23rd Source of the Nile National Agricultural & Trade Show
UNMA participated in the 23rd Source of the Nile National Agricultural Show and Trade Fair, from 6th to 13th July 2015 at Jinja Show grounds.
The theme for the exhibition was: “climate smart agriculture for sustainable food security and wealth creation”. 23rd Agricultural and Trade Show in Pictures
As one of its obligations, the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has released the Seasonal Weather Forecast for June to August 2015. This forecast, overall estimates an increased likelihood of near normal tending to above normal rainfall over the northern and some parts of eastern region, while the rest of the country is expected to experience dry seasonal conditions punctuated with occasional light rainfall.
The breakdown of the forecast for each region in the country as well as sectoral advisories are given in: JUNE JULY AUGUST 2015 SEASONAL RAINFALL FORECAST
Kampala received heavy rainfall in the early afternoon of 29th May 2015. It was really heavy that it claimed a child's life and ripped off iron sheets from several buildings including those of a Primary School within the City. Other low-lying areas experienced floods with water invading inside buildings.
According the available data, Kampala weather station reported the highest rainfall amount of 91.2mm. Several other areas in the country also reported to have experienced some rainfall though with minimal devastations.
For 30th May 2015 Weather Summary visit Daily Forecasts: Weather Forecast for Sunday 31st May 2015.
The European Union (EU) has given 11 million Euros and Belgium three million Euros while Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is the executing/implementing partner.
The GCCA project is intended to contribute to sustainable improvement of livelihoods and food security of the rural population in Uganda.
Its primary focus is to strengthen the resilience of rural populations and agricultural production systems covering 18 districts along the cattle corridor.
"I would like to thank in a very special way the European Union and the Belgium Government for financing GCCA-Uganda and the executing partner-the Food and Agricultural Organization for this tremendous contribution to my ministry and the country as a whole," said Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu the water minister.
"This will be a permanent monument in Uganda's relations with our development partners in our joint dedication to serve the interest of the people of Uganda."
The minister made these remarks at the launch of the GCCA project in Luzira, Kampala on Friday, which was proceeded by a tree-planting exercise.