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NARO conducting research on desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Agricultural Research Organization –NARO is conducting a research on a total of 200 desert locusts. Winfred Aol Opiyo, an Entomologist at National Agricultural Research Organization –NARO told URN in an interview that the scientific investigation will determine the correct dose of chemicals being …

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Gov’t runs out of chemicals to fight desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has run out of aerial spray chemicals to fight desert locusts. The shortage has come at a time when authorities have confirmed a third wave of locust invasion. Reports indicate that two swarms reportedly entered the country on Monday through Rupa, Moroto and Kakamongole …

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Desert locusts: UPDF change spraying time

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | UPDF soldiers deployed to combat desert locusts in Karamoja spent the better part of Tuesday night spraying the devastative insects. The team sprayed the locusts in the areas of Moruita and Kakomole sub counties in Nakapiripirit, near the border with Nabilatuk district. Col. Ezra Braruhanga, …

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Desert locusts disrupt business in Soroti town

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Businesses came to a standstill in Soroti town this morning as residents had sight of desert locusts’ invasion in town for the very first time. Many people abandoned their shops, offices and all other activities to have a glimpse of the migratory insects. Desert locusts that …

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Moroto district seeks UGX 230m for desert locust surveillence

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto district has requested for 234 million Shillings from the central government to enable it to carry out surveillance against the desert locusts. The budget was submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industries and fisheries, last week. If granted, the money, according to the Chief …

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Locust swarms could cause food insecurity

  On Feb.09, the much anticipated swarms of desert locusts invaded Uganda from neighbouring Kenya through the northeastern district of Amudat. The government and its development partners including the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have since been battling the destructive insects which are now moving southwards. Experts on the …

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Minister cautions against consumption of desert locusts

 Nakapiripirit, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  State Minister for Agriculture Aggrey Bagiire has cautioned against the consumption of desert locusts. The minister issued the warning during an interface with the media in Nakapiripirit following reports that residents in parts of Acholi, Teso and Karamoja had turned the migratory pests into a …

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