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MAAIF to boost indigenous acaricides producer

Agriculture minister Hon Frank Tumwebaze has promised to facilitate the growth of Sanga Vetchem Limited, an indigenous company that produces chemical agents used to kill ticks. He also promised that if all goes to plan, the ministry will partner them to address the problem of ticks that continue to derail the livestock sub-sector. The minister said this…

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September-December seasonal rainfall outlook

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries works closely with the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) to provide forecasts and advisories for farmers. UNMA is responsible for establishing and maintaining weather and climate observing stations network, collection, analysis and production of weather and climate information, (including warnings/advisories) to support social and economic development. The key…

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Minister Tumwebaze challenges Dr Beine to transform NAGRC&DB

Agriculture Minister Hon Frank Tumwebaze has tasked Dr Peter Beine, the new Executive Director of the National Animal Genetics Resources Centre and DataBank (NAGRC&DB), to turn around the agency by engaging farmers in education as a way to transform the livestock sector. The minister said this while confirming Dr Beine’s appointment on September 2 upon…

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Hon Adoa rallies MPs to fast-track Fisheries law

Hon Hellen Adoa, the State Minister for Fisheries, has advised members of parliament from fishing constituencies to rally their colleagues to pass the Fisheries and Aquaculture Bill as well as support the efforts of the Fisheries Protection Units (FPUs) to safeguard Uganda’s white gold. Hon Adoa made the call during a discussion with MPs and…

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MAAIF WELCOMES NEW PS-MAAIF

Maj Gen. David Kasura Kyomukama is the new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. He joins the ministry with over 30 years of leadership experience. Before joining the Ministry of Agriculture, Maj. Gen. Kasura-Kyomukama was the Director of the National Leadership Institute at Kyankwanzi, and before this he was the…

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Sembabule gets 20,000 vaccines to eliminate FMD

Stealing of livestock has emerged as one of the leading challenges facing farmers in the districts of Sembabule and Lyantonde. Farmers from both districts shared the frustration during a meeting with a high-level delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries led by Hon Frank Tumwebaze, the Minister of Agriculture, Hon Bright Rwamirama,…

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Hon Tumwebaze roots for quarantine policy to combat FMD

The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) has praised the farming community in Mbarara for ramping up efforts to tackle the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the district. FMD is a highly contagious viral disease that attacks mostly cattle. Hon Frank Tumwebaze, the Agriculture minister, led the approval during a meeting on…

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Ntoroko leaders blame porous DR Congo border for FMD cases

Leaders in Ntoroko district have called for tight controls at the Uganda-DR Congo border in order to combat the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the district. William Kasoro, the district chairperson, said so on behalf of Ntoroko leaders and farmers while meeting a top-level delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries…

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KAZO-KIRIHURA: MAAIF to prioritize valley dams to fend off dry spell

The top brass in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) has concluded the tour of Ankole sub-region with a call to the local leadership to utilize available resources to contain the viral Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). Hon Frank Tumwebaze, the Agriculture minister, led the team that included Hon Bright Rwamirama, the…

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