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07:41
07:41

Wakiso Farmers Irrigate Crops in Rain Season, Count Loses drought 3 2 Top story

Eng. Nicholas Lubanga, one of the officials from the Water and Environment Ministry overseeing the project, says the mistakes that lead to loss of the crops could be expected since it was the first time for the farmers to interface with irrigation technology.
12:01
12:01

Defects on Agoro Irrigation Scheme Push Locals Out of Farms Agoro Subcounty 6 2

Stretching several kilometres through the North East and Western part of Agoro, Langiya hills provides a natural shield that separates the area from volatile South Sudan. From the hills, flows Agoro River that has over the years bred life to agriculture, one of the predominant economic activities undertaken by the residents besides cattle keeping.
18:11
18:11

Gov't Allocates 100bn for Disaster Affected Areas drought 1 1

The Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness has said Government has provided over 100 billion shillings to address disaster losses and damages.
12:54
12:54

Herdsmen Upbeat as Rains Start in Hoima District drought 4 1

While droughts are uncommon in Hoima, the length and severity of the dry conditions since September last year have strained cattle farmers. They endured dry conditions for more than five months, hand feeding their animals and forced to sell down stock as they run out of pasture and water during the prolonged dry spell.
19:30
19:30

Drought Kills 200 Cows In Hoima pastoralists 1 2

Most of the pastoralists have been forced to sell off their cows for as low as Shillings 100,000. To date most farmers are continuing to lose their animals due to the prolonged drought.
19:05
19:05

Government Struggling To End Drought In North Eastern Uganda karamoja 2 1

The government of Uganda in the past thirteen years been engaging leaders in the Karamoja region in better farming methods including the use of irrigation to grow crops and the construction of valley dams that would act as sources of water in the area.
07:12
07:12

Drought Hits Kalangala Island resident 1 2

At least 900 of the 2300 residents on Bufumira have migrated to the nearby sub counties of Bubeke in Kalangala District and Kituntu in Mpigi district. Sylvester Ssemugenyi, the LC I secretary Bufumira island, says currently no boat are allowed to fish.
15:35
15:35

Drip Irrigation Could Affect Environment- Prof Twinomugisha statehouse 1 3 Top story

Prof Twinomugisha says that the water bottle type of irrigation is not only old-fashioned but could also have far reaching environmental impacts if widely promoted.
07:30
07:30

Ntoroko Residents Demand Funds for Valley Dam Construction ntoroko district 1

Brian Mwesigye, the Ntoroko District Finance and Administration Secretary, says that they couldnt budget for disaster because of the low local revenue base.
07:54
07:54

Climate Change Centre Non-Functional drought 1

Moses Mubangizi, the Bundibugyo District Natural Resources Coordinator, says that the department lacks funds to contribute to the center. He explains that the department is allocated Shillings 600 Million every financial year, which is inadequate.
07:25
07:25

Govt to Supply Relief Food Items to Schools rural schools 4

Most food insecure regions include Teso, Karamoja, Bukedi, the Cattle Corridor, Busoga, Lango, Acholi and parts of central Uganda, according to a statement presented by State Minister for Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru
07:15
07:15

Drought Drives Food Price Spike Across East Africa 2

In Uganda, the prices of beans, cassava and maize flour is about 25 per cent higher than a year ago in the capital city, Kampala. Beans now cost 40 per cent more in Kenya than a year earlier while maize prices are up by around 30 per cent, according to the bulletin.
11:16
11:16

Does Uganda Need Genetically Modified Food to Quell Hunger? drought 2 1 Top story

Scientists are saying the longer Uganda takes to adopt the technology that has been in place for two decades, the more it will continue to suffer with low agricultural productivity. They say GMO technology could offer solution for increased productivity.
20:22
20:22

Don't Ban Food Export Says Farmer's Federation food shortages 1

Kenyan and Tanzanian government have imposed maize exports bans as part of the efforts to curb food shortages. The Farmers federation in Uganda however says says Uganda should not follow the same direction.
13:13
13:13

Nakasongola Deploys Water Trucks As Drought Hits Hard water shortage 4 1 Top story

Recently, Dr. Sam Eswaggu, the Veterinary Officer Nakasongola District advised pastoralists to sell off some animals especially the weak, old and bulls, saying they wont survive the drought.
07:17
07:17

Government Suspends Key Projects to Buy Food Relief president museveni 1 4

Martin Mbiro, a resident of Iwungilo village in Namutumba district commended government for giving him food. Mbiro told URN that his family has been surviving on supper alone and mangoes for the rest of the day.
16:11
16:11

FAO Says Food Insecurity Likely To Escalate drought 1

Global agricultural prospects are improving but lean seasons loom in near future. The report by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations says the ongoing conflicts continue to intensify food insecurity.
14:27
14:27

Revival of Granaries Boosts Food Security In Kabarole drought 2

In 2014, Tooro Kingdom, Kabarole district production department and Civil Society Organizations- CSOs started a campaign to revive the granaries following reports that several farmers were selling their entire harvest. Two years later, the campaign is yielding results.
13:37
13:37

Food Prices Soar in Soroti drought 3

At Soroti main markets and other satellite markets within Soroti municipality, the price of yellow beans has increased from shillings 1,500 to between shillings 2,500 and 3,000 a kilogramme, while a kilogramme of sim-sim has jumped from shillings 3,500 to between 4,500 and 4,800 shillings currently.
11:37
11:37

Drought: Nakasongola Pastoralists Advised To Sell Off Animals water scarcity 2 3 Top story

James Nsamba, a pastoralist in Wabinyonyi Sub county is undecided on whether or not to sell off his animals despite facing several challenges.
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