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New pests invade Kasese tomato farmers

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in the Mubuku irrigation scheme in Kasese district are counting losses after a strange pest attacked their tomato gardens. Farmers say the pest mines new fruits leaving holes. The larva feeds voraciously on the tomato fruits, plants, producing large galleys in leaves. They add …

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Gov’t pledges support to cotton and vanilla farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is implementing a training programme through the Ministry of Agriculture to empower farmers with skills on production and marketing procedures of agricultural products that face price fluctuations. According to the State Minister for Industry, David Bahati, government  will facilitate farmers to join cooperatives so …

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Kiruhura district authorities worried of new FMD wave

Kiruhura, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiruhura district authorities have raised concern about another wave of Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD because of the farmer’s failure to follow the containment measures put in place to stop the spread of the highly contagious disease. In June this year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal …

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Gulu receives 4,000 FMD vaccine doses

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu district has received 4,000 Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine doses. Jackson Lakor, the Gulu District Production Officer says that the vaccines from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries will target cattle in the most affected areas in Palaro and Awach sub counties. …

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FMD vaccination: Gov’t to prioritize districts along Tanzania border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is prioritizing vaccination of livestock against Foot and Mouth Disease in all districts along the Uganda-Tanzania border. This follows reports of cross border grazing and illegal cattle trade. The two activities have been cited as the major reasons …

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1.5 billion shillings fish collection center lying idle in Kenya

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A fish collection center built in Majanji sub-county in Busia district has remained idle for the last 7 years. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries set up the Shillings 1. 5 billion fish collection center with funding from the African Development Bank. The …

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FMD: Kazo leaders, farmers want government to ease livestock quarantine

Kazo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kazo district Foot and Mouth disease taskforce and cattle farmers want the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to ease the quarantine regulations on sub-counties that are disease free. Government imposed total livestock quarantine in Kazo district in January following the outbreak of the …

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MPs demand status on distribution of hand hoes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Agriculture Committee have tasked the Ministry of Agriculture to explain the status of distribution of hand hoes to farmers. The Minister of Agriculture Frank Tumwebaze together with the Minister of State for Animal Industry, Bright Rwamirama on Wednesday had appeared …

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