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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
07:02
07:02

130 Evicted Encroachers Benefit from Wetland Restoration Project 1 4 Top story

The wetland restoration project dubbed “Building Resilient Communities wetland ecosystem and associated catchments” targets 11,200 households.
21:28
21:28

Food Loss and Wastage; A New Challenge For Ugandans 2 1 Top story

The Executive Director of Food Rights Alliance, Agnes Kirabo says if a farmer in Uganda who produces 10 kilograms of maize is likely to lose 1.2 Kilograms of the yield on the farm. At the global level, FAO estimates that 14 per cent of the food produced is lost between the harvest and post harvest leading to 40 million dollars loss by smallholder farmers.
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18:26

Chemicals Ruining Uganda's Soil, Environment 2

The national farmers' federation has close to 3.31 million registered farmers, but less than one million have trained and acquired certificates in fertilizers application and crop management Uganda.
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17:52

Gov’t Starts Clearing Floating Islands on Lake Victoria 4 2

So far, four drone-based imagery surveys have been conducted in Murchison Bay and one in Jinja with the objective of keeping a close watch on the floating islands' movements and guide machine deployment to right targets. The survey shows that there are about 100 hectares of floating weeds in Murchison bay, Port Bell with more than ten hectares in Jinja District.
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19:34

Farmer Groups in Lira Receive Tractors MAAIF 3 2

The three groups are Nyeko- rac community Farmers’ Cooperative Society, Itek- okile Rice Growers and Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd and Bar Orphan Widows and Widowers- (BOWW) Cooperative Society.
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14:20

Uganda Needs Ugx 5 Billion to Avert Looming Locust Invasion 1 1 Top story

There are fears that some of the swarms could move further Western into Turkana county, probably by Mid-January 2020, with likely potential and risk that they could spill over into Karamoja, in the North-Eastern region of Uganda. The area shares a border with Turkana County.
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.
13:49
13:49

Gulu’s Milk Industry On Slow Path to Recovery 1 8

The entire northern Uganda share of National Milk production stands at 11 percent. Kasimiro Ogwal, the NAADS Zonal Agriculture Development Officer says with more farmers getting support to produce Milk, production is likely to increase on account of high milk prices.
13:25
13:25

NAADS Scales Down Seed Supply to Farmers 2 1

Small holder farmers will be supplied with 800,000 hand hoes for growing food at peasantry level. Dr. Mugasi says the choice of the new direction has been informed by a drastic budget cut for 2019. He says the budget can only support 522 households and 97 farmer groups, with 28 value addition equipment for the agency to concentrate on setting up two agro industrial parks in Kabarole and Kasese districts.
07:02
07:02

EU Threatens Fresh Ban on Uganda’s Agro Exports to Europe 3 1

Agriculture Minister Vincent Ssempijja says several consignments of agriculture produce shipped to Europe have again been rejected and destroyed over poor quality and presence of high contents of poorly mixed agrochemicals used to treat or preserve them.
13:19
13:19

Proposed Abolition of Nomadic Pastoralism Irks Karimojong 3 1

The debate comes barely a month after a declaration by agriculture ministry officials that the government was considering a ban on Nomadic Pastoralism in order to promote crop farming and paddock grazing in order to reduce food insecurity and increase family incomes.
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10:54

Napak Farmers Demand Tractors as Rain Season Sets in agricultural inputs 4 1

The farmers who are getting seeds from Operation Wealth Creation, OWC, NUSAF 3 and partners are worried that their seeds might not get ample rains since they don’t have any means of opening land apart from using hand hoes.
10:05
10:05

Drought Affects Simsim Production in Acholi Region 4 1

Farmers in the sub regions say they can no longer achieve the 700 Kilograms they used to harvest from a hectare of land as droughts become more frequent in the areas.
18:48
18:48

Black Quarter Disease Kills 330 Cows in Pader

Dr. Robert. S. Okeny, the Pader District Veterinary Officer, has confirmed the outbreak. James Akera, a livestock farmer at Ideng B village in Burlobo Parish, Angagura Sub-County in Pader district, says he lost two head of cattle from his stock of 31 cattle to the deadly disease.
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