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China moves to fast-track agriculture production in Uganda

Wakiso, Uganda | Xinhua | On a hot December day in the Wakiso district in Uganda’s Central Region, 56-year-old Chinese agriculture expert Chen Taihua, gazing at the fish ponds at the Chinese-built agriculture center, was deep in thought of how lessons learnt back home can be implemented in rural Uganda to …

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Police probes restaurants, butchers over purchase of stolen meat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Crime Intelligence-DCI is probing several restaurants, butchers, and hotels in Kampala that have been facilitating livestock theft by providing a ready market. The decision to probe the implicated restaurants, butcheries, and hotels stems from the arrest of three suspects believed to be …

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Animal quarantine imposed in Bukedea to contain FMD

Bukedea, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bukedea district authorities have announced a livestock quarantine in Kamutur and Aminit sub-counties following the outbreak of the foot and mouth disease. The affected sub-counties border Bulambuli and Napak districts where the disease was announced earlier. Aloysius Bukenya, the acting Bukedea District Veterinary Officer, says …

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MPs call for livestock vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament want government to carry out countrywide vaccination of livestock to curb the spread of the foot and mouth disease in the cattle corridor. The call was made after Napak District Woman Member of Parliament, Faith Nakut raised a matter of urgency during …

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300 livestock succumb to tick-borne disease in Amudat

Amudat, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pastoralists in Amudat district are counting losses after losing their livestock to the tick-borne disease. Over 300 cows have succumbed to the tick-borne disease in the district in the last six months. Betty Chelain, the Amudat Woman Member of Parliament, says that each day, the …

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MPs to investigate irregular compensation of Acholi, Teso war claimants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Government Assurance and Implementation Committee have resolved to investigate irregularities surrounding livestock compensation. It follows queries over the ongoing livestock verification process, and methods of compensation which were presented to the Committee by Jackson Kafuuzi, the Deputy Attorney General. According …

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Ntungamo district partially lifts livestock quarantine

Ntungamo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ntungamo district has partially lifted the Foot and Mouth disease quarantine in Kajara and Ruhaama counties almost six months after it was announced to contain the outbreak. The government imposed total livestock quarantine on the sub counties of Rubaare and Ngoma in February following the …

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