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15:05
15:05

Uganda Gets UGX 11b From Russia to Fight Desert Locusts 4 1

The donation comes amidst fears that recent heavy rains have created ideal conditions for the pest's reproduction in several countries across the East African Region and the Horn of Africa. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation-FAO, Young locusts will become voracious adults in June just as farmers begin to harvest, compounding an already bleak food security situation. He explained further that the donation to Uganda will be spent on purchasing pesticides, fuel, sprayers and training of personnel to eliminate the pests.
11:07
11:07

Dr Anthony Ntaate Appointed Interim Head of NAGRC 1

Dr Johnson Nkuuhe, the chairperson of the NAGRC of Directors told Uganda Radio Network-URN that Ntaate was entrusted with the position by virtue of being the most senior officer who has also acted as Executive Director of the same entity on several occasions in the past. Dr. Ntaate on his part says that he is still weighing the option of accepting or rejecting the assignment.
11:22
11:22

Researchers Demand for Collective Action to Fight Paratuberculosis Makerere University 4 1

The disease is caused by bacterium Mycobacterium avium subspecies. It affects livestock such as cattle sheep and goats.
20:46
20:46

Nkuuhe Undertakes to End Fights at Animal Genetic Resources Centre 1 2

Nkuuhe made the observation after it emerged that the institution is tainted by infighting between the administration led by the Executive Director Charles Lagu and senior staff who have spent more than 10-years of service, in the organization.
07:16
07:16

Statehouse Anti-Corruption Unit Storms NAGRIC Over UGX 17 Billion Fraud abuse of office 4 1

Led by its Commandant, Col. Edith Nakalema, Officers from the State House Anti Corruption Unit held a meeting involving the State Minister in Charge of Animal Husbandry, Bright Rwamirama, NAGRIC staff and former staff to discuss the fraud allegations.
19:26
19:26

China, Uganda Open Frontiers for Fish Maw Trade 3 1

A kilogram of small-sized fish maw costs 160,000 Shillings on the local market while a kilogram of medium-sized maws costs between 350,000 and 800,000 Shillings. A large maw that can make more than a Kilogram costs up to 1,100,000. The maw costs between USD 450 (1.6 million Shillings) to 1,000 (3.6 million Shillings) on the international market.
13:03
13:03

Agriculture Ministry to Adopt 4P Production Model for Major Cash Crops 1 1

The 4P model was applied in Kalangala to bring together 1,300 oil palm outgrowing farmers, the Government of Uganda through the Vegetable Oil Development Project, the funders from the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the Private partners who include oil Palm Uganda Limited.
17:33
17:33

New Program Takes Over Palm Oil Growing Across the Country 1 1 Top story

The Project takes over from the Vegetable Oil Development Project, which has been managing palm oil growing on Kalangala’s Main Island Bugala and the outlying islands of Bunyama and Bubembe.
07:48
07:48

Ssempijja Differs from Parliament on UPDF Fisheries Operations Lake Victoria 2 1 Top story

Willy Lugoloobi, the Kalangala District LC V Chairperson concurs with Ssempijja, saying there is need to regulate the operations of the unit instead of halting its operations.
12:31
12:31

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

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.
14:25
14:25

IGAD Countries Lose More Than US$9 billion in Cattle Rustling 1 3

According to Gamba, Sudan Loses US$5.6 billion, Kenya, US$500 million, Uganda US$110 Million, South Sudan US$2.7 billion while each person in Ethiopia loses up to US$13,000 in cattle rustling annually.
07:46
07:46

Lack of Transport Hindering Agriculture Extension Works in Island Districts 1 1 Top story

However, extension workers in island districts have not received any means of transport to help them traverse areas under their jurisdiction. These extension workers need motorized boats to sail on water. The Agriculture Ministry has instead offered motorcycles to the outlying island sub counties to deliver services from one island to another.
12:00
12:00

EU Injects UGX 37 Billion in Aquaculture Parks Construction Fish 1 2

It is hoped that through the project, Uganda will develop and effectively enforce a sound policy and regulatory framework, enhance production and productivity of fish and fish products, reduce post-harvest losses and create marketing opportunities for aquaculture fish and fish products.
15:27
15:27

New Report Pins Vegetable Oil Project, Oil Palm for Land Fraud in Island Districts 1

The report that was compiled between June 2018 and May 2019 exposes fraud in the purchase of land for the expansion of palm oil project in the two districts. The study analyzed land ownership and transactions related to the National Oil Palm Project in Kalangala and Buvuma districts.
14:28
14:28

Livestock Gene Bank Will Improve Productivity-Agriculture Minister Gene Bank Entebbe 3 1

Ssempijja says that the Gene Bank will increase livestock production and productivity and farmers will upgrade subsistence agriculture to commercial livestock.
18:11
18:11

UPDF Marines Mantain Ban on Fish Smoking 3 1

The commandant of the UPDF Marines Brig Michael Nyarwa says the armed forces need to see zero tolerance to illegal fishing before sanctioning fish smoking activities. He says that the UPDF marines will now assess the situation at various landing sites and guarantee illegal activities have been wiped out.
15:39
15:39

Katabi Town Council Moves to Tax Urban Farmers urban farming 2 1

The town council suggests that urban farmers should be able to contribute to the locally generated revenue in their area, out of the activities through which they earn a living. The levy will cover persons practising farming on both a commercial and subsistence scale, according to Katabi Town Clerk Paddy Kakumba.
15:50
15:50

Boat Operators Demand Free Life Jackets registration 4 1

A research by the National Fisheries Institute in 2017 indicated that only 23 of the water vessels on Lake Victoria have lifesaving jackets.
12:14
12:14

IFAD Gives UGX 777 Billion for National Oil Palm Program palm oil growing 1 1

Connie Masaba, the Head of the Vegetable Oil Development Program under the Ministry of Agriculture says, such program is projected to boost Ugandas economy through Palm Oil Production and improve lives of people in areas the project will be implemented.
19:05
19:05

Government Struggling To End Drought In North Eastern Uganda karamoja 2 1

The government of Uganda in the past thirteen years been engaging leaders in the Karamoja region in better farming methods including the use of irrigation to grow crops and the construction of valley dams that would act as sources of water in the area.
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