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08:03
08:03

Poor Nutrition Fuels Silent Epidemic of Non-Communicable Diseases, Experts Warn Kyambogo University 1 2

The observations were made during the ongoing Third National Nutrition Forum, a high level gathering that has brought together various stakeholders from government ministries, departments involved in the food and nutrition value chain, development partners, and other key actors. The forum convened by the office of the prime minister with support from UNICEF serves as a platform for collaborative discussions and strategic planning aimed at addressing the multifaceted challenges posed by malnutrition in Uganda.
08:44
08:44

Activists Advocate for Speedy Review of the Forestry Policy to Fast Track Changes in Climate global warming 1 3

Gaster Kiyingi, the Executive Director of Tree Talk Plus, expressed concern over the prolonged delay in finalizing and implementing the forest policy, stressing its significance in mitigating biodiversity loss and fostering economic development.
09:54
09:54

IGAD Members Want Resilience Scope to Include Floods, Landslides Food Security 3

The members argued that although the primary objective of the platform was to address drought in arid and semi-arid lands, it was evident that the other climatic excesses that they sought to expand the focus to were also a perennial problem that disrupted life whenever tragedies occurred.
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Bishop Kiptoo Rallies Sebei Community to Embrace Food Security 1

Kiptoo, while presiding over a prayers at St. Peters Anglican church of Uganda- Kapchorwa on Sunday September 17th, noted that, most of the family conflicts and misunderstandings among to the Sebei community is attributed to lack of Basic necessities especially Food.
09:59
09:59

Multi-Sectoral Conference on Food Security Emphasizes Collaboration between Scientists, Market ASARECA 3

Organized by the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) and held at Speke Resort, Munyonyo in Kampala, the conference brought together governments, researchers, and civil society organizations committed to achieving food self-sufficiency in Africa.
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16:59

Experts Weigh in on Hunger in the 'Food Basket' Twaweza East Africa 9 1

According to Fred Muhumuza, an Economist projects to boost food availability have come over the years but recommendations are never adopted as implementers resort to doing awareness campaigns and designing brochures and T-shirts.
11:52
11:52

Kyabazinga Commissions Women Development Initiative in Busoga village 2 2

Gabula said that Busoga kingdom has a bottom-top approach system, of rallying communities to involve themselves in economic transformation initiatives, from the village clan heads all through to the royal chiefs’ cabinets.
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.
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EU Ambassadors Launch UGX 16.6 Billion Food Security Project in Karamoja karamoja sub region 1 4

The European Union –EU delegation to Uganda has launched a 16.69 billion Shillings Pro-Resilience Action project (Pro-ACT) aimed at helping Karamoja region to respond to food shocks.
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Dry Spell Destroys 100 Acres of Maize Meant for Refugees Adjumani District 1

Titus Jogo, the Refugee Desk Officer for Adjumani district says the plan was beneficiary refugees to either sell or keep the maize to supplement what they receive from the World Food Program.
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07:41

Ground Spraying Effective to Fight Desert Locusts-Teso Leaders Katakwi District 1 2

Museveni, in his address to the nation on Sunday, alluded that ground spraying by soldiers using hand sprayers and motorized pumps was more effective than the aerial spray. He noted that the aircraft was small and unable to work at night when the insects have settled.
12:05
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We are Prone to Hunger- Katakwi Leaders Katakwi District 1 1

Katakwi with a total population of more than 189,000 people has already registered a number of people unable to afford a single meal a day due to the COVID-19 lock down.
14:13
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Strange Banana Disease Hits Rwampara District Food Security 4 2

The disease affects the colour of the banana fingers and bunches from green to brown or black, according to one of the affected farmers Nestori Aturinda. He says that the disease eventually results in premature ripening and shrinking of the banana’s, yet even when cooked, they remain hard and inedible.
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Uganda on Food Security Threat Alert as Locusts Invade people 1 5

The Ministry of Agriculture has since passed out information warning the entire populace to stock enough food. However, the warning might have come in late as many people are likely to have already sold off a number of crops harvested in the recent farming season. Uganda last experienced a major locust invasion in 1961, with immense damage on crops which resulted in acute hunger.
07:26
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6900 Farmers in Pader Stuck With Cassava Due to Market Scarcity Yoweri Museveni 4

Father Mathew Okun Lagoro, the Chairperson Acholi Bur Parish disclosed that because of the short life span of the cassavas they were forced to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Bukoona Agro Processing Industry Limited on May 5th 2019 to buy the cassavas before it rots in the garden.
14:13
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Sugarcane Prices to Continue Dropping-Museveni government 1

According to Museveni, government has nothing much to do about the falling cane prices dictated by forces beyond their control.
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Mak Seeks Funding to Support Poverty Eradication Programs Makerere University 3 1

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the institution’s Vice Chancellor decried the reduced funding citing that JICA withdrew funding “at a time when East Africa needed it the most.”
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