Ongoing launch of Matching Grant Facility Infrastructure under the Agriculture Cluster Development Project

For the Ministry’s Agriculture Cluster Development Project, Hon. Aggrey Bagiire the Minister of State for Agriculture and Hon. Bright Rwamirama the Minister of State for Animal Industry have launched Matching Grant infrastructure and commissioned works on farm access roads in the clusters. Launching the construction site for storage and installation of a rice mill and…

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ICT Innovations for Agriculture: The 2019 Disruptive Agricultural Technology Challenge Finalists

Kampala, 22nd May 2020. The following are the finalists that made it to the Proof of Concept sessions of the 2019 Disruptive Agricultural Technologies Challenge out of 88 applicants. A look at the timeline: About the DATS Challenge: https://www.agriculture.go.ug/uganda-to-host-first-disruptive-technology-and-innovation-challenge-how-and-why-you-should-apply/ The finals in Kampala: https://www.agriculture.go.ug/innovators-in-ict-for-agriculture-awarded-at-dat-challenge-finale-in-kampala/ Other finalists from the Kampala sessions Notes for editors About the…

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Floating Island Control: Additional equipment deployed to Murchison Bay area

Port Bell, 14th May 2020. Additional Excavators commissioned by Mr. Pius Wakabi Kasajja the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries for control of suds on Lake Victoria in operation today. Agricultural Mechanisation and Fisheries Muscle of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Equipment and machinery from the MAAIF…

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Press Statement on Floating Island Control

Port Bell, 5th May 2020. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has held a Press Briefing with the aim of briefing the public about the cause, status and control of floating islands on the water bodies. The media practitioners have been briefed by Hon. Hellen Adoa the Minister of State for Fisheries and…

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Labour Day Greetings from the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries

In commemorating this International Labour Day, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries recognizes the farmers who feed the country and all value chain players including our operators in the fast-growing sub-sector of Agricultural Mechanisation and the Agricultural Sector Scientists. The same goes out to Agricultural Sector Staff across Uganda. Ministry Mission: “To Transform…

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Uganda’s Coffee exports still growing despite global and national crises

Kampala, 29th April 2020. As reported by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), the Coffee sub-sector Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Coffee exports in March 2020 amounted to 477,561 60-kilogram bags worth $45.87M. This comprised 385,978 bags ($33.09M) of Robusta and 91,583 bags ($12.78M) of Arabic. This is an increase…

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Brief on Ongoing Weed/Floating Island Control Measures on Lake Victoria

Port Bell, 27th April 2020. In the wake of weed/floating island occurrences on Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga, a Committee was constituted by Top Policy Management of the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries. The sub-committee on surveillance and reporting, as constituted by Mr. Pius Wakabi Kasajja the MAAIF Permanent Secretary. Below is the…

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Additional 100-acre Floating Islands under Control

Port Bell, 25th April 2020. The floating islands between Ggaba and Mukono are being successfully eliminated and should not move towards the Dam in Jinja. As of today, this is the extent of clearing at Port Bell in a day’s work by the team with equipment commissioned by Mr. Pius Wakabi the MAAIF Permanent Secretary.…

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Farmers in Buvuma receive seedlings as per project schedule despite COVID Crisis

Buvuma, 17th April 2020. It is a new dawn for farmers signed up for the National Oil Palm Project of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries with support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development. Buvuma received the first batch of 190,000 of pre-geminated oil palm seedlings on 16th April 2020 and planted…

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