Agribusiness
Museveni: Commercial agriculture will transform Busoga
Publish Date: Aug 04, 2014
Museveni: Commercial agriculture will transform Busoga
President has told Busoga women to engage in commercial agriculture, citing growing of food crops like cassava as one way through
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Prossy Nandudu

KIRUHURA - President Yoweri Museveni has asked the people in Busoga region to practice commercial agriculture so as to realize financial stability in the area.

He was addressing a delegation of NRM Women’s League from Busoga sub-region who called on him at his country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura district.

The team was led by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and included MPs from Busoga, leaders and mobilizers.

“The commercialization of agriculture is what Busoga needs to attain financial stability,” Museveni said. “However, crops such as maize and sugarcane can yield highly only if done on a large scale.”

He went on to advise the women to adopt the seven-acre method of agriculture in order to ensure better and higher profits from their varied activities even for those who have small pieces of land.

The NRM leader cited projects such as piggery, poultry, dairy cows, pasture/fodder, fruits, colonal coffee and food crops like matooke (bananas) and cassava that can be grown together on the same piece of land.

With this move, he said, each homestead can be sure to earn at least sh50m annually.

During the meeting, Museveni told the women that the funds that had been earmarked for the National Agricultural and Advisory Services (NAADS) programme would now be used to avail farmers with breeding and planting materials.

He strongly cautioned the people of Busoga against using the issue of expansion of families to fragment their land holdings.

Such negative practice, he emphasized, will render their land wasteful thereby seriously retarding the ability of homesteads to generate meaningful income.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Biotechnology will
State minister Fred Omach believes that Uganda''s GDP can add 2% on the average annual 7% if biotechnology is embraced....
Serebe grows money on trees
Not more than two hours away from Kampala, stand towering pine trees blanketing 85 acres of hills...
Giving the poor livestock and training
Giving the poor goats, chickens or cows and offering regular training in how to make a living has helped improve conditions in five countries around the world, researchers said Thursday....
FARMERS have been taught how to use mobile phones not only for making and receiving calls but also to manage their farms...
He never eats bread of idleness
After realizing that the business made many profits, he stopped selling his sunflower seeds to the business men but rather decided to mill them and sell the products that come out of sunflower...
Producing of new crop varieties boosted
INCAPACITATED African farmers will have a reason to smile following the launch of a new project aimed at shortening the time taken to produce new crop varieties...
Should politicians be banned from addressing religious gatherings?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter