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National calibration food laboratory project to cost UGX 14.9 Billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Permanent secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Pius Wakabi Kassaja says the construction of the National calibration food laboratory will cost about Uganda shillings 14.9 billion. Calibration is regarded as a process where measurements of a test instrument or equipment …

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1,800 farmers in Kwania enroll for cluster development project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 1,820 farmers in Kwania district have subscribed for the unique Agricultural Cluster Development Project -ACDP. ACDP is a five-year government project initiated in 2018 to improve on-farm productivity, production, and volumes of selected agricultural commodities in specific geographical clusters of the country. …

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Veterinary officers treat animals without proper diagnosis- Commissioner

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Commissioner in the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries has revealed that most veterinary officers in Uganda are administering treatment without proper diagnosis of animal diseases. Dr. Anna Rose Ademun Okurut, who is in-charge of animal health says that many veterinary officers tend …

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Livestock quarantine lifted in Karamoja

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries has lifted the ban on the sale of animals and their products in Kotido, Kaabong and Abim districts. In November 2019, the Ministry imposed a quarantine in the three districts following an outbreak of foot and …

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Government moves to boost fish farming in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has undertaken initiatives to boost fish farming in Masaka sub-region, as one of the measures to address unemployment among youth and women. The Ministry’s Undersecretary Ronald Ssegawa Gyagenda says that their technical teams have identified two …

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Ministry of Agriculture lifts livestock quarantine in Sembabule

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries has lifted the ban on the sale of animals and their products in the district. In 2019, the Agricultural, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Ministry imposed a ban on the sale livestock to contain the highly contagious …

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Fishing on L. Kyoga to resume with ban set to be lifted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has announced that a fishing ban imposed on Lake Kyoga will be lifted within the next three weeks. The Uganda People’s Défense Forces-UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit and the Ministry of Agriculture imposed a ban on all fishing activities at Lake Kyoga in 2019, …

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Gov’t injects UGX 3.7Bn in farmer’s cooperatives in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Ministry has committed up to Shillings 3.7 billion to support Agro-processing and storage of produce in Masaka district. The money has been disbursed as a matching grant to sixteen farmers’ cooperatives in Masaka. Some of the beneficiaries are …

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