Government moves to raise farmer productivity
Posted Friday, September 27 2013 at 01:00
Kampala- Government has started a campaign to promote a private-sector led agricultural segment to raise farmer productivity and improve rural household income.
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Permanent Secretary Vincent Rubarema, said the public sector will provide an enabling environment and guidance to farmers while the private sector will develop measures to enhance farmer productivity.
“… There is need to promote private sector investment and raise productivity by establishing a policy framework to create an enabling environment for farmers, entrepreneurs and investors to make informed and value-enhancing decisions,” Mr Rubarema said in a speech read for him by the director of crop resources in the Ministry of Agriculture Okaasai Opolot in Kampala yesterday.
Mr Okasai said they hope to ensure efficient and effective delivery of core public goods and services which are a mandate of government.
World Vision National Director Uganda Gilbert Kamanga said: “We are running ‘Secure the Future’ initiative which aims to enhance the long term resilience of communities throughout the Horn of Africa and Uganda so they are better able to withstand environmental issues that affect food security and livelihoods,” he said.
The convention is one of the several initiatives taking place in preparation for the upcoming International Day for Disaster Risk Management slated for October 17.