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Friday 24 May 2013

Uganda

Problems in farming

Meeting the International Monetary Fund delegation at State House Entebbe recently, President Museveni said a deliberate move is necessary to change the attitude of the people to adopt commercial agriculture and also move fast on infrastructure, particularly the development of energy, roads and railway lines.

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Thursday 23 May 2013

Uganda

Only a fool would invest in farming in this country

Government has asked investors to stop branding the agricultural sector as a risky area to invest if the country is to address the key destabilizing challenge of agricultural risks.

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Tuesday 07 May 2013

Uganda

Mobile cattle auctions

Richard Ssekibuule looks at the success of kudu, a mobile auction market that links farmers to traders, with pride.

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Monday 22 April 2013

Uganda

Cattle smuggling

Stakeholders in the dairy industry have petitioned the Government to intervene and regulate the crossborder cattle trading business.

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Monday 18 March 2013

Uganda

Farming in Africa

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Ugandan Vice-President Edward Sekandi to discuss ways to ensure food security for all Ugandans and reduce poverty by supporting rural smallholders in the country's agriculture sector.

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Tuesday 31 July 2012

Uganda

US$120 million farm investment

Uganda gets $120m for five year agricultural plan.

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Tuesday 08 May 2012

Uganda

Pumping drugs into livestock

Inappropriate use of drugs to treat sick animals has led to an increase in cases of drug-resistant diseases, a senior agricultural officer has said.

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Saturday 28 April 2012

Uganda

Poultry Expo in November

The international expo for poultry and livestock “Aviana Uganda 2012" will present a gateway to East Africa by providing a platform to exhibit products, services and innovative technologies to top decision makers and create business partnerships, with exhibitors from more than 20 countries.

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Tuesday 24 April 2012

Uganda

African swine fever

Efforts to contain African swine fever, which broke out in Adjumani District seven months ago, is being hindered by residents' defiance of a quarantine imposed by the veterinary department.

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Wednesday 18 April 2012

Uganda

Helping small farmers

LUMUNO Organic Farm has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) worth about K250 million (40,000 euros) with European-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee (COLEACP) to train small-scale farmers for three years.

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Thursday 05 January 2012

Uganda

Goat farming problems

The disease reportedly broke out after more than 400 goats meant for the National Agricultural Advisory Services were ferried into the district.

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Friday 09 December 2011

Uganda

Pig farming problems

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging swift action to tackle a cassava virus that is affecting large parts of East Africa and threatening a staple food crop for much of the region.

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Thursday 17 November 2011

Uganda

African swine fever

Joseph Otim, a resident of Lamogi is counting his losses after 10 of his pigs succumbed to the disease in the past one month, saying he was keeping them to help him pay his son's school fees. "I saw my pigs die of the disease but I could not do much to help the situation. I am now left with a few of them which I am also not sure of their survival," he said.

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Thursday 20 October 2011

Uganda

The poultry trade

Poultry farming could have taken root in other parts of the country but in Gulu district, the activity is a dream yet to be realised as many farmers continue to shun the activity despite the assured ready market in the district and the surrounding areas, according to All Africa.

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Sunday 02 October 2011

Uganda

Problems in the poultry industry

The scarcity of poultry feeds has hit the industry hard, forcing some farmers out of business, reports The Monitor. The key ingredients in the production of chicken feeds include maize bran, rice bran, cotton seed cake, wheat bran, palm kernel cake, groundnut cake and fish and mukene (silver fish). Esther Genza, an employee at Kagodo Feeds, says the industry's biggest challenge has been the scarcity of maize and maize bran.

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Thursday 15 September 2011

Uganda

Banana farming

Bananas locally known as matooke registered a 2.7% growth in the fiscal year 2010/2011. This remains the major food crop for Uganda followed by cassava and sweet potatoes.

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Monday 12 September 2011

Uganda

Problems in the poultry industry

The scarcity of poultry feeds has hit the industry hard, forcing some farmers out of business, reports The Monitor. The key ingredients in the production of chicken feeds include maize bran, rice bran, cotton seed cake, wheat bran, palm kernel cake, groundnut cake and fish and mukene (silver fish). Esther Genza, an employee at Kagodo Feeds, says the industry's biggest challenge has been the scarcity of maize and maize bran.

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Monday 29 August 2011

Uganda

Poultry feed prices

Poultry feeds prices have reduced after an unprecedented increment by more than 100 per cent a month ago, reports East African Business Week.

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Thursday 25 August 2011

Uganda

Organic farming

The Government should restructure the National Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADS) programme and allocate part of its funds to the organic farming sub-sector.

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Tuesday 16 August 2011

Uganda

Poultry production

In the fight to improve global health, alleviate hunger, raise living standards and empower women in the developing world, chickens have an important role to play.

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Wednesday 06 July 2011

Uganda

Banning poultry drugs

The drug, which is sold under the brand name Appealyte WSP, is neither registered for sale in Uganda nor safe for use, according to New Vision. This was disclosed by the inspector of drugs, Dr Bernard Sibwomu.

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Tuesday 05 July 2011

Uganda

Poultry drugs banned

The National Drug Authority (NDA) of Uganda has banned four veterinary drugs used in the country’s poultry production, saying the chicken may be dangerous to human life when consumed.

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Wednesday 29 June 2011

Uganda

Farming in chaos

Uganda, where protests against rising food and fuel prices erupted in April, will restructure its agriculture industry to boost output and fast-track construction of an oil refinery, President Yoweri Museveni said.

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Monday 20 June 2011

Uganda

Farming problems

Before 2010, Scolastica Akiteng was battling with the problem of floods that hit Teso region in need of food aid. According to the minister of state for relief, some family heads have run away from home leaving the women to fend for the children. This is due to harsh weather conditions in Teso and other parts of the country.

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Friday 10 June 2011

Uganda

Farming in Africa

BOSCO Acope was a self-made man. Growing up as a child here along the muggy, isolated plains of northern Uganda, life was not easy. His parents were poor. He did not attend secondary school.

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Thursday 07 April 2011

Uganda

Dealing with drought

A recent analytical report by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries indicates that the estimated Gross Domestic Product of the country is $52.93 billion and the official exchange rate of Uganda’s GDP is approximately $8.526 billion. The Country’s GDP real growth rate stands at about 5.3%. and the GDP per capita is around $1,900. The composition according to the sectors in Uganda GDP is estimated at 29.4% in agriculture, 22.1% in industry and 48.5% in services.

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Thursday 31 March 2011

Uganda

Drought kills cattle

The long dry spell cutting across the country is reportedly hitting hard at the cattle corridors in the greater Luweero area as farmers in parts of Nakaseke and Luweero reveal the death of more than 60 cows due to insufficient water and pasture, on top of their own food scarcity.

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