaculture Project Contractor Abandons Site as Locals Fight over Cash 3 2

Residents accused the district leadership of swindling money meant for their compensation and threatened not to pave way for the work, as long as their demands are not met.
12:56
12:56

Amuru District Starts Rehabiliting Community Access Roads 1

Over 200 km of roads were left in sorry states following the heavy torrential rain that was received last year.
13:44
13:44

Plane for Aerial Spray of Desert Locusts Lands in Moroto 1 1

The plane was delivered by the Desert Locust Control Organization (DLCO) of East Africa and received by the Minister of State for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Musa Ecweru at Moroto Airstrip this morning. Uganda paid USD 3 million (11 billion Shillings) to the Desert Locust Control Organization for the plane.
11:12
11:12

Locusts Invasion: Public Health Specialists Weigh in On Impact of Chemicals district 7 4

Arnold Waiswa Ayazika, the NEMA director, Environmental Monitoring and Compliance says beyond the suppressing of the locusts, NEMA is interested in monitoring the potential impact of chemicals on water sources, food crops and or any other non-target organisms.
07:58
07:58

Farmers in Acholi Stuck with Over 200 Metric Tons of Tobacco agricultural inputs 3 1 Top story

Benson Okello, a Tobacco farmer in Odek Sub-County in Omoro District reveals that over 100 farmers were forced to sell their produce cheaply. He says the remaining 18 farmers are still trapped with 5.5 tonnes of tobacco.
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