Farmers task government on Seed Policy

Livestock farmers and other stakeholders in the sector during stakeholders' engagement on the need for forage seed systems at Maple Leaf Hotel in Masaka city November 22, 2021. Photo | Wilson Kutamba

What you need to know:

  • According to the animal nutritionist at International Livestock Research Institute, Dr Ben Lukuyu, they are aiming at empowering small-scale farmers and all livestock farmers to establish high quality yielding forages and drought tolerant, although the Seed policy is silent on bringing new forges in Uganda.

Farmers together with other stakeholders in the agriculture sector have tasked the government to consider reviewing the Seed policy 2013 and include forage seed systems as a way of improving livestock nutrition and production in Uganda.

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