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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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Africa coffee industry seeks to succeed without foreign influence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | African coffee-producing countries have gathered in Nairobi to chart ways of improving the continent’s coffee sector and cushion it from global shocks. These include the effects of pandemics, trade barriers, and market dynamics like unfair taxes and trade restrictions among others. The first G25 Coffee …

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African armyworm ravages farms in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |The ministry of agriculture has warned that several parts of the country have been invaded by the African armyworm (larva of Spodoptera exempta), a pest that attacks cereals and grasses or pastures. Agriculture Minister Frank Tumwebaze tweeted on Tuesday that so far, 14 districts have …

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Agriculture ministry to introduce Hass avocado as priority crop for Busoga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agriculture minister Frank Tumwebaze has proposed the introduction of Hass Avocado in Busoga to replace sugarcane growing. Hass Avocado is a commercially popular and nutritious fruit and one of the 19 crops that the Ministry of Agriculture is promoting under the Agricultural value chain development strategy. …

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Among commissions construction of Shs71Bn irrigation scheme

Bukedea, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has broken ground for the construction of Shs71billion Acomai irrigation scheme in Kamutur sub county, Bukedea district. The project, which is under the Agricultural Value Chain Development Programme being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, …

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We prefer donations in kind to cash – Minister Tumwebaze

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Frank Tumwebaze is discouraging donors from giving his ministry cash. Tumwebaze said cash donations are tempting and also items to be procured could take longer because of the procedures that must be taken such as domestic and international …

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FMD vaccination: Gov’t to prioritize districts along Tanzania border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is prioritizing vaccination of livestock against Foot and Mouth Disease in all districts along the Uganda-Tanzania border. This follows reports of cross border grazing and illegal cattle trade. The two activities have been cited as the major reasons …

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MAAIF dispatches 500,000 FMD vaccine doses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF has dispatched half a million doses of Fotivax, a Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine. The doses will be distributed to 52 districts along the cattle corridor including Kiruhura, Lwengo, Kazo, Isingiro and Lyantonde. The Minister of Agriculture, …

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