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700 Farmers in Omoro Embrace Coffee Production :: Uganda Radionetwork
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700 Farmers in Omoro Embrace Coffee Production

Pascal Osire, one of the commercial farmers in Lakwana Sub County, says that coffee farming is one of the modern agro-spices, which they intend to have in the district.
President Museveni during a visit to farms in Omoro. Photo by Emmy Daniel Ojara

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At least 700 farmers in Omoro district have embraced coffee farming in a move to curb poverty in the area. Drawn from the various sub-counties in the district, the farmers embarked on coffee farming to enhance wealth creation and embrace the four-acre model farming practice as preached by President Yoweri Museveni.    

Pascal Osire, one of the commercial farmers in Lakwana Sub County, says that coffee farming is one of the modern agro-spices, which they intend to have in the district.  He noted that through MK Modern Organic and Natural Products, they will set up a coffee nursery that will support and distribute farmers with seedlings and farming skills.    

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Osire adds that they are undertaking a revolution of economic empowerment and wealth creation to make poverty their number one enemy though they have challenges with farm machines including a tractor.  

Catherine Lamwaka, the Omoro district woman member of parliament said in an interview that the district through the production department intends to maximize coffee production.  She disclosed that 700 farmers have already taken up the initiative, adding that the district intends to establish a coffee processing plant in the next five years.

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Douglas Peter Okello, the Omoro District LC V Chairperson says that they have embarked on mass mobilization of the population towards wealth creation.   

These include food production for food security and the commercialization of agriculture through different government programs such as the Parish Development Model (PDM).   

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni embarked on a countrywide wealth creation tour urging Ugandans to embrace commercial farming on the four-acre model, which includes planting an acre of coffee, an acre of fruits, an acre of pasture, and food, commercial agriculture, and irrigation practices in arid conditions.   

Others are poultry farming in the backyard for eggs, and piggery, fish farming for those near wetlands, and also dairy farming.   

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