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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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New handling system designed to abolish milk adulteration

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has designed a new system of ensuring improved standards of milk, especially for raw or unprocessed milk on the market. This will replace the open system currently where the milk is vended from jerry-cans or aluminium cans, which increases the vulnerability of the …

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Delayed release of World Bank funds affects Kabarole projects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Economy Committee which is monitoring the performance of a US$150 million World Bank loan under the Agricultural Cluster Development Project (ACDP) has discovered that  Kabarole district has not received funding for most of its investment projects. Legislators doubtful of the intention of the Ministry …

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No impact from US$150m World Bank loan for agriculture – MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators on the Committee on National Economy have slammed the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries for poorly utilising the US$150m loan borrowed to boost productivity and market for maize, rice, coffee, and beans in selected districts. The six-year loan, implemented with support from the …

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Agriculture ministry to introduce Hass avocado as priority crop for Busoga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agriculture minister Frank Tumwebaze has proposed the introduction of Hass Avocado in Busoga to replace sugarcane growing. Hass Avocado is a commercially popular and nutritious fruit and one of the 19 crops that the Ministry of Agriculture is promoting under the Agricultural value chain development strategy. …

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Among commissions construction of Shs71Bn irrigation scheme

Bukedea, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has broken ground for the construction of Shs71billion Acomai irrigation scheme in Kamutur sub county, Bukedea district. The project, which is under the Agricultural Value Chain Development Programme being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, …

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