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Uganda to Host Regional Livestock Gene Bank

16 Jul 2019 · The bank will preserve animal genetic resources germplasm for 12 Countries including Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Republic of Comoros, South Sudan and Sudan. It is one of the six established under the Global Plan of Action to conserve the world’s heritage of animal genetic resources for food and agriculture. Other banks exist in Burkina Faso, Botswana and Cameroon.

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Uganda to Host Regional Livestock Gene Bank 1 3

The bank will preserve animal genetic resources germplasm for 12 Countries including Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Republic of Comoros, South Sudan and Sudan. It is one of the six established under the Global Plan of Action to conserve the world’s heritage of animal genetic resources for food and agriculture. Other banks exist in Burkina Faso, Botswana and Cameroon.
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Uganda's Food Insecurity Worsens - UN Report United Nations 2 1

Uganda is placed amongst East African countries that suffered an increase in food crisis by almost 20 per cent. It shows that the prevalence of undernourishment increased from 24.1 per cent in 2006 to 41 per cent in 2018. This translates into an increase in the number of malnourished people from 6.9 million in 2006 to 17.6 million in 2018.
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NEMA Plants 15,000 Shea Nut Tress in Otuke 1

The seedlings are being planted at Oliduru Central Oliduru Central Forest Reserve (CFR) in Ogwete Sub-county; Otuke district on more than 200 hectares of land.
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Delayed Gov’t Funds Stalls Sugarcane Growing in Lamwo John Thomas Ogwok 1 3

Government through National Agricultural Advisory Services-Naads last year entered an agreement with clan leaders in Ayuu-Alali in Palabek Kal Sub-county to open land for sugar cane out-growers.
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Uganda’s Historical Climate Data Undergoing Digitization 5

The data mostly collected on paper from various weather stations across the country remain inaccessible to the World Meteorological Authority. This, in turn, has affected modelling of the future Climate map for the country.
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Acholi Leaders Suspicious of Vast Land Acquisitions aswa ranch 4 1

Richard Jomeo, a rights’ activist, says it is under such a tragic context that Acholi who lived in Internally Displaced People camps became incapacitated to use their land productively exposing it to grabbing.
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Livestock Owners in Moyo Demand Compensation 2

In August, President Yoweri Museveni promised that his government will compensate the victims and later compel the government of South Sudan to refund the money to Uganda government