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19 September 2022
View news from Uganda Diagnostics and vaccination channels significantly improved in Uganda
Zoetis CSO speaks about his first hand experiences in Uganda since the launch of their A.L.P.H.A Initiative....
15 September 2022
View news from Uganda Zoetis trains over 26,000 vets, paraprofessionals and farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
How has Zoetis' A.L.P.H.A. Initiative met it's objectives?...
26 January 2022
View news from Uganda Uganda's president aims to boost trade, curb borrowing
The president wants to expand the country's meat, leather and dairy trade ...
02 August 2021
View news from Uganda Taming heat stress - climate change adaptation of dairy, pig sectors in Uganda
Global heat stress is a growing problem that stands to impact health, livelihoods and the very food we eat. While high temperatures and heat waves can occur under normal weather conditions, with climate change they are becoming more severe, last longer...
19 April 2021
View news from Uganda Ugandan districts ban livestock movements over FMD
Animal health authorities in the Kiruhura district have banned the sale and movement of livestock and their products to stem the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)....
08 April 2021
View news from Uganda OPINION – African agriculture is ready for a digital revolution
Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank and Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation believe that data delivered by mobile phones can help Africa’s farmers adapt to climate change and boost the economy. ...
30 September 2020
View news from Uganda Cold chains help mitigate the COVID-19 food crisis: lessons from Uganda
COVID-19 has disrupted food supply chains around the world, doubling the number of people at risk of acute food shortages and insecurity. However, certain supply chain characteristics - including the use of cold storage - can help mitigate this and future...
20 March 2020
View news from Uganda Dairy farmers struggle to find market for their milk
UGANDA - Majority of the cattle keepers in Ankole and some parts of central Uganda have over the last three decades been investing heavily in dairy farming....
18 July 2019
View news from Uganda Uganda to Issue 'Birth Certificates' for Cattle: Minister
UGANDA - The Ugandan government has announced plans to register all farmers and their cattle, including issuing "birth certificates" for the animals, so it can trace their products....
20 June 2019
View news from Uganda Uganda Dairy Sector Performing Below Full Potential
UGANDA - Ugandan dairy farmers are producing 2.4 billion litres of milk annually instead of 10 billion due to livestock diseases, low uptake of high grade exotic cattle, a high rate of failure for artificial insemination, limited access to extension services...
07 June 2019
View news from Uganda Financial Support Missing in Thriving Uganda Dairy Sector
UGANDA - Dairy is one of the few sectors witnessing a positive response in recent years to the Uganda government policy to commercialize agriculture....
02 April 2019
View news from Uganda Pastoralists Cry Foul Over Cattle Movement Ban
UGANDA - Pastoralists at Uganda-Tanzania border have faulted government over failure to enforce measures aimed at curbing animal diseases....
28 February 2019
View news from Uganda Irregularities Mar Kole Cattle Restocking
UGANDA - Local leaders in Okwerodot Sub-county, Kole District, have been faulted for frustrating the implementation of the government restocking programme....
31 May 2018
View news from Uganda Minister Accused of Giving Green Light to Illegal Cattle Sale
UGANDA - The Minister of State for Agriculture, Joy Kabatsi, and other officials have been accused of authorising illegal sale of cattle, including from two government ranches of Ruhengyere and Nshaara in western Uganda. ...
26 March 2018
View news from Uganda Ministry Says Fresh Dairy Milk Products Not Contaminated
UGANDA - The Ministry of Health has denied claims that they found hazardous chemicals in the Fresh Dairy Milk and its products. ...
27 December 2017
View news from Uganda Cattle Corridor Districts Lose Shs600m Over Quarantine
UGANDA - Local authorities in the cattle corridor districts of Sembabule, Lyantonde, Gomba and Nakasongola have suffered a financial loss of Shs672 million in local revenue following the restriction on the slaughter, sale and transportation of cattle...
20 December 2017
View news from Uganda Cattle, Poultry Prices Rise in Karamoja Ahead of Christmas
UGANDA - The prices of cattle, goats, sheep and chicken in Karamoja sub-region have tripled a head of Christmas season....
21 June 2017
View news from Uganda Uganda Puts Dairy Sector in the Limelight
UGANDA - As the world celebrates June dairy month, Uganda has more reason than most countries to put the dairy sector in the limelight. A quiet revolution has drastically changed the face of the sector, making it one of the outstanding agricultural success...
30 May 2017
View news from Uganda Dairy Farmers Advised on Climate Smart Farming
UGANDA - Dr Constantine Kato, an expert from Makerere University Agriculture and Research Institute-(Kabanyoro), has urged dairy farmers not to put emphasis on only food security and improved livelihoods. ...
12 May 2017
View news from Uganda Zoetis Strengthens its Commitment to Develop Sustainable Livestock Production in Sub-Saharan Africa
Global animal health company receives grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the health and productivity of livestock in Africa ...
04 May 2017
View news from Uganda Ugandan Cattle Markets Closed Over FMD
UGANDA - Authorities in the cattle corridor districts of Lyantonde, Sembabule and Kiruhura have announced a quarantine on the slaughter, sale and movement of cattle in the three districts following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)....
08 February 2017
View news from Uganda Delayed Cattle Vaccination Irks Ugandan Farmers
UGANDA - Livestock farmers in Sembabule District, whose cattle were attacked by tick borne disease, are frustrated by the delayed vaccination of their cattle against the disease....
24 January 2017
View news from Uganda Uganda President Calls for More Milk Processing Plants
UGANDA - President Yoweri Museveni has encouraged the proprietors of Amos Dairies Limited, a Kiruhuura district-based milk-processing factory, to establish more milk processing plants in the country....
27 December 2016
View news from Uganda Cattle Vaccination to Delay Over Lack of Funds
UGANDA - Livestock farmers, whose cattle were recently attacked by the tick borne disease will have to wait a little longer to have their animals vaccinated. Government says it lack funds to carry out the vaccination....
13 August 2015
View news from Uganda Training Boosts Uganda's Foot and Mouth Resilience
UGANDA - A new project run by international organisations has been initiated in Uganda, with officials receiving training in recognising and reporting animal diseases....
09 July 2014
View news from Uganda Wider Use of Mobile Animal Health App Urged in Other Countries
UGANDA - A new mobile application is successfully supporting Uganda's veterinary technicians....
04 November 2013
View news from Uganda Egg, Milk Prices Go Down
UGANDA - Year-on-year headline inflation is down to 8.1 per cent at the end of October with lower prices for vegetable oils, milk, eggs and vegetables. This has increased the purchasing power of money. ...
17 October 2013
View news from Uganda Livestock, Poultry Production Rise in Uganda
UGANDA - Poultry and livestock production in Uganda increased by 3.2 per cent last year despite the effects of climate change such as the adverse rise in temperatures, a report shows....
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