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Moroto district seeks UGX 230m for desert locust surveillence

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto district has requested for 234 million Shillings from the central government to enable it to carry out surveillance against the desert locusts. The budget was submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industries and fisheries, last week. If granted, the money, according to the Chief …

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Karamoja districts struggling to monitor desert locusts

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Districts in Karamoja are struggling to monitor the desert locust invasion due to limited financial resources. Following the invasion of the desert locust a week ago, Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries directed local governments through their Production departments to do daily surveillance of …

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Agriculture Ministry officials named in export corruption scandal

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of farmers and exporters of fruits and vegetables have petitioned Speaker Rebecca Kadaga demanding action against officials within the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries accused for frustrating their work and engaging in corruption tendencies. The group, led by Micheal …

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China, Uganda open frontiers for fish maw trade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | China has opened up its market for the importation of fish maw from Uganda. Fish maw also known as swim bladder is a white hard membrane found inside the body of the Nile Perch. A kilogram of small-sized fish maw costs 160,000 Shillings on …

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Agriculture Ministry to adopt 4P production model for major cash crops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture has announced that all its departments will replicate a 4P model used in the production of Palm Oil in order to increase productivity. The 4P model consists of Public, producer, Private Partnership, which engages the farmer, government, funders and private developers …

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Uganda needs Ugx 5 billion to avert looming locust invasion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda needs five billion shillings to avert a possible invasion of desert locusts, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. The announcement comes amidst an invasion of locusts which are threatening pastures and crops in the Horn of Africa. The locusts …

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Agriculture Ministry rolls out ACDP project in Bunyoro

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has started rolling out the implementation of Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP) in Bunyoro region. Funded by the World Bank with the overall objective of raising on-farm productivity, production and marketable volumes of selected agricultural commodities …

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Gov’t to revive district farm institutes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries under the Directorate of agricultural extension services is fast-tracking the revival of District Farm Institutes to boost agriculture. The initiative which is part of the broader objective of transforming farmers from subsistence to commercial agriculture has been …

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Ministry of Agriculture blocks introduction of new fish species

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has halted a move by a Chinese firm to introduce, breed and grow exotic species of fish in the country. Dr Anthony Taabu Munyaho, the Director National Fisheries Resources Research Institute, says that the proposal was …

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