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Low oxgyen killed Nile perch fish in Lake Victoria – MAAIF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The authorities in Uganda have confirmed the death of Nile Perch was due to low oxygen in water. According to Pius Wakabi, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), the reduction of oxygen levels in the waters of Lakes Victoria, Kyoga …

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Uganda’s milk production has increased by 8% – Ssempija

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda’s milk production has increased by 8% for the financial years between 2018/19 and 2019/20.  According to Vincent Bamulanzeeki Ssempija, the Minister for Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Uganda produced 2.5 billion litres of milk in 2018/19, compared to 2.7 billion litres in …

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Kampala residents lack food

More towns also affected, according to experts Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | People living in towns are likely not to have food in the right amounts and nutritious value in the coming months, according to experts from 15 international organisations is who monitor such issues.They include United Nations agencies like …

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Gov’t to rehabilitate Kagwara fish handling facility

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has unveiled plans to rehabilitate Kagwara fish handling facility. This comes after Serere district leaders criticized the poor state of the facility. The facility constructed between 2009 and 2013 with funding from African Development Bank has been lying idle after the district leadership …

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Desert locusts destroy crop gardens in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Desert locusts have invaded Moroto district for the second time destroying several crop gardens in Rupa sub county according to local authorities. The locusts first landed in Abule parish on Saturday and spread to Lolung Parish where they devoured crops and vegetation for two …

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Desert locusts spread to four districts in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Desert locusts have arrived in Nabilatuk through Nakapiripirit district. Another swarm has been sighted in Nakabaat, Moroto district. The locusts were seen approaching Kosike HC111, a few minutes to 3:00 pm on Sunday by residents. After about one hour, the first swarm was sighted …

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Gov’t sets aside UGX 11 billion to fight desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has set aside 11 Billion Shillings as part of a contingency plan to fight desert locusts. Uganda is potentially threatened by the highly mobile and destructive desert locusts which have attacked three East African countries including Kenya, which neighbors Uganda. Swarms of billions of …

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Agric tech entrepreneurs win government business with flagship project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A new generation of Ugandan entrepreneurs has won business opportunities with a flagship government project to help drive forward the digital revolution in agriculture. At an event in Kampala this week, Uganda’s Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, Fisheries (MAAIF), in partnership with the World …

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Resources for agriculture in Uganda

Planning and allocating resources to agriculture must follow five principles and 20 interconnected actions COMMENT | MILDRED BARUNGI | “A world where food is nutritious and accessible for everyone, in which natural resources are managed in a way that maintains ecosystem functions to support current and future human needs.” This …

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