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07:59
07:59

Food crisis Worsens Among Refugees in Uganda As Drought Takes Toll 1 4

Uganda has experienced one of the worst droughts this year, greatly affecting all agricultural activities and output. Refugees who ventured into agriculture to supplement the food ration they receive while in the settlements were equally not spared, a situation that has since triggered a dire food crisis.
18:34
18:34

Legislators Caution Gov’t Over Continued Financial Support To Atiak Sugar Factory 5 1

Philip Polly Okin Ojara, the Chua West legislator told journalists at a press briefing on Monday in Gulu City that it was unwise for the government to keep injecting money into a venture that is not bringing in any returns.
07:12
07:12

Acholi Chiefs Plan for Rainmaking Rituals As Drought Persists 1 4

Rwot Odong Lira II, the Cultural leader of Lira Palwo Chiefdom told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that there is a need to turn to the traditional practices to summon the gods for rain owing to the long dry spell.
16:28
16:28

Acholi Leaders Ask Gov't For Relief Aid 1 5

Gulu District Production Officer Jackson Lakor says that many families are now struggling to have three meals a day due to food shortages.
13:44
13:44

Eviction of Herdsmen Stalls in Acholi Balaalo Herdsmen 1 1

Kenneth Okot, the LCIII Chairperson Atiak Sub-county says they suspended the eviction of balaalo from their area months ago following the connivance of security personnel with the cattle herders.
18:49
18:49

Crops Wither in Acholi as Second Season Rainfall Delays 2

The region hasn’t received adequate rainfall for more than a month now, leaving many farmers distraught as their crops waste away. The crops mainly affected include maize, rice, beans, and groundnuts that were planted in the first farming season.
08:47
08:47

Minister Rallies Locals On Value Addition In Order To Gain From PDM 4 1

According to Anywar, with the rollout of the government’s initiative aimed at alleviating poverty, beneficiaries who have taken up agriculture must consider value addition in order to address household poverty.
16:50
16:50

Farmers in Gulu Abandon Gardens over Suspected Wildcats Paicho Sub County 2 1

The farmers from Paicho and Palaro Sub Counties say that the wildcats suspected to be hyenas, leopards, or wild dogs have killed and feasted on at least seven cows, three sheep, and fourteen goats in less than two weeks.
18:22
18:22

Atiak Sugar Factory Shuts Down Production Over Shortages of canes 1 1 Top story

Dr. Amina Hersi Moghe, the Chief Executive Officer of Horyal Investments Holding Company Ltd, the entity behind Atiak Sugar Factory on Monday confirmed the closure of the factory in an interview with URN but noted it was temporary.
07:29
07:29

Gulu University Gets UGX6B Grant For Green Charcoal Research 6 1 Top story

Gulu University Vice-Chancellor Prof. George Openjuru Ladaah, says that they are looking at finding the cheapest source of green charcoal as an alternative to black charcoal consumption, which has contributed to the depletion of trees.
11:12
11:12

Poor Crop Harvest Expected in North, East Due to Low Rainfall-Report 1

The report shows that despite somewhat favorable rains in late April, cumulative rainfall remains significantly below average in the two regions with cumulative rainfall deficits totaling 50 to 100 mm or more.
12:01
12:01

Acholi Khadi Encourages Muslims to Exploit Rainy Season For Farming Sheikh Musa Khelil 1 3

Sheikh Khalil says whereas other parts of the world are facing drought making farming impossible, the country is blessed with abundant rainfall that should be put to good use for agriculture.
16:46
16:46

Farmers Start Preparation of Farmlands Ahead of Early Rainfalls 1 2

Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) predicts the onset of the seasonal rainfall is expected to progressively extend to Northern Uganda around mid-March to April. The forecast has since prompted many farmers to start clearing bushes and plowing their gardens, ending nearly five months of a farming break.
15:32
15:32

Security Orders Compulsory Fencing of Grazing Lands in Gulu Palaro Sub County 1 2

Now, Stephen Odong Latek, the Gulu Resident District Commissioner and head of the District Security Committees, says that the condition to fence off all grazing lands has now been extended to all cattle farmers.
11:39
11:39

Lugore Prison Starts Food Security Campaign in Acholi Lugore Prison Farm 4 2

In 2019, Dr. Johnson Byabashaija, the Commissioner General of Uganda Prisons announced that they were transforming Lugore Prison into the largest mechanized commercial farm in the country.
18:00
18:00

Mao Criticizes President Museveni on Evicting Balalo Herdsmen Norbert Mao 1 2

However, Mao who promised to write to the President about the matter says that these are not solutions to the Acholi problems because the Acholi people are hungry, poor and looking after land as their means of survival.
10:36
10:36

Second Phase of Pastoralists Eviction Kicks off in Northern Uganda Balaalo Herdsmen 7 1 Top story

Brig. Geoffrey Kigozi, the outgoing Zone A commander, who has been overseeing the eviction in Amuru District, says despite the fact that all pastoralists left the government land in Lakang, the majority of them are still in the neighbouring villages.
15:29
15:29

Private Ginners Pooling More Resources for Cotton Sector than Gov't 2 1 Top story

For more than a decade, Private ginners under their umbrella body Uganda Ginners and Cotton Exporters Association (UGCEA), have been largely supporting cotton production activities through funds voluntarily pooled by its members.
13:02
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Agriculture Ministry Lifts Animal Quarantine Restrictions in Nwoya, Gulu 1 1

The Ministry imposed a quarantine in Nwoya and Gulu districts in July and September last year respectively following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease (FMD). It prohibited the movements of cattle, goats, pigs, sheep, and their products from, to and within the affected areas.
16:10
16:10

Light Rains Bring Joy to Gulu Locals After Weeks of Scorching Heat farming 1 1

Many districts in the region have experienced mild rainfall, punctuated by cold weather and a cloudy sky since Sunday. This has partially brought to an end the long weeks of scorching heatwaves as the region experiences a dry spell.
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