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15:23
15:23

Onion Prices Shoot Up Across Markets in Acholi Sub-region Lajalula village, 1 1 Top story

Lucky Akello, one of the vendors in Kalongo market told Uganda Radio Network that there has been limited supply of onions by their suppliers for the past weeks. She says unlike in the past when they used to get onion supplies on a daily basis from various suppliers, only a few of them supply them once a week or at times even after two weeks.
12:51
12:51

Serere Fishermen Cry Foul Over Forest Land 3 1 Top story

Simon Okwi, the Parish Councilor for Kagwara says his voters were told to form an association in order to be considered by NFA, a development he notes enabled them to plant trees. He notes that the team was surprised when NFA came in to mark and split the forest into blocks without considering the locals.
11:34
11:34

UPDF to Relaunch Forceful Disarmament in Karamoja 2

Brigadier General Michael Kabango says that despite a successful disarmament exercise spearheaded by the government decades ago, suspected Karimajong warriors have rearmed and are reportedly making incursions in the neighbouring districts in Lamwo and Kitgum.
10:46
10:46

Coffee Farmers Struggle to Transport Produce to Factories 4 1

Eric Katengo, a coffee farmer in Kalingwe, Kisinga Sub County, says both the curfew and ban on carrying passengers has affected the quality and volume of coffee they supply. He says buyers who use private means have seemingly halted business.
14:18
14:18

400 Casual Laborers from Busoga Arrive to Plant Sugarcane in Lamwo 2 1

The labourers were transported aboard Gateway buses on Sunday by Horyal Investment Holding Company Ltd. The company contracted by the government is implementing sugarcane growing in the district on behalf of Ayuu Alali Sugarcane Cooperatives Society.
11:19
11:19

Pig Farmers Adopting New Technology to Increase Productivity 4 1

Doctor Lawrence Mayega, the Masaka District Production and Marketing Officer says that the new invention was made through a scientific research partnership by Makerere University College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-Security and the International Livestock Research Institute-Uganda.
09:40
09:40

Gulu Archdiocese Moves to Boost Cassava Production in Kitgum 2 1

At least 7,763 bags of Narocas-1 cassava cuttings will be delivered to the selected farmers in the district by the end of this month. The task is jointly undertaken with Acholibur Parish project in partnership with National Agricultural Advisory services [NAADS] and Operation Wealth Creation.
16:30
16:30

Kumi Watermelon Farmers Cry Out as COVID-19 Lockdown Bites Kumi District 3 1

Some of the food stuffs have been crossing to Kenya and South Sudan but the supply has been affected by COVID-19 lockdown
15:09
15:09

Fisheries Police Shoot Fishmonger in Serere RDC Geoffrey Okiswa 1 1

Tom Ejigu was shot in the leg while carrying fish on his motorcycle along Ochapa Road, according to a police officer in Serere who spoke on condition of anonymity.
09:34
09:34

Kitgum Agro-Input Dealers Reap Big in Lockdown 4 1

Gertrude Oola, one of the input dealers at Shawa Agro-input Dealers and General Distribution, says sales of farm implements such as hand hoes and gumboots have been on the rise this farming season, unlike last year.
07:58
07:58

Gov’t to Distribute Seeds to 300,000 Households in Acholi 1 2

This is part of the countrywide support to households engaged in farming with funds earmarked to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on agriculture.
20:51
20:51

World Bank Approves UGX 181bn Loan to Fight Locusts in Uganda world bank funding 1 Top story

The WB says the money will allow the Emergency Locust Response Program to help Uganda monitor and manage locust swarms to limit the growth of existing and new desert locust populations. It also expected to improve coordination and early warning preparedness at the regional and national levels to prevent future infestations.
10:45
10:45

Variegated Grasshoppers Destroy Crops in Kitgum 1 1 Top story

Farmers say the destructive nature of the pests is likely to result in a decline in crop yield this season and make them food insecure. Janet Akiyo, a tomato farmer in Manwoko village told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the pests began breeding in March this year.
11:07
11:07

Dr Anthony Ntaate Appointed Interim Head of NAGRC 1

Dr Johnson Nkuuhe, the chairperson of the NAGRC of Directors told Uganda Radio Network-URN that Ntaate was entrusted with the position by virtue of being the most senior officer who has also acted as Executive Director of the same entity on several occasions in the past. Dr. Ntaate on his part says that he is still weighing the option of accepting or rejecting the assignment.
10:47
10:47

Rampant Cattle Raids Disrupt Farming in Lamwo cattle theft 3 1 Top story

The persistent incursion of armed South Sudanese cattle rustlers in parts of Lamwo district is impacting negatively on livestock and crop farming, the local leaders have revealed.
17:38
17:38

NFA Set Ablaze Seven Houses in Amuru District 4

One of the victims whose houses was burnt identified as Opwonya Laywer says the armed men in came to the area and asked them to leave the area immediately before setting the houses ablaze. Michael Lakony, Amuru district LCV chairperson says this is not the first-time huts are being burnt in the area ever since the border dispute between Amuru and Adjumani started some years back.
19:58
19:58

Farmers Likely to Halt Production amid Drop in Prices farming 2 1 Top story

Gerald Ssendawula, a farmer and former minister of Finance, said it was a possibility that farmers might relapse on their production, forcing a country into a post-coronavirus food crisis. Ssedawula said government should intervene directly and help to provide things like seeds, fuel for those who use tractors, and fertilizers.
17:32
17:32

Ugandan Scientists Awarded Global Fellowships for Innovations in Health, Agriculture Makerere University 1

The winners were selected from a competitive pool of more than 400 applicants who were pitching to conduct research and come with innovations in areas ranging from new techniques for sustainable agriculture and fisheries, managing water shortages to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, improved methods to store cleaner energy and targeting health conditions that are most acute for people living in Africa.
08:07
08:07

Battle ‘Not Yet Over’ Against Locust Invasions in East Africa Desert locusts 2 1 Top story

While swathes of treated land are now relatively locust-free, the agency warned that the second wave of locusts will transition to the young adult phase in June, at a critical time when many farmers prepare to harvest their crops. FAO said the upsurge is “particularly alarming” in the broader context.
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