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15:10
15:10

Agriculture Ministry Roots For Oil Seeds Growing In Karamoja 1 4

According to the project plan, the pilot scheme will run from the selected five sub-counties per district targeting a total of 120,000 smallholder households. It also has a component of supporting oil seed production and the construction of the 2500 kilometers of community access roads to ease the transportation of produce.
10:28
10:28

Karamoja Leaders Demand Desilting of Dams 3 1

The multi-billion water projects such as Kobebe in Moroto, Arechek in Napak, Longoromit in Kaabong, Kaomeri in Abim, and Kailong in Kotido which were constructed between 2009 and 2011 are now silted due to the poor management by the pastoral communities.
08:29
08:29

Farmers in Karamoja Decry Lack of Seeds 2 4

Jonathan Moru, a farmer from Nadunget sub-county in Moroto district, laments that despite having over four acres of land prepared for planting, he is unable to proceed without seeds.
09:30
09:30

Farmers in Karamoja Get Walking Tractors 3 3

Dr Paul Okullo, the Nabuin Zonal Agricultural Research Institute Director said that the idea of walking tractors was conceived after realizing that most farmers had less than five acres of land which is not cost-effective for big tractors.
07:40
07:40

Community Team up with Partners to Restore Indigenous Tree Species in Karamoja 3 6 Top story

The project is expected to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change by utilizing trees to influence rainfall, maintain a clean environment, improve soil fertility, and prevent soil erosion.
11:43
11:43

Karamoja Leaders Demand Action to End Malnutrition 6 1

In the recent report released by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification-IPC, more than 86,000 children aged 6 to 59 months and 10,000 pregnant or lactating women are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition across all the nine districts of Karamoja between February 2023 and January 2024. Now the officials are saying that ending malnutrition is possible but it requires a concerted effort by all the stakeholders from both government and development partners to advocate for increased resources.
09:15
09:15

Over 89,000 Children, 10,000 Women Face Malnutrition in Karamoja Unicef, Govornment 1

The analysis indicates that all nine districts of Karamoja, namely Kotido, Kaabong, Karenga, Nabilatuk, Abim, Moroto, Napak, Amudat, and Nakapiripirit, have been classified as IPC Phase 3. This classification signifies a crisis level of food insecurity, leading to a surge in malnutrition rates.
12:23
12:23

Farmers in Karamoja Advised to Plant Crops as Rains Set in karamoja sub region 1 3

The farmers are currently carrying out preparations of their gardens as the entire Karamoja is predicted to have enhanced rainfall from March to May, according to the UNMA forecast.
10:01
10:01

LC V Chairpersons in Karamoja Want President to Honor Tractor Pledge commercial farming 1 3

According to the LC V chairpersons, while at Morulinga State Lodge last year, President Museveni promised to procure over 200 tractors for distribution to each sub-county across the nine districts and two municipalities in the region.
12:13
12:13

Hungry Karimojong Eat Tree Leaves as they Burn Charcoal hunger in karamoja 2 4

The residents say the ongoing drought has worsened the hunger situation forcing them to resort to environmentally degrading activities to get income for buying food. The leaves from the tree can be used as sauce.
16:05
16:05

Farmers in Karamoja Asked to Embrace Fast Maturing Crops to Boost Food Production Karamoja sub region 4 1

Dr. Paul Okullo, the Director of Research at Nabuin Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute says that they have distributed crops that take a short period to mature to help farmers to cope with the weather pattern of the region.
08:14
08:14

Farmers Decry Destruction of Farmlands, Crops by Pokot causing losses 3 1

Currently, the pastoralists from the districts of Napak, Pokot in Amudat, and Turkana from neighboring Kenya have entered the areas of Sebei and Teso to search for water and pasture for their animals.
17:54
17:54

Bee Farmers in Karamoja Decry lack of Market for their Products 2 1

Simon Lokoru, a bee farmer in Katikekile sub-county in Moroto district, says that he decided to venture into beekeeping because the activity requires low investment since the requirements are just bee hives and a few simple tools for harvesting.
11:18
11:18

Help Recover our Fertile Land From Animals, Hungry Karamoja Elders Plead community land 1 4

Simon Nangiro, the chairperson Karamoja Elders association says they have realized that food production is important and they need back their land since wildlife revenues do not benefit the community.
09:46
09:46

Leaders Caution Karamoja Community Against Eating Leafy Greens Over Armyworm 1 3

Louse Beye, the Nadunget sub-county LC V councillor in Moroto district, says that the family fell ill and developed running stomachs immediately after eating food suspected to have been infected by the pests.
08:29
08:29

Mysterious Death of Fish Baffles Lotisan Sub County Authorities 1 1

The Sub-county chairperson, John Robert Akiki, says that the dam is littered with dead fish, which has triggered panic among the local community.
16:49
16:49

Kenya, South South Sudan Traders Flood Karamoja to Buy Cattle for Christmas 1

“When the traders of Uganda meet with those from Kenya and South Sudan in the market, they bargain as you the animal owner keep quite and the one who will pay more is the one takes the animal,” Mathew Lokol a cattle dealer we found in Nadunget market said with a contented smile.
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