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UK farmers concerned over low quality meat imports after Brexit

London, UK | Xinhua | For Alan West, a recently retired sheep farmer and agricultural lecturer based in South East England, concern is growing over Britain’s position on the standards of imported meat and the fate of the British farm industry. Earlier this week, MPs rejected the latest attempt to require …

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Agriculture minister laments agricultural problems

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agriculture minister Vincent Ssempija has lamented the myriad of challenges that face the agriculture sector. The minister under whose docket also falls Animal Industry and Fisheries reeled off problem after problem under his docket while commissioning the improved modern livestock market in Ongino sub county …

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Impact of Covid-19 on small farmers

Although impact cannot be ascertained yet, the poor must be cushioned against worst effects COMMENT | MUKOTANYI ALEX | It was in December 2019 in a Chinese city of Wuhan that a new human coronavirus now popularly known as COVID-19 emerged. As of Friday July10, 2020 all over global Televisions …

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Evicted fishermen advised to embrace farming

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen who were recently evicted from illegal landing sites across Lake Albert in Bunyoro sub-region have been advised to embrace farming in order to sustain their livelihood. More than 200 landing sites in the districts of Hoima, Buliisa and Kikuube were listed for closure …

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Farmer groups in Mbale get tractors to boost commercial farming

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries under the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) has handed over tractors to groups in Mbale to boost commercial farming. The groups that received the tractors include; Bugisu Cooperative Union (BCU), Namabasa Community Farmers Group …

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