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Agriculture ministry intensifies research on hass avocado

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture has intensified research on the viability of Hass avocado farming in the different parts of the country. Hass Avocado is a variety said to be incredibly nutritious and containing potassium, heart-healthy acids as well as fibre. The variety with a dark green …

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Gov’t to levy tax on fish maw exports

Government has been advised to undertake analytical studies on the value of fish maw internationally with the view to increase the levy upwards Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved an eight per cent tax levy on fish maw exports following the passing of the Fish (Amendment) Bill, 2021. In …

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Government moots plan to tackle aflatoxins in maize

Kenya initially imposed a ban on grain from Uganda citing high levels of aflatoxins Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has revealed plans to improve the quality and standard of Uganda’s maize following a recent threat from the Kenyan government to ban importation of the staple grain citing high levels of …

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Certified seed companies to tame decline in standards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries has started certifying seed companies in a bid to address the poor quality in grain and other cereals, particularly aflatoxins. The certified companies will have to undergo all standard and quality assurance measures set by the ministry …

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Gov’t to close abattoirs in cities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries plan to close abattoirs in cities after failing to maintain hygiene and sale quality meat. Bright Rwamirama, the State Minister of Animal Husbandry says that the work of slaughtering meat will be restricted to modern abattoirs which …

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Gov’t quarantines five districts over foot and mouth disease

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has imposed a quarantine on five districts in southwestern Uganda following the new outbreak of the foot and mouth disease. The affected districts are Gomba, Isingiro, Kazo, Kiruhura and Sembabule where the disease has been detected in many herds. Movement on livestock and livestock …

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OWC, UNBS push for quality grain produce

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations has assured Uganda’s grain and cereal industry of an annual market worth US Dollars 4 million. Uganda’s produce especially maize and groundnuts has been greatly affected by low standards especially due to aflatoxins, a family of toxins produced by certain fungi that …

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Bunyoro livestock farmers irked by low prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Livestock farmers in the Bunyoro sub-region are crying foul following the fall in prices of livestock in the region. According to the farmers, currently they are selling their animals at cheaper prices since there are no buyers available for them. The aggrieved farmers say they …

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Farmers welcome organic agriculture policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A cross-section of agriculture sector stakeholders has renewed the calls on the government to concentrate on promoting indigenous farming practices including organic agriculture which is cheap and environmentally friendly. The farmers say organic farming and consumption is now more important than before, following the outbreak …

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