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Crops wither in Acholi as second rainy season delays

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is looming fear of famine in several areas of the Acholi sub-region as crops are withering away due to the delayed return of the second rainy season. The region hasn’t received adequate rainfall for more than a month now, leaving many farmers distraught as …

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Acholi Khadi encourages Muslims to exploit rainy season for farming

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acholi District Muslim Khadi, Sheikh Musa Khalil has encouraged the Muslim faithful to exploit the current rainy season to carry out farming. Sheikh Khalil says whereas other parts of the world are facing drought making farming impossible, the country is blessed with abundant rainfall …

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Farmers in Acholi start early preparation for second planting season

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Acholi sub region have started early preparation for this year’s second planting season. The second plating season mainly starts at the onset of the second rainy season which commences in early June annually. Most farmers in the Acholi sub-region have started clearing their …

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Experts tip farmers ahead of new planting season

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts have advised the farmers to prepare for early planting during March and early April when the rainy season sets in. Early planting is said to be important because crops can overcome pests and crop diseases. It is also recommended because it leads to better …

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Public warned of water contamination as rainy season sets in

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health predicts an increase in water borne diseases from September to November. In a statement released last night, the Ministry warned that as the second rainy season sets in, there will be contamination of water sources and floods washing away the latrines …

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