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Kenya lifts ban on Ugandan maize importations

Kenya lifts ban on Ugandan maize importations

Kenya has backtracked on a ban it imposed on import of maize from Uganda and Tanzania.  This is a relief to Ugandan farmers, traders and Government though the lifting of the ban has been accompanied with strict conditions. On March 5, the Kenyan government imposed a ban on imported maize, saying that they were seeking […]

Army worm to stay in farmers gardens as more research is done

Army worm to stay in farmers gardens as more research is done

As farmers return to garden and are reporting army worm, government says that the army worm to stay in farmers gardens for some time as the researchers are developing scientific biological methods to deal with the persistent army worm. The minister of Agriculture Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja said that as government intensifies ways of stopping army […]

Government to institutionalize fortified maize purchase

Government to institutionalize fortified maize purchase

Government is set to institutionalize the purchase of fortified maize flours to enable students at institutions of learning to eat food rich in minerals and nutrients. This was disclosed by the head of Nutrition programme at the Ministry of Health Dr. Jacent Asiimwe while speaking at the Fortification Assessment meeting held in Kampala, adding that government […]

Ecweru to investigate allegations of misuse of relief items

The Minister of state for refugees and disaster preparedness Musa Ecweru has refuted allegations of retaining part of the relief items meant for Bulambuli landslides victims. This follows allegations by Buyaga West county MP Bernabas Tinkasimire that Ecweru didn’t deliver all the 800 bags of maize flour to the victims. Ecweru says proper procedures were […]

Types of pests that cause plant destruction

  Farmers around Uganda are in a planting season. So as farmers plant crops we have decided to bring to you the pests which destroy our crops and how they could be fought. Even if farmers plant high quality products but fail to fight the pests, they stand to lose their produce. The following are […]

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