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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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NDA boss wants stores for veterinary medicines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairman board of the National Drug Authority (NDA), Dr Merdard Bitekyereezo says he intends to ensure there are effective animal medicines on the market. According to Bitekyereezo, all his efforts in riding the veterinary medicine sector of fake products was impeded by lack of an …

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Desert Locust invasion

  Why Uganda could incur over Shs 800bn in agricultural losses Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda risks losing up to Shs 800bn (US$218.3 million) in export revenue if the desert locusts are not halted in the coming weeks, according to the agriculture ministry. East Africa’s third largest economy …

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Uganda seeks UGX 16 Bn to recoil hatching locusts eggs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is seeking an additional 16 billion Shillings to deal with hatching eggs of deserts locusts that have infiltrated several parts of the country. Agriculture Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja told journalists in Kampala that a technical field expert team which was sent to neighbouring Kenya …

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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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