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Value addition is the way to go

By Andrew Masinde

Added 14th February 2020 12:29 PM

James Otim, general manager Kweyo grower’s cooperatives society in Gulu district said farmers growing groundnuts should add value such as making peanut butter, oil among others.

Value addition is the way to go

James Otim, general manager Kweyo grower’s cooperatives society in Gulu district said farmers growing groundnuts should add value such as making peanut butter, oil among others.

 

HARVEST MONEY       VALUE ADDITION

Farmers have been advised to embrace value addition if they are to avoid making losses from their agricultural produce.

The advice was given by various exhibitors who are currently training farmer at the 2020 Harvest Money expo.

Sharon Nazziwa, from Jaric Dairies and Beverages who make value added dairy products, said farmers are always complaining that there is no market for milk, hence selling at a giveaway price which is not right.

According to Nazziwa, if they turned their milk into products such as yogurt, butter among others then they would make more.

James Otim, general manager Kweyo grower's cooperatives society in Gulu district said farmers growing groundnuts should add value such as making peanut butter, oil among others.

He however advised farmers to ensure that they add value to the soils such that they can yield more from small land.

Benedict Rwakabale, from Kasunganyanja banana farmers' cooperative society limited in Kabarole district advised banana farmers to ensure that they make various products from bananas if they are to make more money.

According to Rwakabale, a bunch of banana in the village cost between sh5000 to sh20000 yet if one banana is turned into wine, they would make more money.

"From one bunch you can get 50 bottles of wine of which each is sh15000. That means you will make more money," he said.

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