Yara Fertiliser Support for 23,000 Maize farmers in 40 districts Flagged off in Kampala

Kampala, 24th October 2020. Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has flagged off consignments of 2,700 metric tonnes of fertiliser for distribution to 23,000 Maize farmers in 40 districts in Uganda. Hon. Vincent Ssempijja flagged off the Yara Fertiliser consignments alongside Mr. Vitalis Wafula from Yara and Hon. Hellen…

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Agriculture Performance Review for 2019/20 Officially Opened in Kampala

Kampala, 20th October 2020. The Agriculture Performance Review for Financial Year 2019/20 has been officially opened in Kampala by the Honourable Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. The following is an excerpt of the Hon. Minister’s speech. I am happy and honoured to be with you today to officiate the…

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President Museveni to Officially Commission Post Harvest Equipment and Facilities for Matching Grant Beneficiaries

Kampala, 8th October 2020. Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has addressed the media today ahead of the commissioning of Post Harvest Equipment and Facilities by His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni. Below is a downloadable version of the Press Statement presented by the Honourable Minister: Notes for editors About…

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President Museveni to Officially Launch Post-Harvest Facilities and Equipment for ACDP Farmer Organizations

Entebbe, 6th October 2020. His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni will, on the 10th of October 2020 officially commission Post-Harvest Facilities and Equipment for Farmer Organizations supported through the Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP). During the event which will take place at the Referral Agricultural Mechanization Centre in Namalere, Wakiso District, selected participants from the Farmer…

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President Museveni to Preside Over 2020 World Food Day Activities

Entebbe, 5th October 2020. His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni is expected to preside over the 2020 World Food Day Activities, tomorrow the 16th of October 2020. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries will be joining partners, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and Civil…

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National Organic Agriculture Policy Launched in Entebbe

Entebbe, 29th September 2020. The Honourable Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has officially launched the National Organic Agriculture Policy. Hon. Ssempijja was accompanied by Hon. Hellen Adoa the Minister of State for Fisheries at the launch of the policy at the Ministry Headquarters in Entebbe. The policy formulation and launch…

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Infrastructure for Livestock Farmers Improved through Resilience Project

Over the course of last week, the following categories of infrastructure were commissioned by Hon. Vincent Ssempijja the Minister for Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries and Hon. Bright Rwamirama the Minister of State for Animal Industry. This was undertaken through the Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Resilience Project represented by the Coordinator Dr. Stephen Kajura. The infrastructure…

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Public Notice of temporary (1 day) closure of Ministry Headquarters

Entebbe, 10th September 2020. As recorded in results returned from COVID-19 tests undertaken by the Ministry of Health, one person’s sample has been reported as positive. In response to this situation, a team from the Ministry of Health will be carrying out fumigation of Ministry premises as contacts are traced. To allow for effective fumigation,…

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Over 1000 farmers signed up for Micro Scale Irrigation Program

Entebbe, 10th September 2020. Over 1000 farmers across the 40 districts linked to the Micro Scale Irrigation Programme of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries with support from the World Bank have submitted Expressions of Interest. The 1000 farmers have submitted in response to the call for Expression of Interest in the districts…

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Boost for Crop Inspection and Certification: Additional Endpoint Inspection Area Opened at the Entebbe International Airport

Entebbe, 1st September 2020. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has officially opened a new Endpoint Inspection area at the Entebbe International Airport. An Endpoint Inspection Area is one where the final inspection of the agricultural exports is undertaken. The first phase of inspection and audit is undertaken at farm level, the second…

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