Charles Kizito, a farmer at Kyampologoma village in Kamira town council, says that the African Armyworms destroyed his one acre of maize within a day causing him a financial loss of about Shillings 400,000.
Michael Odong, an assistant commissioner in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fishers left Entebbe International Airport on October 22nd abroad a KLM flight. He was found in possession of passport number B1140204 and visa documents indicating that he was proceeding to Geneva, Switzerland.
Crop pollinator insects are quickly disappearing from Busoga region, a phenomenon that has left farmers baffled. But comments from agriculture specialists show that the insects have been exposed to common agricultural chemicals while pollinating crops.
Ernest Nabihamba, the senior production and Environment officer Jinja municipality says farmers are polluting the ground, river, and Lake Water with huge amounts of nitrogen, ammonia, phosphorous, and nitrates from fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.