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Uganda to host regional livestock Gene bank

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is set to launch a regional Gene Bank, a scientific measure to preserve indigenous animal genetic materials which are threatened by population pressure, land scarcity and climate change, among other man made factors. The bank will preserve animal genetic resources germplasm for 12 …

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Fall armyworm frustrates maize farmers in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a growing level of frustration among maize farmers in Gulu district following the damage of their crop gardens by the invasive Fall Armyworm-FAW.  The most affected are farmers in Unyama, Patiko, Bungatira, Awach, Palaro and Cwero Sub counties in Gulu district. The …

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Scientists move towards biological weapon against fall armyworm

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Fall Armyworm has been devastating the maize crop since 2016. Scientists hop that biological control method will minimize the use of synthetic insecticides and reduce harm to the environment Insect scientists within Africa including neighbouring Kenya say they have discovered a biological weapon …

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FAO, Japanese government boost refugees in Moyo, Yumbe

  Moyo, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | It is 1pm.  Dressed in UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) white T-shirts, men and women sing songs of praise as a convoy of vehicles snake its way in Palorinya East Village in Moyo District. The delegation consists of FAO representative to Uganda …

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UN confirms 19 staff killed in Ethiopian airlines crash

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Department of Safety and Security has confirmed that it lost 19 of its staff members in the Ethiopian Airlines crash which killed more than 150 people yesterday. Among the dead are seven staff of the World Food Programme and two from the …

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