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Illegal Border Crossing Escalating FMD in Isingiro District

11 Jun 2021 · Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) a viral disease of cloven-hoofed livestock was confirmed recently in the cattle corridor of Ankole, affecting the districts of Isingiro, Ibanda, Kiruhura, Kazo, Sheema, Lyantonde and Mbarara. In the aftermath, the government announced a total ban on the movement of livestock to curtail its spread.

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Illegal Border Crossing Escalating FMD in Isingiro District 5 1

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) a viral disease of cloven-hoofed livestock was confirmed recently in the cattle corridor of Ankole, affecting the districts of Isingiro, Ibanda, Kiruhura, Kazo, Sheema, Lyantonde and Mbarara. In the aftermath, the government announced a total ban on the movement of livestock to curtail its spread.
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Prolonged Dry Spell Sparks Panic for Farmers in Kitgum, Lamwo Districts 4

George Canopowonya, a farmer in Matidi Sub County in Kitgum district says the dry spell that commenced in mid-May has affected both cash and food crops that have reportedly failed to sprout and are withering at their critical production stage.
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Bidi Bidi Refugees Struggle to Access Farmlands as Food Aid Cut Bites 1 1

The refugees say that the cut in food aid ration to them by the World Food Program -WFP in April has negatively impacted their livelihoods and left most of them helplessly surviving on one meal a day. The WFP in April 2020 announced a 30% reduction in the relief food ration it distributes to refugees and asylum seekers, in Uganda. It also warned that further cuts could follow.
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Budget: Gov't Allocates UGX 1.67 Trillion for Agro-Industrialization Agriculture 1

According to Amos Lugoloobi, agro-industrialization will be achieved through different strategic actions including developing Commodity Value Chains linking national, regional, district and sub-county level commodity off-takers to private nucleus farmers.
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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.
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Kwania Leaders Concerned over Encroachment of Wetlands 1 3

LAbout 539.3 hectares of the total 1,012 hectares of wetland in Kwania is already encroached on by residents. The leaders are also accusing LCI Chairpersons of frustrating efforts in the fight against encroachment on wetlands.
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Sheema Banana Farmers Battling New Disease Outbreak 3 3 Top story

Zeferiyano Byaruhanga, one of the affected farmers in Nyakanyinya II in Kasaana Sub-county, says that an infected banana turns color and hardens. He says the bananas turn into black or brown while the leaves dry up.