Creativity helps Ugandan farmer bloom on 1 acre

It is believed that successful farming requires a lot of land, but Ugandan veterinarian and farmer Dr. Emma Naluyima believes that with creativity you can build a productive farm on a small piece of land. Emma divided her 1 acre (0.4 hectare) piece of land into 4 quarters. On the…

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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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€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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Museveni declines to sign new Uganda GMO bill into law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has declined to sign the new National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill (of 2012). He says it lacks clarity with regards to its title, the possible contamination of local crop, plant and animal varieties, the protection of patent rights of indigenous farmers and sanctions for scientists who…

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