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FARMERS HAVE A ROLE IN PREVENTING THE DEATH OF GOATS

FARMERS HAVE A ROLE IN PREVENTING THE DEATH OF GOATS

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BACKGROUND In Uganda, goats are probably the most valued animals to small-holder farmers on account of their unique ability to adapt and survive in harsh environments. Goat rearing is being practiced by majority of households irrespective of social status. Goats supply different products like meat, milk and skin, whose importance depend on the breed of goats kept and on the management system employed to rear them. GOAT REARING AS A BUSINESS Most Ugandan farmers have discovered that goats offer quick return on investment as compared to other livestock species, hence the increased urge of most elites to engage in goat rearing for commercial purposes. This has led to a shift from subsistence goat rearing to commercial production, resulting in the need for a high level of precision in terms of…
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Fortnight Community Breeding in Kiruhura from 2nd Sept,2020

Fortnight Community Breeding in Kiruhura from 2nd Sept,2020

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Starting today 02 Sept,2020, and for the next fortnight, NAGRC & DB will be carrying out community breeding in the Western Uganda district of Kiruhura. The community breeding concept is our concerted effort to help livestock farmers improve production and productivity of their animals leading to improved livelihood of poor livestock farmers. Our technical team will be supporting nucleus livestock farmers with inputs and breeding materials as well as train them in improved animal husbandry practices. Livestock breeding services have over the years been a challenge to farmers due to inadequate Artificial Insemination (AI) services, farmers' poor perception of AI, low conception rates, low access to AI imputs and high quality genetics. It's for this reason that NAGRC & DB launched this community breeding programme in June 2019.  
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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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