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15 Mar 2018 description
report New Vision

By Wilson Manishimwe

Added 14th March 2018 05:05 PM

According to Dr Godfrey Asea, the director National Crops Resources Research Institute,only a resilient variety could withstand the ‘cocktail’ of constraints such as the armyworm.

WAKISO - Farming experts have urged maize farmers countrywide to adopt drought-tolerant maize to boost food security.

18 Jun 2013 description
report New Vision

By Geoffrey Mutegeki

Kyenjojo and Kabarole districts in western Uganda have also borne the blunt of the drought that has affected most parts of the country.

“I planted maize and beans early last month expecting rainfall, but we were hit by the dry spell. All the crops are stunted and drying up. I am planning to dig them up because I don’t expect any harvest,” said John Kamara, a farmer in Kyenjojo district.

Over the last two days, somel parts of Kyenjonjo received rain, but most farmers said the rain had no impact.

21 Nov 2011 description
report New Vision

By Stephen Ssenkaaba

Prolonged drought and subsequent poor harvests pushed up the prices for scarce food items.

According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, the rate of inflation soared from 28.3% in September to 30.5% last month. This trend has significantly affected ordinary Ugandans.

07 Nov 2011 description
report New Vision

By Daniel Edyegu

FLOODS have displaced families in six districts in eastern Uganda. The affected districts are Bulambuli, Kween, Tororo, Butaleja, Bukedea and Amuria.

In Bunambutye sub-county, Bulambuli, the floods have displaced 24 families and ravaged the Sironko-Bulambuli-Nakapiripirit-Moroto road, cutting off communication along the route to Karamoja sub-region.

Ismail Wanyama, 32, of Buwala village said the floods knocked down his mud-and-wattle house, forcing him to relocate with his family to a relative’s home.

15 Jul 2011 description
report New Vision

By Anne Mugisa and Agencies

DISTRICTS in eastern Uganda are grappling with drought, food shortage, livestock diseases and a looming famine.

The worst hit is Bwikhonge sub-county in Bulambuli district, where 400 families are facing starvation due to extended drought.

Bwikhonge sub-county chairperson, Paul Michael Kimamati, said over 400 homes are affected with 3,000 hectares of maize and beans destroyed.