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19:56
19:56

Farmers Still Using Feeds with Antibiotics Additives Despite Ban 5

Steven Kakooza, a Public Health Specialist working with Veterinarians Without Borders (Vétérinaires Sans Frontières)-Germany says already they are in their passive surveillance seeing humans developing resistance to antibiotics that are commonly used in animals. T
07:59
07:59

Kiruhura District Authorities Worried Of New FMD Wave 1 2

In June this year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries lifted the six-month quarantine imposed on the district to contain the spread of FMD. The quarantine saw a ban on the sale of cattle and their products.
13:20
13:20

Gov't to Deliver FMD Vaccine Doses Next Week 4 1

According to the State Minister for Agriculture Bright Rwamirama, the government has received 500,000 doses out of the 1.4 million doses that are expected to arrive this week.
11:19
11:19

Residents Return to Maruzi Ranch, Demand Compensation 1 2

Residents, who spoke to Uganda Radio Network on condition of anonymity for fear of security, said that they are still waiting for compensation since the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries assured them of compensation.
12:53
12:53

Livestock Dealers in Ibanda North Want Quarantine Lifted 3

The dealers argue that they have taken time without registering any FMD associated death, yet farmers are still under restriction and cannot sell their animals.
11:14
11:14

Mbarara City Authorities Extend Livestock Quarantine to Two More Areas Over FMD 1 4

Amanyire says that they have stopped the movement of cattle, goats, sheep, pigs and their products with immediate effect.
18:24
18:24

Strange Disease Kills Poultry in Isingiro 4

Julius Muhumuza Chairperson LC 1 Rwembogo village says they have lost over two hundred birds in a period of one week.
17:38
17:38

28 Cattle Farmers in Kiruhura Face Arrest For Spreading FMD 4

Bright Nuwamanya, the Nyakashashara Sub County chief, says despite registering FMD outbreak in their farms, the farmers freely move around their cattle in contravention of the quarantine.
18:28
18:28

Certified Seed Companies to Tame Decline in Standards aflatoxins in maize 1 3

Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja says it is prudent for the government to have the standards issue handled at a go and comprehensively, instead of tackling is sector by sector or stage by stage of the value chain. He has also vowed to periodically publish the certified seed companies starting this month, and also the chemical inputs that are considered dangerous.
07:02
07:02

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

The wetland restoration project dubbed “Building Resilient Communities wetland ecosystem and associated catchments” targets 11,200 households.
16:17
16:17

Cattle Trader in Kazo Arrested For Defying Livestock Quarantine 2

Asaph Nayebare, 37 was found transporting cows, sheep and goats on Thursday night on a Fuso truck registration number UBD 130L from Mugore- Kijuma village in Rwemikoma Sub County to Kampala.
21:28
21:28

Food Loss and Wastage; A New Challenge For Ugandans 1 2 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.
18:26
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.
17:52
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.
20:04
20:04

Experts Ask Gov't to Invest in Think Tanks to Drop Unnecessary Budget Hikes budget increment 5

Economist Fred Muhumuza said many of the programmes that are targeted to improve agriculture are implemented at the level of local government and yet many of the people involved in such programmes are clueless.
19:34
19:34

Farmer Groups in Lira Receive Tractors MAAIF 2 3

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.
16:37
16:37

Distribution of 800,000 Hand Hoes Divides MPs Parliament 1 3

Members of Parliament have disagreed over the distribution of hand hoes meant for their constituents saying it was selective.
15:11
15:11

Karamoja Ill-Prepared Amid Potential Invasion of Desert Locusts Mercy Corps 2 1 Top story

The warning comes just days after the Food and Agriculture Organisation-FAO announced that there could be a possible spillover of the crop-devouring insects into Uganda and parts of South Sudan after destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of crops in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.
14:20
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.
17:56
17:56

Nakasongola District Relaxes Quarantine Ahead Of Xmas christmas 1 4 Top story

The Nakasongola District Veterinary Office enforced the ban, which saw the closure of butcheries and livestock markets in the affected areas to contain the spread of the disease.
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