Palm tree farmers earn Shs 5b

Connie Magomu Masaba (with a hoe) demonstrates how plant the oil palm tree.  PHOTO/ Shabibah Nakirigya

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Palm trees have been grown in Uganda over several decades but with low yields. Efforts by researchers have enabled the improved varieties to overcome this setback.

Uganda’s nascent palm tree commercial growing has registered satisfactory results, posting over Shs5b in farmer incomes per month since its establishment in Kalangala District, Connie Magomu Masaba, the Project Manager of the National Oil Palm Project (NOPP) has revealed.

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