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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 3 1

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
13:02

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.
14:43
14:43

Prolonged Quarantine on Livestock Movement Irks Gulu leaders, Businessmen 1 2

Gulu District was placed under animal quarantine by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries in September last year following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in the Sub-counties of Palaro, Awach, and Paicho.
15:38
15:38

Pastoralists Eviction Delayed by 10 More Days in Northern Uganda 1 2 Top story

President Museveni issued a two-month eviction ultimatum in November the last year and set out key conditions for the pastoralists to meet or face eviction. The conditions required that all pastoralists fence off their grazing lands, provide private water sources, and avail to local leaders their genuine personal details, land size and location, and land sales agreements.
08:51
08:51

MAAIF Asked to Lift Livestock Quarantine Against FMD in Gulu District 2 1

Christopher Opiyo Ateker, the Gulu District Chairman told URN in an interview that the District Veterinary Officer –DVO has written to the MAAIF requesting it to lift the livestock quarantine since no case of the FMD has been reported in the district for the last one month.
12:54
12:54

Balalo Accused of Violating Livestock Quarantine in Gulu Gulu District 1 1

Nelson Mandela Odong, the Chairperson of Oroko Village, Mede Parish, Palaro Sub –County in Gulu District says the herdsmen are sneaking with their livestock at night from Lamwo District through the shallow ends of Aswa River into Palaro Sub –County through Ogwal –Agoro Parish.
16:42
16:42

How Lockdown Pushed Political Scientist Into Poultry Farming 1 4

Until the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in the country in March last year, the 37-year-old political scientist worked as an operations manager with an international Non-governmental organization in Kampala.
21:20
21:20

Fruit Canker Disease Ravages Mango Trees in Gulu, Nwoya District 13 2

Mary Ayaa, the Manager of The Cultural Hub in Gulu City that trades in locally processed mango juice told URN that the strange disease has attacked five mango trees in their gardens, destroying almost all their fruits.
07:39
07:39

Six Herdsmen Arrested for Violating Livestock Quarantine in Gulu Gulu District 1 2

Stephen Odong Latek, the Gulu Resident District Commissioner, says the herdsmen were transporting 132 cattle into the district without any valid identification.
10:28
10:28

Gulu District Seeks Additional 6,000 FMD Vaccines Palaro Sub County 1 1 Top story

According to Latek, the district has written another letter to MAAIF seeking more vaccines in order to cover the entire district, adding that the only communication they received is that their request is yet to be granted.
17:33
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Gulu Receives 4,000 FMD Vaccine Doses Gulu District 1 1

Jackson Lakor, the Gulu District Production Officer says that the vaccines from the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries will target cattle in the most affected areas in Palaro and Awach Sub –Counties. He says the vaccination exercise shall commence on Wednesday.
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