The 110 dealers working under the Agriculture Cluster Development Project – ACDP were contracted to supply inputs that include maize, beans, cassava, rice and coffee to over 10 districts across the country.
The farmers usually harvest the highly prized crop between June and July. A Kilogram of fresh vanilla fibre costs more than Shillings 200,000 on the market. Middlemen buy a kilogram at around 160,000 Shillings while established companies can buy it at as much as 200,000 Shillings per kilogram.
Henry Mutabazi, a farmer in Mubuku says he has failed to access the K bean seed variety in local markets.
He is worried that the lack of good bean seeds puts a great economic risk to bean farmers and households in general.
However, most individuals in the Albertine region owning businesses are ignorant on how they can get registered on the NSD. They fault the government for not doing enough to sensitize them about the database.
The targets were set in line with the objectives of the Agriculture Cluster Development Project which intends to raise on-farm productivity, production, and marketable volumes of maize, beans, rice, cassava, and coffee.
At BDF Diary, a liter of milk costs Shillings 1000 from 800 Shillings while at Honest diary in Nyakambu a liter of costs Shilling 1300 from Shillings 1000. Reverend Kayongwe Basherura, the chairperson Banyakigezi Cooperative Union attributes the hike in the milk prices to increased demand.
Kabale Farmers argue that often dishonest people connive with the Sub County Chief and coordinators of operation wealth creation to be considered. In the end, capable farmers are disregarded while animals are distributed to those with the capacity to influence choices. They further contend that distribution is often tagged to political affiliation of the beneficiaries.
At least 9percent of Ugandans consume beer, according to the World Health Organisation report of June 2014. The most popular beer brands in Uganda are Senator, Eagle Larger, Bell Larger and Club Beer. These are produced by the two multinationals, Uganda Breweries/East African Breweries (EABL) and Nile Breweries, subsidiaries of Diageo and SABMiller respectively. Senator and Eagle Larger produced by EABL and NBL respectively account at least 50percent in sales volumes. For instance, Nile Breweries, sales of the Eagle Brand are now at an estimated 192 million bottles per annum.