Uganda to host Regional Genebank for Eastern Africa

Entebbe, 19th July 2019. In implementation of a Global Action Plan for Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, countries around the world are setting up Gene Banks with the aim of conserving bio-diversity (which includes among other targets, ensuring that local breeds of animals are preserved). In Africa, Uganda was selected to host the…

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National Technical Working Group on Food Bio-fortification launched in Jinja

Jinja, 18th July 2019 The National Technical Working Group on Food Bio-fortification has been launched today by Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. The launch took place at the Agricultural Show Grounds in Jinja District during the 27th edition of the Source of the Nile National Agricultural Show. The…

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National Technical Working Group on Food Bio-fortification to be launched in Jinja

Kampala, 17th July 2019 In an official press statement presented at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Hon. Christopher Kibanzanga the State Minister for Agriculture has announced the launch of a National Technical Working Group on Food Bio-fortification that will be launched at the Source of the Nile National Agricultural Show tomorrow. The Minister was…

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Source of the Nile National Agricultural Show officially opened in Jinja District

Jinja, 16th July 2019 The 27th edition of the Source of the Nile National Agricultural Show which is organised by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries in collaboration with the Uganda National Farmers’ Federation (UNFFE) has officially been opened today. The Show was officially opened on behalf of the President by Rt. Hon.…

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Sharing knowledge for improved nutrition and involvement of the school-going children in nutrition-sensitive agriculture.

Kampala, 28th June 2019. As follow up to regional activities, a national level knowledge sharing session for LC5 chairpersons of 19 beneficiary districts of the Uganda Multi-sectoral Food Security and Nutrition Project has been held in Kampala today. The meeting which was officially opened by Hon. Christopher Kibanzanga the State Minister for Agriculture and closed…

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The 4th African Tea Convention and Exhibition: Opportunities for Uganda as hosts and plans for increased support for the sub-sector

Kampala, 28th June 2019. Uganda is hosting the 4th African Tea Convention and Exhibition that was officially opened today by Hon. Christopher Kibanzanga the State Minister for Agriculture. The Africa Tea Convention & Exhibition is a global event for tea industry organized by the East Africa Tea Trade Association. The event provides a great opportunity…

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Uganda rolling out strict guidelines and ordinances to maintain profitability of Vanilla trade

Fort Portal, 26th June 2019. Follow-up regional engagements for Vanilla value chain players have been officially opened in Rwenzori sub-region by Hon. Christopher Kibanzanga the State Minister for Agriculture. The inaugural meetings and field tours were designed to further emphasize the guidelines for appropriate planting and harvesting of Vanilla to avoid reduction in profitability at…

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Seasonal Rainfall Outlook for June to August 2019

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries collaborates with the Uganda Meteorological Authority (UNMA) through a focal office to provide weather and climate-related updates to farmers through the extension system and communication platforms of the Ministry. Below is an excerpt of the Rainfall Outlook from UNMA signed off by the UNMA Executive Director Mr.…

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Agricultural Sector innovations and strategies represented at National Budget Month Activities

Kampala, 6th June 2019. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries participated in the activities of the National Budget Month that were organised by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) and the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). These activities included Corporate Social Responsibility activities in which…

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Declaration of partnership between the United States Agency for International Development and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries signed in Kampala

Kampala, 28th May 2019 A Declaration of partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has been signed in Kampala today. The Declaration was signed by the Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda and H.E Deborah Ruth…

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