Progress against foot and mouth disease in Uganda

The Ugandan government has lifted the ban on the movement and sale of cloven-hoofed animals following the eradication of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in the Alebtong District. The quarantine was imposed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries following a localised outbreak of FMD in October last…

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Mozambique loses 40% of crops to pests and diseases

Up to 40% of Mozambican crop produce has been lost to pests and plant diseases since April 2017, the government has said. Government Spokesperson Ana Comoana said the maize crop has been besieged by fall armyworm, while coconut plantations have been ravaged by yellow-leaf plague. Banana plantations are reportedly under…

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Revised bird flu response and management plan for Southern Africa

Southern African countries have updated the regional preparedness and response plan for the management and control of the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 following the outbreak that devastated the poultry industry in 2017. The updated plan was crafted by regional experts and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).…

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€15 million for Ugandan beef value chain development

The European Union (EU) has donated €15 million to help Ugandan government fund the development of a market oriented and environmentally sustainable beef sector. Assistant Commissioner for Animal Disease Control at the Ugandan Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Noelina Nantima said the 5-year programme seeks to create a…

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