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Kenyan fishmongers stage protest over impounded trucks

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Business grounded to a halt at Busia border on Friday when fishmongers from Busia county in Kenya rose up in arms protesting the impounding of their fish at Mpondwe border in Kasese with the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. The fishmongers accused the Ugandan Ministry of Agriculture, …

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Uganda runs out of FMD vaccines as demand rises

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries –MAAIF is unable to carry out the mass vaccination of cattle against Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD due to vaccine shortage. Dozens of districts across the country such as Gomba, Isingiro, Kazo, Kiruhura, Wakiso, Kiboga, Kiryandongo, Koboko, Masindi, …

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Sironko receives UGX 800M to support scale irrigation

Sironko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sironko district has received Shillings 800million from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries-MAAIF for the purchase of irrigation equipment to support high-value crop production under the scale irrigation program. The District Production Officer, Patrick Charlie Okori, says that the project targets 250 farmers …

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Gulu district seeks additional 6,000 FMD vaccines

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thousands of cattle in Gulu are battling the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) as the district awaits the delivery of additional 6,000 doses of vaccines by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animals Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF). The high contagious FMD broke out in the district in …

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Over 500 dogs, cats vaccinated against rabies in Arua

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 500 dogs and cats have been vaccinated against rabies in Vurra sub county, Arua district. Rabies is a deadly virus spread to people from the saliva of infected animals and is usually transmitted through animal bites. The exercise being undertaken in Pajulu, Arua …

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MAAIF lifts livestock quarantine in Nakaseke after two years

Nakaseke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF has lifted quarantine restrictions on Nakaseke district exciting local leaders and pastoralists. In 2019, the ministry imposed quarantine restrictions on Ngoma, Kinoni sub-counties and Ngoma town council following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). The …

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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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Uganda’s tick vaccine in final development stage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A vaccine against the tick-borne diseases developed by Ugandan scientists is due to be commercially usable by the end of this year. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, MAAIF, Frank Kagyigyi Tumwebaze says the program is going on as scheduled and the vaccine …

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Sironko pleads for more FMD vaccines

Sironko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Sironko district is seeking more vaccines to vaccinate more cattle against Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD after using up the 500 doses supplied by the Ministry of Agricultural, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF. The District Veterinary Officer, John Wanzala, says FMD broke out in the district in …

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