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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.
08:14
08:14

Court Orders Gov't to Compensate Tea Farmers More than UGX 60Billion Attorney General 1 Top story

As per the consent judgment, it was recognized that the number of tea seedlings estimated to have been planted in the specified districts amounted to 106,640,606, valued at Shillings 42,656,242,400. Of this, Shillings 8,237,098,116 had already been paid to eligible nursery bed operators, and NAADS committed Shillings 7,118,326,249 for payment.
15:45
15:45

Five Hospitalized Over Suspected Anthrax In Ibanda 2 1

Vincent Mugisha, the Ibanda District Surveillance Officer, says that they received information from the in-charge of Kicence Health Center III about two people presenting with symptoms of anthrax. He says that three more cases were reported at Keihagara Health Center with similar symptoms.
11:52
11:52

OPM Donates Relief Food to Nodding Syndrome Families in Omoro 2 2

The food relief will be distributed to affected households in Odek, Lalogi, Orapwooyo, and Acet sub-counties, as well as parts of Acet Town Council.
14:22
14:22

Paying Unequipped Agricultural Extension Workers is Useless, a Waste of Money -Experts 4 1

At a post-budget meeting where the Economic Policy Research Center released their report assessing of the FY2023/24 agro-industrialization programme budget towards provision of agricultural extension, Lawrence Kasenge who heads the agriculture desk in Ministry of Finance admitted that extension services were not budgeted for.
09:59
09:59

Moroto Men Venture into Agriculture to Fight Hunger Moroto district 5 2 Top story

Initially, it was a role of women and children to carry out farm activities while the men were either in the kraals looking after livestock or resting under the trees as they waited for meals. But with the current insecurity that resulted in the loss of animals, the men have resolved to join their women in the gardens to produce food for sustaining the family.
10:53
10:53

Delayed Construction of Valley Dam in Moroto Irks MPs 5 2

The 1.5 square kilometre valley dam is being constructed through the Ministry of Agriculture as part of the strategic plan to address water challenges and improve the food value chain and commercial agriculture in Teso and Karamoja. The facility is expected to provide water for livestock and crop resources in the area.
15:46
15:46

Agriculture Ministry Initiating Collaborations Between Farmers, Value Chain Actors irrigation schemes 3

Abdu Mugisha, a senior agro-business officer in the MAAIF and a technical person in the FIEFOC-2 project, said they are creating awareness among farmers on where they can access different services, and the district production department will be the coordinating center for these market linkages.
07:37
07:37

Panic Over Goats’ Disease Breakout In Wakiso 2 4

Peste des petits ruminants – PPR, a viral disease closely related to rinderpest virus affecting goats and sheep is characterized by fever, wounds on the goats, flu and diarrhea which led to death of animals.
10:10
10:10

Ministry of Agriculture Starts Survey to Identify Areas Hit by Banana Disease 1 3

According to the Ministry, the field survey findings will help them in planning for an effective intervention plan depending on the level of disease spread.
11:26
11:26

Entomologist Cautions on Devastating Pests as Rain Season Starts african army worms 1 3

Luwero district is experiencing heavy downpours, albeit after a prolonged dry spell. However, according to research, such changes in weather patterns, often come with an increase in moths, aphids, mites and blossom weevils.
16:01
16:01

Lyantonde Farmers Want PDM Funds Channeled to Irrigation Technologies 1 2

The farmers argue that the idea of bankrolling each parish Savings, Credit Cooperatives Societies (SACCOs) with 30 million shillings to be used in addressing individual challenges of each of the benefiting individuals, is likely to cause less impact on the lives of farmers.
11:47
11:47

Luwero Maize Farmers Counting Losses Over Drought maize growing 4 2

Robert Sande Mubiru, another farmer planted maize on five acres of land at Shillings 1.7 million. However, his garden has withered by the time our reporter visited the garden.
07:56
07:56

Unreliable Markets May Hinder Parish Development Model- Masaka Leaders 3 1

Alice Nannungi, the Masaka City Women Councilor representing Nyendo-Mukungwe demands that as the government commits funds to finance the PDM projects, it also makes deliberate interventions to secure markets and attractive prices for the produces that will be generated from the beneficiary groups.
19:10
19:10

Armyworm Invasion Spreads to Kotido District local government 1 3

Peter Loruk, a farmer in Panyangara sub county kotido district says although the armyworms haven’t destroyed anything yet, he’s worried of planting the only available seeds in the garden because the pest may destroy it yet he doesn’t have any reserve seeds.
15:46
15:46

Amuru District to Auction Impounded Cattle

Last week, security authorities impounded 2,000 head of cattle from Lakang Sub County in Amuru district.
09:59
09:59

Drought: Nakasongola District Cattle Death Rate Reaches 10 Animals per Day

As the price for a kilo of meat drops to 3,000 shillings in Nakasongola markets, Sam Kigula the LC 5 Chairperson of Nakasongola district has listed the most affected sub counties as Nabiswera, Lwabyata,Nakitoma and Lwampanga.
07:05
07:05

Nakaseke Stuck With UGX 800M Under Micro-Small Scale Irrigation Program Food Security 1 4

According to the guidelines, the Government contributes between 25% and 75% of the total cost of the irrigation equipment whereas the farmers contribute 25%-75% depending on the type of scheme they need to install.
20:51
20:51

Residents Resist Govt's Planned Takeover of Sango-Bay Land 1 3

Government has given the occupants a one-month ultimatum to vacate the 14,000 hectares that formally belonged Sango-Bay Sugar Estates Limited, to pave way for the expansion of the National Oil Palm Project-NOPP which is implemented under the Ministry of Agriculture.
15:33
15:33

Gulu District Struggles to Contain Outbreak of Black Quarter Disease vaccination 1 1

Margret Lapaka, one of the affected farmers in Paicho Sub County says they are struggling to pay the extension workers in the District 5,000 shillings for each animal to get vaccinated.
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