By Peter Masereka,
About 70% of local farmers in Kasese District are still cleaved to inorganic farming, an agricultural practice partly blamed for the increasing cases of chronicle diseases in the district, Mr. Asanairi Bukanywa, the Kasese Municipal Agricultural extension officer has said.
Speaking to our reporter shortly after Community Organic Agricultural Dialogue on promoting Agro-ecological farming techniques and healthy food held in Road barrier cell in Kasese Municipality organized by the Eastern and southern Africa small scale farmer’s forum “ESAFF” Uganda, Mr. Bukanywa said the project was a dream come true against agricultural practices that endanger the lives of the locals.
He said the organic farming promotion project funded by Humundi will not only neutralize food insecurity and environment degradation but also mitigate diseases that come as the result of artificial farm inputs like pesticides, and fertilizers. Mr. Bukanywa speaking …..
The ESAFF Uganda focal Person for community Agro-ecology schools and clubs, Mr. David Oming said in celebrating organic practices and products in this year’s national organic week, locals are encouraged to go organic for Kitchen gardening promotion, environmental conservation and good health. Mr. David speaking …..
The Kasese District Chairperson for ESAFF-Uganda, Ms. Beatrice Pangani asked the dialogue participants to be ambassadors of environmental conservation and good agricultural practices by promoting tree planting, terracing and mulching to minimize disasters and increasing productivity.
Ms .Pangani speaking..…..
Some of the farmers including, Mr. Nehemia Maate and Betty Kabugho commended ESAFF Uganda for the empowered skills and support that is enabling them to practice organic farming which they said has improved their livelihood. END