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Uganda to manufacture anti-tick vaccines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The foot and mouth disease that has for long been a menace to farmers could soon be history as Uganda gets closer to producing its own vaccine. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries through the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is in advanced stages …

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Focus on funding for food security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has tasked the sector ministry to focus its budget priorities on food security. The committee Chairperson, Janet Okori-Moe said there is need for a clear strategy to handle food insecurity. She added that availing money for seeds for …

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FMD outbreak hits Luwero district

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a fresh outbreak of the highly contagious Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD in Luwero district. The disease has been reported in livestock farms in Kikyusa and Kamira sub-counties where it has spread to five farms within two weeks. As result, Timothy Kasule, the Luwero District …

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Pastoralists block UGX 8 Billion valley dam project

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pastoralists in Nakonyen village that borders Amudat and Moroto districts have halted the construction of the proposed Shillings 8 billion valley dam project. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries had already cleared about two square kilometers of land to start constructing the valley …

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Police recover grinding machine stolen by Pader district officials

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Pader district has recovered a grinding machine worth 35 million Shillings which had reportedly gone missing. The grinding machine was given to the community by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, through the National Agricultural Advisory Services-NAADS secretariat in August 2019, to …

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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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