MAAIF CHIEF LIVESTOCK SCIENTIST TELLS WHAT M7 GOV’T MUST DO TO BOOST CITIZENS’ IMMUNITY AGAINST COVID AMIND MALNUTRITION FEARS

MAAIF CHIEF LIVESTOCK SCIENTIST TELLS WHAT M7 GOV’T MUST DO TO BOOST CITIZENS’ IMMUNITY AGAINST COVID AMIND MALNUTRITION FEARS

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Corroborating on what Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said from day one, Dr. Kizza Besigye has repeatedly preached the need for the economically-vulnerable citizens to be supported and enabled to improve their diet and as a result boost their immunity to the levels required to successfully fight off Coronavirus in case they get exposed to the very unforgiving virus that has thrown the entire world into unprecedented chaos. But in an insightful paper, Dr. Charles Lagul who heads NAGRC the government agency charged with preservation and multiplication of livestock genetics and breeds has made robust proposals on how the GoU can leverage on the livestock resources to address food security concerns and household constraints that are preventing families from feeding well enough, avoiding malnourishment and subsequently boosting their immunity.…
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‘ENSURING FOOD SECURITY AND HOUSEHOLD INCOMES DURING AND AFTERMATH OF CORONA VIRUS 19 (COVID 19) TECHENICAL PERSPECTIVE

‘ENSURING FOOD SECURITY AND HOUSEHOLD INCOMES DURING AND AFTERMATH OF CORONA VIRUS 19 (COVID 19) TECHENICAL PERSPECTIVE

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Background The Corona virus (COVID 19) has taken the world by storm. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty in breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact with people who are unwell. Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. Globally as of 8th April, 2020 there are 1,464,852 confirmed cases world wide and 85,397 deaths. Uganda has 53 cases presently. Livelihood concerns…
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NAGRC&DB challenged by Land Encroached

NAGRC&DB challenged by Land Encroached

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BUIKWE. The controversy surrounding the land giveaway at Njeru Stock Farm in Buikwe District has taken a new twist, with Njeru Municipality authorities saying they are demanding Shs1.3b in unpaid nominal ground rent from government, Daily Monitor has...Read more
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Revamping NAGRC&DB farms and ranches – Lusenke project

Revamping NAGRC&DB farms and ranches – Lusenke project

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KAYUNGA – The National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB) ,a government entity in charge of animal breeding and genetic under the ministry of agriculture is seeking Shs20b from the government to revive Lusenke government ranch located in Busaana Sub-county, Kayunga District in a bid to make the farm a centre of excellence for breeding animals and poultry in the central region. According to NAGRC Executive director, Dr Charles Lagu if government provides...Read more
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