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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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Garbage meat gives ‘Junk Food’ new meaning

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Life in the slums of Manila can be incredibly difficult, and putting food on the table every day is a big challenge. That’s what makes “pagpag” so popular. This term usually refers to the dust one shakes out of clothing or carpets, but in …

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