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Expert calls for interventions on unsafe foods

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Many people leaving in urban areas are resorting to unsafe food consumption as recommended foods are becoming too expensive for them. Agnes Kirabo, the Executive Director of a local NGO Food Rights Alliance has revealed. She says that policymakers should be thinking about how to …

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Resources for agriculture in Uganda

Planning and allocating resources to agriculture must follow five principles and 20 interconnected actions COMMENT | MILDRED BARUNGI | “A world where food is nutritious and accessible for everyone, in which natural resources are managed in a way that maintains ecosystem functions to support current and future human needs.” This …

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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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