According to Bishop Nsubuga, the diocese has embraced the Operation Wealth Creation Programme and mentored several Christians to engage in agriculture production to improve livelihoods, but this may be affected by counterfeit agro-inputs.
Bosco Ongom Cankura, the Lagoro Sub County Chairperson says the locusts have invaded all the four parishes of Lawko, Laber, Pawidi, And Lalano adding that they are posing threats to farming. Cankura cited that the young locusts have already started destroying maize crops belonging to local farmers in Lalano parish.
Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee has directed the Ministry of Agriculture to avail comprehensive accountability for 32.2 billion Shillings used to recruit agricultural extension workers in financial year 2017/2018.
The research will involve investigating the probable influence of this temperature limit on crop production and water needs including the influence on rainfall, humidity, winds and cloudiness over Uganda.
Government through the Ministry of Agriculture initiated the Agriculture Cluster Development Project. The project is aimed at registering farmers so as to suit the objective of transforming agriculture from being predominantly subsistence to commercial for food security in the country, increase household incomes and promoting exports.
Museveni says that many scoffed at him when demonstrated how one can use a few acres of land for various activities and ensure constant harvests using drip irrigation. The technology allows water to flow under low pressure through plastic bottles and tubes tied along the plants.
Speaking to Journalists ahead of the annual Agricultural trade show on Monday morning, Ssempijja said that the government is engaged in activities that would enable youths to engage in commercial agriculture both at a small and large scale.
80 percent of the farmers in Uganda are engaged in both subsistence and commercial agriculture. However, the sector only contributes to 46 percent of export earnings mainly because very few of the farmers know where and how to market their produce.
Today, close to 80 of the households in the country are involved in agriculture and going by Financial Year 2016/17 the sector contributed 24.9 of the national GDP and 72.9 of the total national export earnings.
Pacifici said EUs intention is to narrow the gap and ensure long lasting peace and security in the region. He said Agriculture specifically deserves more attention since despite the potential; it has not helped to reduce food security.
Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank, the future of Africas youth does not lie in migration to Europe, but in a prosperous Africa. This is part of his message ahead of the International Migrants Day, December 18.
Rebecca Mukyala, a farmer under Nambale Farmers Organisation in Iganga district, says they came together as a group of 156 farmers and gathered 40 tons of maize for sale to WFP. She says initially they had challenges in regards to handling the produce due to pests, but with the good storage practices they succeeded.
Major Stephen Musamali, the Coordinator Operation Wealth Creation in Mbale district disclosed this while handing over another consignment of 65 heifers at Mbale Municipal Council headquarters on Friday.