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THIS WEEK: Uganda declared bird flu free

THIS WEEK: Uganda declared bird flu free Kampala, Uganda | THIS WEEK | Following a January outbreak of bird flu in parts of Wakiso and Masaka districts, neighboring countries including Kenya and Tanzania issued a trade ban on poultry products from the country until they are declared disease free. On …

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Govt monitoring reported Bird Flu cases in east, western Uganda

Bird flu cases reported in Budaka, Kisoro districts Two more districts Budaka and Kisoro are under surveillance following reports of suspected cases of avian influenza. Scientists in the ministry of agriculture revealed that laboratory tests confirmed the presence of avian influenza -commonly known as bird flu- in samples sent from …

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South Africa and EU spar over chicken meat ‘dumping’

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s poultry industry says it is on the brink of collapse due to hotly-denied accusations that the European Union is dumping cheap chicken in the country in a dispute over free trade. Workers, former workers and company managers from the South African poultry …

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Noah Kyaaka; Poultry farmer

By the Indepenent Team When Noah Kyaaka joined Makerere University for his bachelor’s degree in Development Studies in 2005, his only wish was to graduate with a first class honors, which would earn him a juicy job with any of the top NGOs. Though he got his First Class degree, …

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Tony Kawagga, poultry farmer

By Joan Akello Kawagga, 35, ventured into poultry farming in 2012. His start up capital was Shs 1 million with which he bought 100 layers. When this first batch started laying,  he  opened a  wholesale shop  to sell directly to clients to avoid dealing with middle men  who make a …

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