The machine in Rwamabale was donated to the farmers by the National Agricultural Advisory Services - Naads in 2016 after the farmers requested the machine saying it will help them minimize the losses resulting from poor milk handling.
has failed to utilize the 10,000 capacity milk cooler machine. The machine in Rwamabale
was donated to the farmers by the National Agricultural Advisory Services
- Naads in 2016 after the farmers requested the machine saying it will help
them minimize the losses resulting from poor milk handling.
leaders argue that the effects of drought have also made it hard to sustain
milk production in the district following the prolonged drought in the
Karatunga a cattle keeper from Butungama Sub County says that the long dry
spell has left the district with a shortage of both pasture and water for animal
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Musiimenta, another cattle keeper in Rwebisengo Sub County, says it is relatively
hard for the local breeds to produce milk throughout the year due to the weather
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Kasoro, the Ntoroko LCV Chairperson says that the machine has not benefited the
people of Ntoroko district since the district has low milk production.
the government to provide enough funds to the office of the production officer
to sensitize pastoralists about the importance of cross-breeding for purposes
of increasing milk production.
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Businge, the District Production Officer Ntoroko says cattle keepers are yet to
embrace the new methods of farming, like cross-breeding with exotic breeds
which can increase chances of milk production.
that the rainy season has the capacity to produce 7,000 liters however due
to the poor methods of farming, prolonged drought, the district is struggling
to produce 500 liters of milk.
that pastoralists are producing today is very little to sustain the usage of
the milk cooler machine, it’s hard to believe that Ntoroko district today is
also importing milk from the neighboring Kabarole and Fort portal city” Businge
also revealed that some farmers have moved out of the district to the
neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC in search of pasture and water
for the animals.