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MAAIF, UBOS officials on the spot over misappropriation of funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, and Uganda Bureau of Statistics-UBOS have agreed to refund more than 9.9 Billion Shillings which they illegally acquired through false accountability. In October 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture disbursed 9 Billion Shillings to Bukalasa Agricultural …

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MPs criticise discriminatory issuance of fishing licences

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from the fishing communities have criticised the discriminatory issuance of artisanal licences to fishermen. While addressing the media at Parliament on Monday, 06 June 2022, the MPs accused the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries of deliberately frustrating and denying Ugandans fishing …

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Nwoya gets 4,000 doses of rabies vaccines

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nwoya District Veterinary department will next week launch a mass vaccination exercise for pet dogs against rabies in the various sub-counties. This follows the delivery of 4,000 doses of rabies vaccines by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries last week. Nwoya District is …

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Armyworm invasion spreads to Kotido district

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Kotido district are alarmed by the invasion of armyworms which are scaring them from opening up their gardens in the first season of rain. The farmers in Kotido confirmed that the district has been affected by the invasion of the armyworms, a pest …

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Tsetse flies invade Kiruhura district

Kiruhura, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiruhura district has been invaded by tsetse flies with the residents calling for government support to eradicate the pests that have seen several cattle in the area die. Nyabushozi County Member of Parliament, Wilson Kajwengye raised the matter of national importance during a plenary sitting …

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Ntungamo cattle farmers want government to ease livestock quarantine

Ntungamo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cattle farmers in Ntungamo district want the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to ease the foot and mouth disease quarantine regulations imposed on two sub-counties. The government imposed total livestock quarantine on the sub counties of Rubaare and Ngoma in February, 2022 following …

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Farmers shun digital financing platforms: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A lot of farmers are still hesitant to embrace digital transactions even when these present immense opportunities such as accessing credit through mobile money. Irene Sekamwa Kajoro, a Product Manager of Financial Services Development at the Agricultural Business Initiative says they see a lot of phobias, …

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Masaka receives 33,000 bags of fertilizers to boost coffee production

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has delivered a batch of 33,000 bags of fertilizers of 50 kilograms each to the districts of Greater Masaka to boost coffee production. The benefiting coffee farmers are in the districts of; Masaka, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Bukomansimbi, Sembabule, Kyotera …

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Parliament tasks Minister on fish maw licences

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is expected to present a comprehensive report to Parliament regarding the progress of business in the fisheries sector. This follows concerns raised by Charles Tebandeke, Bbale County MP on discrimination in issuance of licences to fish maw traders …

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African armyworm ravages farms in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |The ministry of agriculture has warned that several parts of the country have been invaded by the African armyworm (larva of Spodoptera exempta), a pest that attacks cereals and grasses or pastures. Agriculture Minister Frank Tumwebaze tweeted on Tuesday that so far, 14 districts have …

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