In his response, Abubakar Mohammed Moki, the Commissioner of Policy development and Capacity Building at the Cabinet Secretariat from the Office the President, Moki advised them to opt for Famer to Farmer extensions explaining that farmers who are knowledgeable in a given area can move out to support other farmers so as to meet the challenges of the partner and finding solutions
Edward Tusiime, one of the farmers benefiting from Mubuku Irrigation scheme, says during the dry spell the water is very low. He says the increase of human activities on the upper stream especially sand mining, indicates that the worst is yet to come.
But today the main purpose cannot be achieved as the waters in the river continue to go down.
The World Bank funded project whose overall objective is to raise on-farm productivity, production, and marketable volumes of selected agricultural commodities (maize, beans, rice, cassava and coffee) will benefit the districts of Hoima, Kikuube, Kiryandongo, Kakumiro, Kibaale and Masindi.
Andrew Kasambeko, the Manager Alliance One Tobacco says most farmers grew more tobacco than what they were contracted to do, adding that some farmers went ahead to contract other farmers not known to Alliance One to grow Tobacco on their behalf, which contravenes the contract.