I think i appreciate this new site. Keep up
Am residing in Koboko and interested rearing pigs on commerce bases, can I get in contact with some suppliers from NAADS program?
A starting farmer has the following fears even when farming is his survival:
1. “Chicken thieves” (abahembuzi or abakwabuzi, ababbi) these ones want to destroy, or steal whatever is growing on the farm. Every day a pig is stolen from a peri-urban farmer (the chairmen LC 1s and the police simply look on) if you fire back, the police will come for you imediately and the thieves walk away free. Communities can be empowered to fight thieves, fires, or other forms of farm destruction like animals destroying gardens.
2. “Un intensified Agriculture” follows because one would fence off his farm to avoid complaints of either his animals straying and destroying the neighbors’ property or thieves stealing from the farm. This is a preserve – our farms should not be a reason for hatred. If you meet a wondering animal, dont admire it before taking stock of the destruction it causes to the neighbours farms.
3. Faked inputs – start with the seeds, fertilizers, other chemicals for conventional farmers
4. Raising enough quantities for the reasonable markets like hotels or individuals – here we can talk of an all-year round production tailored to meet the unchanging goalposts of a willing buyer
5. Partnerships and transparency like the buyer helping the producer in form of product description, start-up capital, MoU extra. One of these days you have to be careful with people selling local eggs. They will fake …..
I have a question: Where can we find local chicken among the hotels around and I have a reason I am asking
Minus cultural beliefs, a rabbit can feed you with healthy meat for 144days in a year because it produces 12 every moths and it will be feeding on the green matter that you slash weekly …… find out and get back to us
The police and local authorities can help local communities especially in terms of security so that we keep this environment green and productive
Interesting to read what you are doing. Can you inform me about your activities in Kasese District and give me your Twitter and Facebook names, so I can follow your activities? The links on your website for these pages unfortunately don’t seem to work…
Thanks in advance,
Sorry for the delayed reply. we were still sharing our field allowances. We shall contact you when we get time.
Thank NAADS Secretariat for bringing all FORMS OF TECHNOLOGY to bear upon improving Agriculture.
Currently I am touring some Fish Farms in USA which practice INTEGRATED FISH FARMING AND IRRIGATION (IFFI). This innovative method or sustainable technology unlike the expensive Greenhouse Technology and others utilizes water from the fish ponds twice : 1) Oxygen Rich water for sustaining the Farm-raised Fish 2) The Nitrate ladden water(from fish waste) recycled to manure the plants along the fish ponds
KII2M Fish Farm at Kicuucu, Bunyangabu- Kabarole District has adapted this CHEAP AND SUSTAINABLE TECHONOLOGY with success. So we invite the NAADS Team to visit our Fish Farm.
helo naads. i’ve tired to started up a piggery but things aint breaking even. p’se help me out. i want to know about the best breeds, how and where to get them and at how much and how to mix the feeds. i also want to know how to look after them properly
When I see you calling NAADS to help you, I just wonder. Nothing new with NAADS – go use your traditional knowledge. Ask your neighbour or any successful farmer. Simplify for that farmer what you mean by breakeven and share like you are brothers. NAADS has no list of proven technologies, no standard operating procedure except for the tax payers money being shared by royals. May be you want 60 free piglets so that when they show your farm on UBC, more people get lured to follow you.
By the way did you know that the best cow on your village is a traditional preserve until proven inferior to other cows? In this case all of you should strive to get a heifer from such a cow so that you all get the best. This breed however faces extinction if other people start recieving free unproven breeds. We are now competing with spoonfed farmers whose future is
1.How have the youth been involved in the NAADS programmer .?
2.What activities are they being involved in?
Hello at NAADS. Thanks for the goodwork you are doing. How can you help me acquire a walking tractor. i am passionate about farming and yes, i have already started. I must say am doing well but have challenges with manual labour. I would like to mechanize to increase my acreage and if possible can pay back the cost of the walking tractor over an agreed period of time. I would appreciate a visit to my farm by your personnel so we can share more and receive advice on how we can join NAADS. I am based in Jeza, Muduuma Subcounty-Mpigi District.
keep going on naads,we are receiving all things in our sub county.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write in on the blog. We are grateful that our efforts are being appreciated.
we are happy with this coz your subcounty wont bother us for food aid. All of us can get better with your performance. share the good lessons and we shall emulate. if possible post a picture of your small project. By the way some items like honey, spice fetch little income if there are very few producers because unlike other production ventures, here you have a limit in terms of the maximum you can produce. Would like to interest youth into bee keeping especially those outside the cattle corridors and those with communally owned land where there is a lot of sunflower growing and limited spraying. we can make it. 0772584880
Bravo to all the wonderful pictures from the NAADS field/agricultural section– they are very inspiring!! Please could you also post some in the other sections too like: BEE KEEPING/GOAT FARMING & FISH FARMING
Bravo to all the wonderful pictures fro the NAADS field/agricultural setion– they are very inspiring!! Please could you also post some in the other sections too like: BEE KEEPING/GOAT FARMING & FISH FARMING
Hallo NAADS Management
When will the Commercialization Challenge Fund Recipients get notified and when would the NAADS/Bank funds be available for qualifying Fish & Agricultural Farmers.
We are grateful for your wonderful comments on NAAD pics. The challenge fund recipients will be communicated to and also advertised in the papers as soon as an independent committee reviews all the concept notes and proposals that were sent to NAADS Secretariat, support under challenge fund is limitless, either with fish or any agricultural initiative that would be beneficial to other farmer.
I would like to konw the sections in naads and how are yourths benifiting
Abdu, i didn’t get the “section” question, any person 18years of age can benefit under NAADS alternatively a youth group can register to benefit as a group at Sub county level.
am a farmer in yumbe district and the chairman etole mixed farm. we sent a concept note in regard to commercialization challenge fund to your head office for consideration, but without the project proposal. when is the proposal needed?
Joseph, they were all required, especially if you saw the first advert before the addendum
do you still continue receiving the proposals and when is the dead line?
The deadline was 31st August 2011, it is already due
Hallo NAADS Management
Thanks for the great job of encouraging Modernization and Sharing of Information in Agriculture/ Fish Farming. When will the Commercialization Challenge Fund Recipients get notified and when would the funds be available for qualifying Fish & Agricultural Farmers.
Are you interested in Apiculture- keeping bees. Lets share your experiences to improve the practice to solve day-to-day problems and reap maximum returns
NAADS implementation guidelines have been changing on a yearly basis, good its been a learning organisation adapting to changes is good. Iwish to propose that regarding procurement of inputs, nothing should change for now, because farmers active involvement in the procurement process has greatly improved delivery of inputs and realized value for money. The minor issues raised by implementer like the process being time-consuming and tidious are minor and can only be improved by good planning. Farmers in some instances have conived with suppliers to recieve cash instaed of the inputs ordered, still the involvement of other stakeholders has curtailed/prempted such attempts.
However, farmers demand for cash/capital to expand their enterprises comes up every year. Farmers need to take advantage of the existing Financial institutions or NAADS designs a strategy to accomodate these farmers
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