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Meat, milk demand outstrips supply in Albertine region

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A preliminary study by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) has revealed that as oil and gas developments kick off in the Albertine region, the demand for meat and milk has outstripped the supply. Tonny Odokonyero, a research fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) …

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Butambala bans transportation of livestock at night

Butambala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Butambala district has banned the transportation of meat and animals at night in a bid to curb the rampant theft of livestock. Fred Paks Kalema, the Butambala Resident District Commissioner says that they have received numerous complaints from farmers regarding the theft of livestock and …

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UN says livestock-based diets key to tackling global malnutrition crisis

  Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Sustainable consumption of livestock-based diets including meat, eggs, and milk should be prioritized in order to combat malnutrition affecting pregnant mothers and children in low-income countries, UN Nutrition said in a new report launched in Nairobi on Wednesday. Titled “Livestock-Derived Foods and Sustainable Healthy Diets,” …

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East Africa’s livestock sector reeling from climatic shocks

Climatic shocks have worsened poverty, food insecurity, and income losses to smallholder farmers and pastoralists in the region Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The livestock sector across the East and Horn of Africa has experienced a slump in productivity due to climatic shocks including frequent droughts, experts said at a virtual …

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Lyantonde residents allowed to eat meat for Easter

Quarantine lifted for Easter, after Foot and Mouth Disease ravages dairy sector in Lyantonde Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The yearning for meat for residents of Lyantonde town council was fixed just in time for Easter celebrations by the district authorities who relaxed the Foot-and-Mouth-Disease on the weekend. Meat …

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Gov’t to close abattoirs in cities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries plan to close abattoirs in cities after failing to maintain hygiene and sale quality meat. Bright Rwamirama, the State Minister of Animal Husbandry says that the work of slaughtering meat will be restricted to modern abattoirs which …

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FMD resurgence leaves Lyantonde meat consumers and dealers stranded

Lyantonde, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lyantonde district has suspended the sale of meat following the resurgence of Foot and Mouth Disease- FMD. This comes two weeks after FMD was confirmed in Lyantonde and several other districts across the country. The others are Ssembabule, Kalungu, Rakai, Kampala, Gomba, Wakiso, Kiboga, Kiruhura, …

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Two arrested in Kasese with meat infected with anthrax

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Katwe Kabatooro Town Council, in Kasese district, is holding two men who were found in possession of contaminated meat. The head of the Veterinary Department at the district Geoffrey Kalule says that the meat tested positive for anthrax which poses a threat to …

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Meat at sh1,000 as dry spell hits Nakasongola

    Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The price of meat has drastically fallen in Nakasongola district as scores of cattle die on a daily basis due to lack of water and pasture. A kilogram of meat now costs 1000 Shillings, down from 10,000 Shillings, while a cow goes …

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