People who have acquired modern agriculture practices are set to acquire loans to boost their activities under the National Agriculture Advisory Services, the agriculture minister has said.
Janat Mukwaya was on Tuesday speaking at the hand-over ceremony of a three-year development food security and income project funded by AVSI, an Italian NGO, to Busiro North Development Foundation at Vice-President Gilbert Bukenyaâ€™s Kakiri home in Wakiso district.
Mukwaya (right) hailed the Wakiso district leadership for engaging residents in income-generating activities that have enabled them heal and forget the loss of life and infrastructure following the 1981-85 liberation war by the NRM in the area.
She said the Government had contracted both local and foreign experts to ensure the success of the Plan for Modernisation of Agriculture that will pave way for the Bonna Bagaggawale (Enrich All) programme, targeting annual household incomes of sh20m a year.
She thanked Bukenya and Wakiso district leadership for their contribution to health, education, water, sanitation and road development in the district.
She advised the production officers in the district to add Serena III groundnuts to their list of agricultural produce, since it yields 700kg per acre.
Skilled farmers to get loans