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Kigezi residents shun orange fleshed sweet potato

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Kigezi region have shunned the orange-fleshed sweet potato, a variety which was introduced to fight malnutrition among children. The orange-fleshed sweet potato provides a much-needed boost to the immune system and helps prevent serious conditions like early-onset blindness. Nutritional experts say that eating …

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UNBS, MAAIF partner to tackle aflatoxins in food stuffs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards, UNBS, has allied with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF, along with civil society organizations to fight aflatoxins in the country’s produce, especially grain foods. Aflatoxins are poisonous compounds produced by molds/fungi when they invade not-well-dried foods such …

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Government sets date for harvest of vanilla

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries-MAAIF has set July 7th as the harvest date for vanilla in the country. This follows the rampant cases of vanilla theft, which compromises the quality of vanilla beans supplied to the market. Fred Bwino …

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MAAIF commissions tsetse fly, trypanosomiasis resource center

Buikwe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Animal Industry, Bright Rwamirama has commissioned a tsetse fly, trypanosomiasis resource centre at the Njeru based stock farm in Buikwe district. The center which shall be manned by officials from the Uganda Trypanosomiasis Control Council-UTCC, will foster research on tsetse …

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Rukiga leaders demand autonomy over UMFSNP project

Rukiga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Rukiga district are demanding autonomy in the management of the Uganda Multi-Sectoral Food Security and Nutrition Project (UMFSNP), which is under the Global Agricultural and Food Security Program (GAFSP). The World bank supervises the nutrition-agriculture linked project, which delivers nutrition services at …

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Vet doctors demand better regulation of animal drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Veterinary Association (UVA) has asked government to give them a greater role in the regulation of veterinary drugs to help stop a flood of fake products in the country. They have demanded that government brings back the regulation of veterinary drugs to the Ministry …

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Ministry of Agriculture lifts animal quarantine in Nwoya, Gulu district

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) has lifted the animal quarantine restrictions in Gulu and Nwoya districts. The ministry imposed a quarantine in Nwoya and Gulu districts in July and September last year respectively following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease …

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MP Macho accuses MAAIF of failing to control fish trade sabotage

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Geoffrey Macho, the Busia Municipality member of parliament has complained over mishandling of fish trade in the border district under the oversight of the ministry of agriculture, animal industry and fisheries- (MAAIF). As area MP, Macho is also alleging that Simon Emongot, a fisheries officer …

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Prolonged quarantine on livestock movement irks Gulu traders

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of businessmen and leaders in Gulu district are unhappy with the prolonged quarantine imposed on the movement of cattle. Gulu district was placed under animal quarantine by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries in September last year following the outbreak of Foot …

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Ministry of Agriculture lifts livestock quarantine in Katakwi

Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF has lifted the ban on the sale, consumption, and movement of livestock in Katakwi district. The quarantine was imposed in August 2021 in the sub-counties of Getom, Kapujan, Katakwi, and Okulonyo following the outbreak of Foot and …

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