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Elephants forcing farmers to abandon gardens in Kitgum

 Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Farmers in the areas of Orom in Kitgum district have abandoned gardens, even as counterparts in the region prepare land for the start of the main cropping season. The onset of the March to May rainfall was expected to be a busy time for farmers, …

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Early rainfall raises hope among farmers in Acholi sub region

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There is excitement among farmers in Acholi Sub Region as the first rainfall sets in. Different districts in Acholi Sub Region including Gulu, Omoro, Lamwo, Nwoya and Kitgum have for the past three days started experiencing rainfall. This has however given hope among farmers with …

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Agriculture ministry cautions NGOs against issuing own weather forecast information

Uncoordinated release of weather forecast information has resulted into losses to farmers Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF has cautioned development partners implementing Agro-pastoralists projects in Karamoja to avoid issuing weather forecast related information to farmers. John Lodungokol, the Assistant Commission in Charge …

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Experts tip farmers ahead of new planting season

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts have advised the farmers to prepare for early planting during March and early April when the rainy season sets in. Early planting is said to be important because crops can overcome pests and crop diseases. It is also recommended because it leads to better …

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Lamwo poultry farmers struggling with coccidiosis diseases outbreak

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Poultry farmers in Lamwo district are grappling with huge losses following an outbreak of Coccidiosis that ismainly affecting chicken. The outbreak has been reported in Locken East, Locken West, Palwal, Ongako, Alenyo and Tadi villages in Wangtit parish, Padibe East Sub County and in the neighbouring …

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Abera irrigation scheme boosts vegetable farming in Gulu district

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The 700 Million Shillings Abera mini-irrigation scheme has boosted vegetable growing among farmers in Paibona Sub County Gulu district. The scheme located in Ayweri Village was constructed by the Ministry of Water and Environment to facilitate commercial farming among vulnerable households in Gulu district. Erick …

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