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DISCUSSION: High Level Dialogue On Management Of Fragile Ecosystems In Rangelands Opens

DISCUSSION: High Level Dialogue On Management Of Fragile Ecosystems In Rangelands Opens

By Our Reporter KAMPALA, SHIFTMEDIA-  A virtual High Level Dialogue on Management of Fragile Ecosystems in the Rangelands has kicked off in Kampala, Uganda. The dialogue hosted by the Food Rights Alliance Uganda (FRA) is geared…

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CALL- Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta Urges African States To Accelerate Food Security Efforts

CALL- Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta Urges African States To Accelerate Food Security Efforts

NAIROBI, Kenya-SHIFTMEDIA– President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday rallied African nations to accelerate efforts aimed at attaining greater food security on the continent. The President said Kenya was committed to the agenda of transforming its food…

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NATURE TALK: CCEDU, OXFAM Uganda launch Community Tree Planting Campaigns

NATURE TALK: CCEDU, OXFAM Uganda launch Community Tree Planting Campaigns

By Our Reporter WAKISO, Uganda-SHIFTMEDIA- Elections are done, the time now is for cleaning the environment. Though she is known for her scathing attacks on ethics and politics, this time round, Dr. Hon Miria Matembe…

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ON SPOT: UWA Under Fire, President To Crack The Whip Over Marauding Kidepo Park Elephants

ON SPOT: UWA Under Fire, President To Crack The Whip Over Marauding Kidepo Park Elephants

By OKELLO ALLAN KITGUM, Uganda-SHIFTMEDIA– The woes for Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)  seems far from over. A day after the Executive Director Sam Mwandah was quizzed in Parliament over the fire that gutted  Park View…

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FOODSAFETY: Africa Spends $17b In Treating Foodborne Illnesses Annually- Experts

By Our Reporter NAIROBI- SHIFTMEDIA- The Covid 19 pandemic has left untold suffering to scores of households especially regarding the exploration of myths on food-borne illnesses in Africa. As Africa planned to celebrate  World Food…

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SAFETY: Stanbic, Vivo Energy, Next Media Relaunch Campaign To Control Buveera

SAFETY: Stanbic, Vivo Energy, Next Media Relaunch Campaign To Control Buveera

By AWORI ESTHER LUCY KAMPALA-SHIFTMEDIA- The ‘battle’ against buveera (polythene bags and plastics) has been launched. Stanbic Bank Uganda, Vivo Energy Uganda, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Uganda Breweries Limited and Next Media Services joined…

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CALL: Under Funding The Water & Environment Sector May Hurt Achieving SSD Goals- Experts

CALL: Under Funding The Water & Environment Sector May Hurt Achieving SSD Goals- Experts

By PATRICK JARAMOGI KAMPALA-SHIFTMEDIA-  Uganda risks missing out on the Sustainable Development Goals (SSD) target due to underfunding of the Water and Environment sectors, experts have warned. These were the sentiments resonated by over 40…

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RISK: Uganda Set To Accrue Losses Of USD$1.4b From Crude Oil Pipeline Project After Immense Environmental Damage

RISK: Uganda Set To Accrue Losses Of USD$1.4b From Crude Oil Pipeline Project After Immense Environmental Damage

The EACOP project risks driving East Africa further into unsustainable debt at the mere prospect of reaping meagre earnings with the only entities bound to benefit being the foreign oil companies By Charity Migwi, Edwin…

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SKILLING: YALTA To Empower 6,000 Ugandan Young Agripreneurs

SKILLING: YALTA To Empower 6,000 Ugandan Young Agripreneurs

By PATRICK JARAMOGI  KAMPALA- YALTA (Youth in Agroecology & Business Learning Track Africa), with financial support from IKEA Foundation, is implementing a three-year 2020-2022 initiative aimed at supporting 6,000 young agripreneurs to apply agroecological principles…

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ACT NOW- PELUM Uganda Urges Government To Implement Food Quality Standards

ACT NOW- PELUM Uganda Urges Government To Implement Food Quality Standards

By Our Reporter KAMPALA-SHIFTMEDIA– Kenya has temporarily lifted the ban on Uganda’s maize but new revelations indicate that the woes are far from over. After slapping the ban about a week ago due to what…

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