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12:45
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Sembabule Leaders Plead for Substitute Pasture Species to save Livestock 1 1 Top story

A vast majority of farmers in Sembabule and other districts in the cattle corridor rely on natural pastures and sometimes include native elephant grasses to feed their animals. But many of them are scrambling for limited and already dried-up natural pastures and water sources, according to Karakure.
13:44
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Sheema District Partially Lifts African Swine Fever Quarantine 2

The Sheema District Veterinary Officer Dr. Joseph Amanya says that the disease had spread in other areas of the district but they have managed to contain it.
08:28
08:28

 Kotido Residents Excited Over UGX 25bn Water Dam Project 1

The Shillings 25billion dam is planned to have a 14-meter high embankment and carry up to 2.8 billion liters of water. The works are projected to end in December 2022
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17:44

Killer Rabies Disease Hits Sheema District 1 3

The outbreak has seen four villages in two Sub Counties put under serious surveillance that include, including Kyabigo, Kigaba 1&2 in Kasaana Sub County, Buraro, Omurusindura, and Rubaare 1& 2 in Kitagata Sub County.
08:44
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Ntungamo District Partially Lifts Livestock Quarantine 4

The government imposed total livestock quarantine on the Sub Counties of Rubaare and Ngoma in February following the outbreak of the Foot and mouth disease.
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16:46

Kiruhura Dairy Farmers Petition Agriculture Minister Over Milk Prices 1

Chairperson Emmanuel Kishe, says that the reduction of milk prices from 1600 to 800 shillings in 7 days has left them worried amidst of skyrocketing prices of all other basic needs.
08:56
08:56

Ntungamo Cattle Farmers Want Government To Ease Livestock Quarantine 2

He says the district has received 70,000 doses of Foot and Mouth disease in phases and since the outbreak, in January 2022 they have vaccinated 40,000 cattle.
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Rubirizi Farmers Warned Against Harvesting Premature Vanilla Beans 5 1

Herbert Musiimenta, the Principal Agricultural Inspector with the Ministry of Agriculture says farmers should keep records of when their vanilla was pollinated to avoid premature harvesting and poor post-harvest handling.
12:55
12:55

Kiruhura Farmers Want Dams Desilted 2 4

Over the years, silt has collected in the dams reducing their capacity to hold water.
09:20
09:20

Rubirizi Farmers Ask Gov't to Gazette Vanilla Ordinance 1 7

Last year, the district council passed a Vanilla Ordinance that was aimed at regulating the growing and buying of the cash crop. However, it couldn't take effect before being gazetted.
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14:49

Kiruhura Farmers Task Government on Animal Laboratory 1 5

Enock Beronda, a farmer says that given the few extension workers in the district, getting someone to diagnose animal diseases is very expensive. He explains that farmers spend a lot of money collecting samples from sick animals for testing.
12:15
12:15

Army Worm Outbreak Worries Farmers in Kiruhura District 1 5

The migratory pests have spread to the areas of Kikatsi, Rweshande, Kayanja and Kanoni, where they have already destroyed several acres of pastures, maize gardens and banana plantations.
11:03
11:03

16 ACDP Facilities Idle In Bushenyi 1 2

Geoffrey Nkurunziza, the Bushenyi Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, says that most of these value addition facilities are not connected to power to run the machinery, which had rendered them idle.
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Isingiro District Secures Funds for Constructing 21.4 Kilometres of Community Roads 7 2

The two projects are Kyebikara- Buharwe-Butenga and Kyera-Rwecwera Kitooma roads in Kagarama and Nyamuyanja Sub counties both roads connecting to Birere Sub County and have been contracted to Net world construction Limited, at 1.4 billion shillings.
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Commissioning of UGX 17.5 BN Modern Abattoir Excites Kiruhura Cattle Farmers 5 2

Sino Modern Agriculture Development Group limited undertook the construction of Zhong Wu Beef abattoir at Nshara Industrial Park in Nyakasharara Sub County in Nyabushozi County.
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Farmers Still Using Feeds with Antibiotics Additives Despite Ban 5

Steven Kakooza, a Public Health Specialist working with Veterinarians Without Borders (Vétérinaires Sans Frontières)-Germany says already they are in their passive surveillance seeing humans developing resistance to antibiotics that are commonly used in animals. T
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07:59

Kiruhura District Authorities Worried Of New FMD Wave 2 1

In June this year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries lifted the six-month quarantine imposed on the district to contain the spread of FMD. The quarantine saw a ban on the sale of cattle and their products.
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Gov't to Deliver FMD Vaccine Doses Next Week 4 1

According to the State Minister for Agriculture Bright Rwamirama, the government has received 500,000 doses out of the 1.4 million doses that are expected to arrive this week.
11:19
11:19

Residents Return to Maruzi Ranch, Demand Compensation 1 2

Residents, who spoke to Uganda Radio Network on condition of anonymity for fear of security, said that they are still waiting for compensation since the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries assured them of compensation.
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Livestock Dealers in Ibanda North Want Quarantine Lifted 3

The dealers argue that they have taken time without registering any FMD associated death, yet farmers are still under restriction and cannot sell their animals.
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