Many of those who struggled to cultivate cotton got as little as 300 kilograms because of the too much rainfall. The rest of the plants were soaked in water and remained of no use to the farmers whose earnings dwindled drastically. During the earlier seasons, the cotton ginnery at Parombo was buying a kilogram of cotton seed a cost ranging between 1,500 and 1,800 Shillings.
Winfred Aol Opio, an entomologist at NARO says that the worms become resistant to a single pesticide when used for two or more consecutive seasons in the same garden. She says more mature worms become more resistant when the same chemical is applied over time.
Famers in Nebbi are counting their losses after heavy rains destroyed over 200 acres of crops in a Tuesday downpour. The heavy Tuesday rain that lasted six hours has destroyed farms in Jupanjau, Aryek, Pudhi, Pajukwi and Atido.
Residents of Panyimur Sub County backed by Robert Okumu, Nebbi LC V chairman are opposed to the decision to burn undersize nets impounded from fishermen saying this will not end illegal fishing practices. It comes only a few days, after fisheries minister Ruth Nankabirwa presided over the burning of over 2000 illegal nets impounded from fishermen.
Leaders of Nebbi district led by Robert Okumu, the LC V chairman have launched an aggressive program to decampaign cotton growing because of alleged exploitation of farmers by cotton buying organizations.