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Cabinet releases guidelines aimed at reinforcing Animal Health
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Cabinet releases guidelines aimed at reinforcing Animal Health

On the 26th of September, 2018 Hon. Joy Kabatsi the State Minister for Animal Industry presented to the general public, resolutions made by a Cabinet meeting that sat on Monday 24th September 2018 at State House Entebbe. During the Cabinet meeting, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) presented Information Paper No. 163 on

Agriculture Ministry launches standardized extension materials for Beans and Maize
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Agriculture Ministry launches standardized extension materials for Beans and Maize

On the 25th of September 2018, the Directorate of Agricultural Extension Services in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries launched two major publications containing Agricultural Extension guidelines for Extension Officers in the country. The materials which were officially launched in Kampala by Hon. Joy Kabatsi the State Minister for Animal Industry included a

Success registered under the The Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services (ATAAS) project.
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Success registered under the The Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services (ATAAS) project.

In December 2010, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) kick-started the implementation of a project code-named, “The Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services (ATAAS) project.”   The project was declared effective in December 2010 and was initially implemented between the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) and the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS). The project

Increasing knowledge-sharing and transfer with Israeli partners
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Increasing knowledge-sharing and transfer with Israeli partners

On the 5th of September 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries received a  team from Israel for meetings and tours to develop best approaches to increasing partnership in Agriculture especially through knowledge-sharing. The Ministry of Agriculture is also exploring more ways of engaging the graduate students in Uganda when they return from

Improving Inspection, Certification and Regulation through training on e-services
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Improving Inspection, Certification and Regulation through training on e-services

On the 4th of September 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries concluded a comprehensive training on e-certification for inspectors in the Directorate of Crop Inspection and trade desk information officers from the private sector in Jinja. Above: Trainees on the e-certification programme in Jinja district. The training is aimed at increasing speed

Closure and dissemination workshop for the project on Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Enhance Governance of the fisheries sector in Africa
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Closure and dissemination workshop for the project on Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Enhance Governance of the fisheries sector in Africa

On the 4th of September 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries joined other Agriculture Ministries from across Africa in Cairo, Egypt for a Dissemination Workshop for the Project on Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Enhance Governance of the Fisheries Sector in Africa. The Ministry was represented by Hon. Christopher Mbalibuli Kibanzanga the Minister

Aflatoxin Control: How poor handling of grains and agricultural products causes cancer and other health-related complications
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Aflatoxin Control: How poor handling of grains and agricultural products causes cancer and other health-related complications

According to the World Health Organisation, cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. The same disease causes one in six deaths globally with approximately 70% of these deaths occurring in low and middle-income countries, a bracket where Uganda falls. Uganda is stepping countrywide campaigns

Developing new partnerships for promoting access to agricultural information through ICT
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Developing new partnerships for promoting access to agricultural information through ICT

On the 3rd of September 2018, a team from South Korea was welcomed by the Permanent Secretary Mr Pius Wakabi Kasajja as part of the kickoff of the construction of ICT systems and centers in the country. The programme will complement work done in extension, research and general communication about agricultural production, guidelines for farmers

Building continental synergies for communications in the fight against the Fall Army Worm
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Building continental synergies for communications in the fight against the Fall Army Worm

A team from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries participated in a continental Fall Army Worm Control Workshop in Lusaka, Zambia from the 28th to the 29th of August 2018. The workshop which was aimed at strengthening communication in the fight against the Fall Army Worm in Africa efforts to control the Fall

Highlights of sector progress, opportunities and commitments at the 2018 Joint Agricultural Sector Annual Review
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Highlights of sector progress, opportunities and commitments at the 2018 Joint Agricultural Sector Annual Review

The national events of the 2018 Joint Agricultural Sector Annual Review (JASAR) organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and partners took place from the 28th to the 29th of August 2018 under the theme “Building Resilience to Climate Change Effects to Enhance Agricultural Productivity.” Above: The opening panel of the