Farming News Daily http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk This is the RSS syndication feed for farmingnewsdaily.co.uk. 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240513/problems_in_farming.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 24 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230513/only_a_fool_would_invest_in_farming_in_this_country.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 23 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Mobile cattle auctions Richard Ssekibuule looks at the success of kudu, a mobile auction market that links farmers to traders, with pride. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/070513/mobile_cattle_auctions_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 07 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Cattle smuggling Stakeholders in the dairy industry have petitioned the Government to intervene and regulate the crossborder cattle trading business. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/250413/cattle_smuggling_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/180313/farming_in_africa.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT US$120 million farm investment Uganda gets $120m for five year agricultural plan. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/310712/us_million_farm_investment_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/080512/pumping_drugs_into_livestock_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 08 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270412/poultry_expo_in_november_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 28 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240412/african_swine_fever_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/180412/helping_small_farmers_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050112/goat_farming_problems_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 05 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/091211/pig_farming_problems_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 09 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/171111/african_swine_fever.aspx allafrica.com Thu, 17 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/201011/the_poultry_trade_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/280911/problems_in_the_poultry_industry.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sun, 02 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/150911/banana_farming.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 15 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/120911/problems_in_the_poultry_industry.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 12 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290811/poultry_feed_prices.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 29 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/250811/organic_farming.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 25 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160811/poultry_production.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Tue, 16 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/060711/banning_poultry_drugs.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Wed, 06 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050711/poultry_drugs_banned.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Tue, 05 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290611/farming_in_chaos.aspx bloomberg Wed, 29 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200611/farming_problems_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 20 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/100611/farming_in_africa.aspx the scotsman Fri, 10 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/070411/sealing_with_drought.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 07 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/310311/drought_eills_cattle.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 31 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT