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Bududa farmers question gov’t rational on micro irrigation scheme

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bududa district farmers are questioning the rationale of the micro irrigation scheme. Government through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is piloting the scheme in 40 districts to boost production as part of the National Irrigation policy 2040. The government has targeted …

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National calibration food laboratory project to cost UGX 14.9 Billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Permanent secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Pius Wakabi Kassaja says the construction of the National calibration food laboratory will cost about Uganda shillings 14.9 billion. Calibration is regarded as a process where measurements of a test instrument or equipment …

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1,800 farmers in Kwania enroll for cluster development project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 1,820 farmers in Kwania district have subscribed for the unique Agricultural Cluster Development Project -ACDP. ACDP is a five-year government project initiated in 2018 to improve on-farm productivity, production, and volumes of selected agricultural commodities in specific geographical clusters of the country. …

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Veterinary officers treat animals without proper diagnosis- Commissioner

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Commissioner in the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries has revealed that most veterinary officers in Uganda are administering treatment without proper diagnosis of animal diseases. Dr. Anna Rose Ademun Okurut, who is in-charge of animal health says that many veterinary officers tend …

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Livestock quarantine lifted in Karamoja

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries has lifted the ban on the sale of animals and their products in Kotido, Kaabong and Abim districts. In November 2019, the Ministry imposed a quarantine in the three districts following an outbreak of foot and …

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Government moves to boost fish farming in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has undertaken initiatives to boost fish farming in Masaka sub-region, as one of the measures to address unemployment among youth and women. The Ministry’s Undersecretary Ronald Ssegawa Gyagenda says that their technical teams have identified two …

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Ministry of Agriculture lifts livestock quarantine in Sembabule

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries has lifted the ban on the sale of animals and their products in the district. In 2019, the Agricultural, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Ministry imposed a ban on the sale livestock to contain the highly contagious …

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