Minister of Agriculture Bamulangaki Ssempinja has Thursday expressed government’s resolve to find lasting solution to the famine and drought that have ravaged different parts of the country.
The Minister revealed that government is not only focused on ending the raging famine in Isingiro district, but also other districts that include Mubende, Rakia and Greater Masaka, which were affected by disastrous rains.
While addressing the media at the Uganda Media Center, Minister Ssempinja revealed that his ministry has patterned with the National Agricultural Research Organization Makerere University (NATO) to get the best technology to increase food security.
“We can’t stay away from using bio-technology to increase food availability; this is a crisis we are facing,” stressed the minister.
The Ministry from 21st to 24th of this month has organized a joint agricultural dissemination conference at the Speke Resort Munyonyo, themed on agricultural research and innovation for socio economic transformation.
“The ministry is trying to develop technology that will help sustain land and crop ventures that are strong and can with stand any season. For example we will be launching a multipurpose machine made by Makerere University students called MV Maline that will help farmers at the Conference,” he said.