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12:19
12:19

Agriculture Ministry Intensifies Research on Hass Avocado Mayuge 2 1

Hass Avocado is a variety said to be incredibly nutritious and containing potassium, heart-healthy acids as well as fibre. The variety with a dark green coloured rough surface matures after two years and a single mature tree can produce more than 500kg fruits under good agronomic management practices.
12:06
12:06

Elderly Man Washed Away in Swamp village

"Dirimunsawo normally returns home around 7:00 am but by 8:00 am he hadn't returned. So we decided to mount a search for him and managed to recover his hat and coat flowing across the swamp," he says.
15:13
15:13

Jinja Produce Dealers Stuck with Maize Products Due to Export Restrictions agriculture 1 2

The ban was later lifted, but with strict conditions on exporters as Kenyan authorities sought to curb shipping in of the cancer-causing aflatoxins. The country's agriculture ministry said that all maize importers would be required to be registered, and possess a certificate of conformity on aflatoxin levels for every consignment. The traders are also expected to issue details of their warehouses clearly explaining the mode of storage and drying.
15:32
15:32

Delayed Implementation of Sugar Act Bothers Manufacturers operation 3 1

The Sugar Act seeks to provide for the development, regulation and promotion of the sugar industry and equally address pricing of sugarcane through a specific formula. It also established a sugar board a corporate body with a mandate to regulate the Sugar industry and ensure access to resources.
17:45
17:45

Farmers Demand Compensation as Floating Debris Destroys Fish Cages government 1 1 Top story

Led by their Chairperson, Majid Magumba, the Fishermen say they don’t have money to service the loans they acquired to inject in the enterprise since their main source of income has been crashed.
10:37
10:37

Kakira Sugar Works Underfire from Farmers Over Supply Permits Busoga 1 5 Top story

Abdullah Luwangula, a farmer from Luuka district says the influence of politicians has jeopardised the industry as farmers stuck with mature cane are exploited and forced to sell their cane cheaply to middlemen.
11:56
11:56

Wakiso Farmers in Joint Effort to Grow Sweet Potatoes Targeting Animal Feeds Wakiso District 1 4

Busiro North which includes Sub Counties of Kakiri, Masulita and Namuyuma is known to have vast pieces of land much of which lie idol although it’s occupants are hard hit with poverty. The area with fertile soils is part of the Luweero Triangle which was greatly affected by the 1980 bush war and for the last thirty years, the area has remained almost less productive with residents blaming all their misfortunes to the war.
21:15
21:15

Uganda on Food Security Threat Alert as Locusts Invade people 1 5

The Ministry of Agriculture has since passed out information warning the entire populace to stock enough food. However, the warning might have come in late as many people are likely to have already sold off a number of crops harvested in the recent farming season. Uganda last experienced a major locust invasion in 1961, with immense damage on crops which resulted in acute hunger.
13:00
13:00

UPDF Veterans in Busoga Positive For Joining Amisom operation 3 1

Busoga region has registered 223 reservists that will join their colleagues at Singo military barracks to form Uganda’s battle groups thirty-one and thirty-two which will foster UPDF’s operations under African union mission in Somalia-AMISOM.
13:32
13:32

Lightning Kills Two Family Members in Bugweri village

Salim Nabongho, a resident of Bulumoko village in Buyanga Sub County says the four had gone to harvest rice in their garden found between Bulumoko and Nkombe villages in Bugweri district this morning during a downpour when they were struck.
12:04
12:04

Potato Wilt Hits Luuka Farmers village 5 1 Top story

Patrick Waiswa, the LC 1 chairperson Nakasedere village says the area is surrounded by sugarcane plantations but the few farmers involved in food crop growing are counting losses due to the wilt infestation.
11:59
11:59

Farmers Anticipate Higher Profits from Cane Juice Production district 5 1 Top story

Eva Namwase, a cane farmer Kaliro district, said that a part from under payment, factories take long to weigh their cane and at times reject it citing poor quality.
07:17
07:17

Sugar Cane Zoning No Longer Relevant-Museveni Busoga 2 Top story

Museveni noted that although sugar mills within Busoga region are suffering raw material scarcity due to the increased number of mills, there is an increase in the number of cane farmers who lack where to sell their harvest.
07:41
07:41

Wakiso Farmers Irrigate Crops in Rain Season, Count Loses drought 3 2 Top story

Eng. Nicholas Lubanga, one of the officials from the Water and Environment Ministry overseeing the project, says the mistakes that lead to loss of the crops could be expected since it was the first time for the farmers to interface with irrigation technology.
19:55
19:55

70% Ugandans Can’t Access Government Information -Twaweza Report district 4 4

With 62 civil servants interviewed from national level and across five districts, the study conducted between December 2018 to March 2019 indicate that majority of public servants (both elected and appointed) have limited knowledge of the law.
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