Farmers demand better technology

Agriculture State minister Fred Bwino (right) visits women in Aliamu Farmers group in Drajini Sub-county, Yumbe District. The women demonstrate how wet processing of cassava is done. Photo/Robert Elema

What you need to know:

  • The farmers say they need equal distribution of tractors to ensure commercial farming.

Farmers have asked government through the Ministry of Agriculture to extend the Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP) in  Yumbe District.
 The programme, which was initiated in 2017, aimed at increasing production and ensuring commercial farming.
However, many farmers did not embrace the project and lacked extension services to change their mindset on commercial farming.

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