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Training of Trainers in Ntungamo District under the Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP)
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Training of Trainers in Ntungamo District under the Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP)

On the 11th of July 2018 the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries kicked off training of trainers in formation and strengthening of farmer organizations with districts under the Agriculture Cluster Development Project. The activities were in Ntungamo district where the Trainers will be awarded certificates and linked to the farmers to resume with

Stepping up interventions for agricultural mechanisation in Uganda
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Stepping up interventions for agricultural mechanisation in Uganda

In a high level consensus building event held in Kampala on the 11th of July 2018, the ,Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries kick-started a process to add to the new draft policy for Agricultural Mechanisation in Uganda. The high level meeting which was officially opened by Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja the Agriculture Minister involved

Launch of Small Grants for Community Based Organisations in the Elgon area
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Launch of Small Grants for Community Based Organisations in the Elgon area

On the 5th of July 2018, the Agriculture Minister Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja launched Small Grants for Community Based Organisations to develop the capacity of communities to address land use challenges on the Mountain Elgon landscape under the Integrated Land Management Project implemented in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Minister also

Increased support for livestock sub-sector with cattle markets and new border checkpoints
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Increased support for livestock sub-sector with cattle markets and new border checkpoints

The Permanent Secretary Mr. Pius Wakabi Kasajja led a team from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Resilience Project in a visit to Moroto district, areas where cattle market sites and border checkpoints are to be constructed under the same project. The Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Resilience Project (RPLRP) is a

Promoting sustainable agricultural production in the Elgon area
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Promoting sustainable agricultural production in the Elgon area

On the 4th of July 2018, a team from the Ministry of Agriculture travelled to Bushiuyo Parish, Wanale SC in Mbale district to evaluate how farmers around Mt. Elgon are benefiting from the Integrated Landscape Management project. The project, which promotes sustainable production is implemented under a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Strengthening partnerships in the fight against Foot and Mouth Disease with the FAO and OIE Animal Health
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Strengthening partnerships in the fight against Foot and Mouth Disease with the FAO and OIE Animal Health

On the 3rd of July 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries hosted meetings for the review of progress made against the Foot and Mouth Disease in East Africa. The meetings were also aimed at exploring more strategies with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), OIE Animal Health and

Uganda-Ethiopia knowledge sharing for sustainable land management and agricultural production
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Uganda-Ethiopia knowledge sharing for sustainable land management and agricultural production

On the 27th of June 2018 the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries kicked off knowledge sharing with the Agriculture Ministry and Environment Ministry of Ethiopia to share knowledge and experiences in sustainable land management for agricultural production in a way that protects the environment and wetlands. The Ministry team at the meetings in

Corporate Social Responsibility and Government activities for the 7th Africa Public Service Day
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Corporate Social Responsibility and Government activities for the 7th Africa Public Service Day

The Ministry of Agriculture joined other Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government in the commemoration of the Africa Public Service Day which is a day recognised by member states of the African Union. The commemoration included pre-event activities that respective MDA’s were advised to organise prior to the national events. Pre-event CSR activities in Entebbe

Awarding outstanding farmers and communities in Climate Smart Agriculture and Sustainable Land Management
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Awarding outstanding farmers and communities in Climate Smart Agriculture and Sustainable Land Management

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries joined partners in the Sustainable Land Management Framework to recognise and award the best farmers and communities in the uptake and practice of Climate Smart Agriculture and Sustainable Land Management. The award ceremony was part of a national stakeholders’ forum in Kampala on the 13th of June,

Revamping fisheries sub-sector, stepping up value addition and job creation for youth and women in Uganda
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Revamping fisheries sub-sector, stepping up value addition and job creation for youth and women in Uganda

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) will be stepping up support for fish farming and training for young entreprenuers and groups to engage in fish farming as a high income earning enterprise. Above left to right: Permanent Secretary Mr. Pius Wakabi, Kasajja, Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja the Agriculture Minister, Ms Nyeko the