Government provides support to both smallholders and commercial farmers

Government provides support to both smallholders and commercial farmers

By Daniel Muwanguzi

Through OWC/NAADS, the Government has provided support to both smallholders and commercial farmers through provision of various agricultural outputs for example in more than 60 district local governments that prioritised cassava. A total of 752,219 bags of cassava cuttings have been distributed by OWC. 

A total of 21,526,743 cocoa seedlings to both smallholders and commercial farmers were distributed by OWC in district local governments that prioritise cocoa production. As a result, cocoa export volumes increased by 19% from 29,761 MT in FY2015/16 to 35,318 MT in FY2018/19. 


A total of 13,841 acres of sugarcane have been planted for over 3,000 outgrower households (majority of whom are women in cooperatives) in Atiak and Amuru districts. An additional 41,000 acres are being planted in Lamwo District. This will improve household incomes.


OWC distributed: 17,151 dairy heifers for income and nutrition security to households and special interest groups (youth and women) in 115 districts. 3,412 beef cattle, including 2,800 young bulls for fattening to National Enterprise Corporation's (NEC) Katonga Farm... 


for the Meat Export Support Services Project (MESSP), and 612 beef bulls to serve communities in 56 districts for improvement of beef production.34,800 cattle semen (doses) and 30,186 liquid nitrogen (litres) in partnership with the National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and ..


OWC also provided Data Bank (NAGRIC & DB) for upgrading existing breeds to 116 districts, including KCCA. 13,751 pigs for income generation activities in 60 districts, to households and special interest groups such as the youth and women. 


As part of the poultry package, a startup kit was provided to each poultry beneficiary farmer for three months to support 2,530 households in 70 

districts and special interest groups such as the youth and women. 

632,497 poultry birds for household income were distributed by OWC to 2,530 households in 70 districts and special interest groups such as the youth and women; and 1,768,294kg of poultry feeds (chick and duck mash). 


Finally,7,405,117 fingerlings for tilapia, catfish and mirror carp, as well as 352,773kg of fish feed for income and nutritional security were distributed to households. 120 artificial insemination kits in 116 districts, including KCCA, for breed improvement. 

Bravo to OWC team indeed its tenure has helped farmers to embrace a new line of social economic transformation and by the end of 5 years the 39%Will be in the money economy.

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