Catholic Church Partners With Farmers to Boost Production

Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga

The Catholic Church in Kampala through the Central Archdiocesan Provision Caritas Association (CAPCA) on Thursday organized a farmers’ forum to enable farmers voice out their challenges and concerns on issues affecting them in farming to relevant duty bearers.

CAPCA and is the development arm of the Central Archdiocesan Provision. It comprises six partner organisations that include five diocesan caritas organisations and one secular organization; caritas Kampala operating in Mpigi and Butambala district, dosage Caritas Maddo operating in Bukomasimbi district, Caritas Kiyinda -Mityana operating in Mubende district, Caritas Lugazi operating in Mukono district and Tusuubira Women Development Agency operating in Wakiso district.

Speaking at the famers’ forum at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel in Rubaga yesterday, Fr. Mons Charles Kasibante who represented the Arch Bishop of Kampala Cyprian Kizito Lwanga called upon farmers to enhance their quality if their products to match those on the international market.

In Uganda, agriculture is central to the country’s economic growth and poverty reduction. More than 69% people derive their livelihoods from the sector. The sector also directly contributes to about 26% of GDP and about half of the country’s exports.

At the forum, farmers were sensitized on the ongoing efforts to revive a credible extension service system by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries and how beneficial the policy is to the farmers who are in need of professional extension services in the country

“Farmers should take farming as a job and their gardens as offices,” Mons Charles said.



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