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High quality agricultural products will always access market – Ssempijja

Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | Farmers who produce high quality products will always access market in the East African region and abroad, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries, Vincent Ssempijja. Ssempijja, who was speaking during the handover ceremony of solar powered irrigation system to Bugomola Integrated …

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Karimojong farmers demand tractors from agriculture minister

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF will provide farm tools such as tractors and drying equipment to serious farmers in Karamoja, Minister Vincent Ssempijja has revealed. He was speaking during the launch of phase two of Karamoja feeds program on Friday, which is jointly being …

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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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Uganda yet to sign protocol for fish maw exportation to China

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has learnt that the signing of a protocol for exportation of fish maws and other aquatic products to China is yet to be signed pending an input from the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. Vincent Ssempijja, the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry …

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Minister attributes elections loss to desert locust propaganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agriculture Minister has attributed his loss in the January general elections to propaganda over intervention on the desert locusts. The head of the docket Vincent Ssempijja lost to National Unity Platform-NUP party candidate Francis Katabaazi in the Kalungu East County parliamentary race. Ssempijja who was …

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MAAIF receives equipment worth UGX 40 billion to fight desert locusts

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Ministry has received a donation worth US$ 11 Million approximately Shillings 39.6 Billion in preparations for the anticipated second wave of Desert Locusts in the country. The donation includes three vehicles, 22 Yamaha motorcycles, mobile phones and chemicals among …

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Farmers advised not to start planting

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Government has advised farmers to ignore the scattered rains and hold planting until rains intensify.  According to projections by the Uganda National Meteorological Authority, February just like January 2021 is a dry season. However, there have been slight showers of rain experienced in different parts …

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Museveni returns coffee bill to parliament

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni declined to assent to the National Coffee Bill and asked parliament to review several provisions in the proposed law. The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga said, in her communication on Tuesday, that the President wants parliament to review clause 14 of the …

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Ssempijja’s fall blamed on intrigue, agriculture sector failures

Kalungu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The loss suffered by Agriculture Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja in the just-concluded parliamentary election has been attributed to intrigue, use of dishonest agents, and failures in the sector he led.  Ssempijja was seeking re-election for a third term as Member of Parliament for Kalungu East …

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