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Agago district gets UGX 351M livestock market

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agago District has received a livestock market worth 341 million Shillings financed under the local government excellence funds of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda-DINU. Alwa Livestock Market was constructed with funds from the European Union through the United Nations Capital Development Fund-UNCDF with a …

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NEBBI: Livestock disease kills 14,000 goats

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nebbi district veterinary department is struggling to contain an outbreak of the Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP), a disease which is highly fatal in cattle and other hoofed animals. At least 14,650 goats have died and 53,397 goats have been infected following the outbreak of …

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Livestock dealers in Pakwach defy animal quarantine

Pakwach, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Livestock dealers in Pakwach District are openly flouting the temporary animal quarantine imposed due to the outbreak of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) and Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP). Despite the quarantine encompassing Payimur sub-county, Payimur Town Council, Alwi sub-county, Pakwach sub-county, and Panyango sub-county, which …

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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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