NAADS Roots For Commercial Agriculture


nurse geneva;”>Emeritus Prof Arseni R Semana, who headed the team to Kasese, reported that Agricultural Advisory service providers will ensure that farmers get the required knowledge and skills to transform from the subsistence farming to commercial farming.

Semana made the remark while addressing district officials in Bukonzo during the NAADs review meeting at Kisinga sub country head quarters in Kisinga Sub County.

“Many farmers in Kasese plant crops for home consumption which affects the success of some of our projects,” Semana pointed out.

He suggested that traditional extensions should be embarked on to make sure that services also reach farmers that are on the ground level.

Semana mentioned that farmers have focused more on technologies provided like use of tractors than advisory skills for increased productivity.

“This has led to the wash away of top soils leaving only infertile soils hence low levels of productivity,” he added.

The district NAADS coordinator, Annety Masika, revealed that there is need to teach farmers how to use machines while cultivating.

“Many farmers use tractors purposely for clearing the land but without using technical personnel during the operation which has resulted into soils losing their fertility,” Masika said.

However, the District chairperson, Mawa Muhindo, called upon NAADS coordinators and service providers to embrace team work for proper service delivery.

“Some officers have politicised the program hence disorganising the whole process and contributing to the failure of many projects,” he observed.


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