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Experts convene in Uganda to tackle food insecurity in IGAD Region

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Crop and livestock experts are meeting in Uganda to address emerging threats to food security, particularly in the livestock sector. The three-day summit that kicked off on Tuesday at the Imperial Golf View Hotel in Entebbe, aims to identify challenges, develop strategies, and adopt policy …

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OMORO: Women use organic foods to address malnutrition, food insecurity

Omoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mothers in Omoro district are using organic foods to fight malnutrition in children, breastfeeding mothers, and elderly persons. Spread across the district, the women formed farmer groups in 2019, which are tasked with plant breeding, food preservation, marketing, processing, and packaging of the neglected and …

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MPs task government on food policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Forum on Food Security, Population and Development want the government to draft a food security and nutrition policy to guide the country’s efforts of addressing food insecurity. Led by the Chairperson Anthony Akol, the MPs issued a statement on Wednesday in …

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Gov’t to table UGX 300Bn supplementary budget for food production

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economics Development is preparing to table a supplementary budget of up to Shillings 300 billion to fund the extensive food growth project with the aim of fighting food insecurity in the country. As a means of eradicating food insecurity, …

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MPs demand seedlings to ward off famine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MPs want government to urgently distribute seedlings to avert the famine in the country. Kilak North County MP, Anthony Akol, said that the long dry spell has left Ugandan farmers without seeds, despite the current rainy season. “This month of August is the right time that …

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Luwero maize farmers counting losses over drought

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Maize farmers in Luwero district are counting losses following the prolonged drought that has affected their crops. Households in 76 out of 100 parishes in Luwero district are involved in maize growing, according to the Parish Development Model household survey. However, the dry spell has …

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Kenya lowers cost of maize flour amid hunger crisis

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday his government has reduced the price of maize flour by half, to cushion citizens from acute food insecurity linked to prolonged drought and the skyrocketing cost of fuel. Kenyatta said that a two-kg packet of maize flour would be retailing …

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