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We prefer donations in kind to cash – Minister Tumwebaze

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Frank Tumwebaze is discouraging donors from giving his ministry cash. Tumwebaze said cash donations are tempting and also items to be procured could take longer because of the procedures that must be taken such as domestic and international …

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EU gives Uganda Ushs140b for emergencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The European Commission has announced new funding of €32 million euro (Ushs 140 billion) towards humanitarian activities in Uganda.  This is part of a wider Horn of Africa humanitarian assistance worth €149 million in aid for the year 2021. The Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, …

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Minister attributes elections loss to desert locust propaganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agriculture Minister has attributed his loss in the January general elections to propaganda over intervention on the desert locusts. The head of the docket Vincent Ssempijja lost to National Unity Platform-NUP party candidate Francis Katabaazi in the Kalungu East County parliamentary race. Ssempijja who was …

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MAAIF receives equipment worth UGX 40 billion to fight desert locusts

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Ministry has received a donation worth US$ 11 Million approximately Shillings 39.6 Billion in preparations for the anticipated second wave of Desert Locusts in the country. The donation includes three vehicles, 22 Yamaha motorcycles, mobile phones and chemicals among …

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FAO seeks funding for locust fight in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Wednesday appealed for additional funding to enable it to scale up operations against desert locusts in Somalia. The UN agency said the international community has committed 50.4 million U.S. dollars so far to support FAO and …

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UN issues alert on new wave of desert locusts in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has issued an alert on the fresh desert locust invasions in Somalia that pose a huge threat to food security. In its desert locust situation update, FAO said more swarms will in the next days …

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Swarms of locusts in Karamoja may have hatched – Entomologists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Entomologists in Karamoja are concerned that the eggs laid by the adult locusts during the first invasion are hatching. According to the entomologists, this confirms earlier fears that the eggs could hatch after three to seven months once the conditions are favorable. This follows …

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