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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

Exploring areas of increased partnership with the People’s Republic of China with a delegation from Hunan Province
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Exploring areas of increased partnership with the People’s Republic of China with a delegation from Hunan Province

On the 14th of August 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries held a seminar  in Entebbe with a delegation from the Hunan Province in the People’s Republic of China. The seminar was aimed at discussing ways of strengthening Cooperation in Agriculture Between Uganda and the People’s Republic of China and was opened

Kickoff of 2018 Joint Agricultural Sector Annual Review Field Activities
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Kickoff of 2018 Joint Agricultural Sector Annual Review Field Activities

On the 13th of August 2018, officials from the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries were joined by development partners, civil society representatives and researchers in the kick off of 2018 Joint Agricultural Sector Annual Review Field Activities. The field activities are held annually in regions of Uganda to assess progress of Ministry projects