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17:33
17:33

New Program Takes Over Palm Oil Growing Across the Country 1 1 Top story

The Project takes over from the Vegetable Oil Development Project, which has been managing palm oil growing on Kalangala’s Main Island Bugala and the outlying islands of Bunyama and Bubembe.
08:32
08:32

FAO, MAAIF Prepare Against Tilapia Lake Virus Threat nile tilapia 2 1 Top story

Rukunya says the Agriculture Ministry and FAO have embarked on strengthening research laboratories at the Fisheries Institute and Makerere University with the necessary equipment and train technical persons in bio-security matters.
07:46
07:46

Moroto Residents Find Fortune in Chicken Business moroto municipality 1

As a coping mechanism, many locals have resorted to selling chicken given the attractive prices. A hen that used to cost between Shillings 8,000 and 13,000 has shot up to Shillings 20,000.
19:14
19:14

Government aims at improving the livelihoods of fishing communities, especially women and youths. fish cage farming 4 1

The two year project, launched in Masaka on Wednesday, aims at improving the livelihoods of fishing communities, especially women and youths. It will benefit at least 25 groups of 20-25 people in three districts of Masaka, Kalungu and Kalangala.
16:58
16:58

Kotido to Get Regional Cattle Market world bank funding 3

The cattle market facility is expected to contain among others; offices for local government personnel, revenue collectors, veterinary doctors and other assorted services for the cattle sellers including paddocks for systematic trade.
07:35
07:35

Livestock Quarantine Imposed in Moroto livestock disease 1

According to a letter signed by Dr Doris Kiconco on behalf of the Commissioner, Animal Health in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, all the surrounding areas with the radius of 20km will also be affected.
19:28
19:28

Government Needs UGX 16 Billion to Fight Kariba Weed water hyacinth 2 1

Agriculture Minister Vincent Ssempijja says the weed has reached alarming levels, affecting fishing activities, the quality and quantity of water from the water bodies, hydro power generation, tourism and water transport, among others.
17:32
17:32

Moroto Battling Numerous Livestock Diseases karamoja sub region 2 1

Dr. Moses Okino, the Moroto District Veterinary Officer, says they have written to the Commissioner, Animal Health in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries for guidance and intervention.
12:14
12:14

IFAD Gives UGX 777 Billion for National Oil Palm Program palm oil growing 1 1

Connie Masaba, the Head of the Vegetable Oil Development Program under the Ministry of Agriculture says, such program is projected to boost Ugandas economy through Palm Oil Production and improve lives of people in areas the project will be implemented.
14:16
14:16

Gulu Recruits Village Agriculture Agents to Boost Production 1 1

Jackson Lakor, the Gulu district production officer says the village agents will be trained in pest control, disease management and proper post-harvest handling to minimize food losses among smallholder farmers.
10:50
10:50

Kasese Introduces Plant Clinics 3

The clinics which are operated by plant doctors help to identify the causes of plant health problems and find solutions. Farmers take samples of their diseased crops to the plant doctors who are specially trained to diagnose crop diseases and offer advice to farmers on the best way to treat them.
07:19
07:19

OWC Coordinators On the Spot for Supplying Poor Quality Inputs mismanagement 1 5

In August 2017, the OWC coordinators delivered 25 heifers in Lwengo and Masaka districts respectively; which they said were of good quality breed. However, most of the beneficiaries complain that they were given poor quality animals some of which were sick and have since died.
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17:33

Minister Tasks Karamoja Officials on Livestock Diseases john byabagambi 1 3

Dr. Henry Mulondo, the Kotido District Veterinary Officer, says the population doesnt heed to advice from technical people.
10:25
10:25

Gov'ts Urged To Adopt Crop Quarantine to Stop Fall Army Worms 6

Dr. John Recha, a Kenyan Agronomist with the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security CCAFS in East Africa, says once enforced crop quarantine will overwhelm the pest to extinction.
10:48
10:48

Museveni Calls for Improvement in Agriculture Sector 3

Museveni who presided over the 56th National Independence celebrations held at Kasasa Sub County in Kyotera district expressed concern that the agricultural sector has not developed at the same rate compared to other sectors despite its capacity to turn around the economy.
15:27
15:27

Study: Fertilizer Demand High in Northern Uganda 1 7

The recommendation was based on the Northern Uganda Fertiliser Market Study commissioned by NU-TEC MD, a study that set out to analyse current fertiliser market system and explore the potential to expand fertiliser use in the four key crops grown in northern Uganda.
14:50
14:50

Karamoja Leaders Warn of Looming Hunger sorghum midge fly 3 1 Top story

Ambrose Lotuke, the Kotido District LC V chairperson, says besides water logging, pests like sorghum midge and muddle bug ravaged gardens.
15:34
15:34

Agriculture Ministry Roots for Policy on Proper Land Use 1 1

Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, the Minister of Agriculture says that the policy will ensure that the available land resource is properly utilized to effectively benefit the country.
12:46
12:46

Minister Stops Mubuku Irrigation Scheme from Charging Entry Fees 4

Kibanzanga says it is unfortunate the scheme which was established for learning purposes and boosting agricultural productivity was being used to extort money from the very people it is supposed to benefit.
10:54
10:54

Bukomansimbi Coffee Dealers Protest New Tax 2

In the 2018/19 budget, government introduced a 1 per cent direct tax paid on each kilogram of processed coffee.
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