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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....
28 January 2020
View news from Uganda British Market Should Benefit All Uganda Beef Cattle Farmers
UGANDA - This week, President Museveni was in London to attend the United Kingdom-Africa Investment Summit 2020. The "invest in Africa" business conference was, as usual, graced by the presence of many African heads of state hoping to attract British...
27 January 2020
View news from Uganda Ugandan President Gets UK Pledge on Beef, $19.6m Funding
UGANDA - President Yoweri Museveni got an assurance on Uganda's beef exports to Britain and a commitment of £15 million ($19.6 million) funding at the UK-Africa Investment Summit....
13 September 2019
View news from Uganda Beef Consumers in Jinja Worried by Condition of Abattoir
UGANDA - Residents in Jinja Town are concerned over the state of Jinja main abattoir where cattle, sheep and goats are slaughtered and distributed to various butchers....
11 September 2019
View news from Uganda Uganda's Beef, Chicken Prices on the Rise
UGANDA - Retail prices of beef and chicken have skyrocketed in Lira Town due to shortage of livestock, Daily Monitor has established....
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....
05 September 2018
View news from Uganda Meat Prices Shoot Up Amid Ban on Cattle Transportation
UGANDA - People planning to buy meat in Kampala and other areas across the country will have to dig deeper as prices continue to increase amid a ban on the transportation of animals from the Ankole Sub-region. ...
03 August 2018
View news from Uganda Uganda Exports First Shipment of Beef to Egypt
UGANDA - Uganda has made its maiden beef export to Egypt shipping 50 tonnes of the commodity to the Middle Eastern country. ...
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. ...
28 February 2018
View news from Uganda High Costs Slow Journey to Export Uganda’s Beef
UGANDA - Exorbitant cost of electricity, poor quality of cows and lack of adequate places to seclude (quarantine) sick animals from the healthy ones have made it difficult for a factory commissioned about three years ago to export processed, packaged...
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....
28 November 2017
View news from Uganda Beef Prices in Kabale Slashed as Demand for Nsenene Soars
UGANDA - The grasshopper season has compelled butchers in Kabale municipality to slash the price of beef by more than half so as to attract customers....
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....
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