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08:29
08:29

Farmers in Agago District Ask Gov’t for Free Seeds Ahead of Second Planting Season prolonged dry spell 4 1

Anthony Opio, one of the affected farmers in Lalumwoda East Village in Patongo Town Council says that he lost all the crops he had planted in the first season due to the scorching heat.
14:07
14:07

Dry Spell Sparks Hunger Concerns among Otuke Farmers prolonged dry spell 4 2

Bonny Ocen, the District Agricultural Officer advised the farmers to think of planting fast maturing crops especially the improved variety in order to avert the looming famine.
16:15
16:15

Crop Gardens in Amuru Drying Up Due to Prolonged Dry Spell 1

Peter Okot Ongole, another farmer is also worried after his two acres of maize and rice dried up due to the prolonged dry spell.
18:29
18:29

Ankole Milk Prices Go Up Again prolonged dry spell 3

Milk prices in Ankole sub region have gone up again following a prolonged dry spell in the area. In February 2017, the prices went up to 1,300 Shillings from Shillings 800. Now the prices have gone up again from 1,300 to as high as 1,800 shillings.
11:57
11:57

Church Donates Food to Rukungiri Hunger Victims prolonged dry spell 4 1

The items include; 16 bags of beans, 80 bags of posho and 85 kilogrammes of salt. Bwambara Sub County is among areas in western region suffering the consequences of the long dry spell. So far, famine has left twenty people dead and hundreds others have migrated to other areas.
18:43
18:43

Water Experts: Transport Infrastructure is Solution to Drought prolonged dry spell 2

Giving the example of Kenya, Dr. Modesta, said while semi-arid northern region was badly hit, the central, western, rift valley and southeastern regions were not. She said with good infrastructure linking the south with the north the food shortages in the northern region would have been managed.
16:52
16:52

Rains Raise Hopes in Drought-battered Karamoja heavy rainfall 1

Heavy rains in some parts of Karamoja on Monday have raised hopes after nearly 10 months of severe drought.
12:46
12:46

Farmers in Mbarara Eat OWC Seeds prolonged dry spell 1

A total of six tonnes of seeds supplied to farmers in Bukiro Sub County in Mbarara district under the Operation Wealth Creation OWC have instead been eaten. The seeds that included chemically treated one tonne of bean seeds and five tonnes of maize seeds were supplied to locals for this planting season.
13:27
13:27

Lango Farmers Still Sceptical As Rains Start first rains 3 1

For the last two weeks, Lango sub region has continued to receive considerable amount of rains. However, Frank Okot, a small scale commercial farmer says he is not sure whether the rains will continue. He says lack of information on weather changes has given them a big blow in the recent past, something he cannot take lightly.
18:41
18:41

Rains: Met Service Tells Farmers to Plant Early food shortages 2

Isabirye said from their monitoring the rains, which should have come in March, have come early and in his words have established.
18:48
18:48

Govt Allocates UGX 41B for Food Relief agriculture funding 1

Cabinet has today made adjustments to the 2017/2018 budget raising an additional 15 billion Shillings for immediate food relief to the country.
07:27
07:27

Milk Prices Soar in Ankole prolonged dry spell 1

In Ntungamo Municipality, a litre of milk goes for between 1000- 1300 Shillings, up from Shillings 800 - 1000. Medard Asiimwe, the manager at Fresh Milk Diary, says that a litre of milk on the farm has gone up to 750 from 470 Shillings in the last four months.
13:08
13:08

Katakwi Farmers Ask Govt for Fast Maturing Seeds food crisis 3

Farmers in Katakwi district have asked government for fast growing and maturing seeds as they prepare to receive first rains after a long dry spell. Close to 8,000 households or 45 of the district population of 165,000 people are surviving on just a meal a day.
07:12
07:12

Crop Failure Hits Kasese Farmers crop failures 3 1

Over four hundred acres of maize plantation in Kasese district have been put to waste following the persistent drought that has ravaged the district since November last year.
09:35
09:35

Ntoroko District Fails to Utilize Valley Dam Excavators valley dams 2

Ntoroko district is prone to prolonged droughts which have affected cattle keepers whose basic source of livelihood is livestock. Statistics from the veterinary office indicates that least 2000 heads of cattle die each year due to lack of access to water.
19:13
19:13

Rat Hunters Cause Livestock Migration In Karamoja prolonged dry spell 1 3

Most pastoralists attribute grass destruction to rat hunter in the sub region who have burnt unspecified hectares.
09:18
09:18

Cattle Markets Close as Drought Kills Livestock in Ntoroko michael baguma 1

The closed cattle markets are Majumbi in Rwebisengo Sub County, Makondo and Haibale in Kanara Sub County. These markets are often frequented on Mondays, Thursday and Saturday by traders from Bundibugyo and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
11:28
11:28

Schools Face Food Shortage Due to Dry Spell prolonged dry spell 1

Moses Kumaraki, the deputy head teacher says that the school is facing food shortage since their food stocks are almost running out.
12:41
12:41

Farmers Blame Crop Failure On Unreliable Weather Forecasts drought in karamoja 3 1

After bearing the effects of the dry season, maize farmers in Masindi partly attribute the problem to unreliable weather updates from the meteorological department. The farmers say according to forecasts for the first season, rain was anticipated up to the end of June, which was not the case.
09:08
09:08

Govt Tells Drought Hit Areas To Use Available Food Sparingly drought in karamoja 2 1

Only about 1,500 people in famine hit Karamoja region are being targeted with food support, according to the minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees. This is just a small fraction out of the 530,000 people at risk of starvation following the long drought in most parts of the country.
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