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NAADS Periodic Technical Supervision 2019

NAADS Periodic Technical Supervision 2019

In order to monitor the progress of interventions made, NAADS conducts periodic technical supervision across the country.

Teams of experts from NAADS, MAAIF and OWC supported by the District Local Governments carry out inspection of projects supported NAADS to ascertain progress and address the challenges faced by the farmers.

Cocoa is one of the priority commodities supported by NAADS with 3,910,986 cocoa seedlings distributed in financial year 2018/19.

Turyomunsi from Kiryabicooli village in Nyamarwa Sub County in Kibaale district is one of the beneficiaries that was visited by the technical supervision team on 23rd July 2019.

The farmer received 1,000 cocoa seedlings in June 2019 and has so far planted 450 of these on an acre. She had earlier on received cocoa seedlings from Esco an NGO that supports farmers in the area. She is already harvesting cocoa from the 3 acres, harvesting 15kgs  of dry cocoa every after 2 weeks and selling each KG at shs.6,700.

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NAADS Participates in the 27th National Agricultural Show

The 27th National Agricultural show at Jinja grounds was held from 12th to 21st July 2019. The 10 days event was held under the theme “Agricultural technologies and innovation for farmer led Agro- Industrialization”.

The Show was officially opened on behalf of the President by Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda the Prime Minister of Uganda who was accompanied by Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja the Minister for Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries.

In his speech, President Yoweri Museveni has encouraged farmers to utilize government programs being implemented in the agriculture sector to fight hunger and grow financially. He said there are many programs if well embraced can make Uganda poverty and hunger-free state.

“How come some families are experiencing food insecurity? This is because many of the famers have not embraced government programs despite the fact that government has created conducive environment for the farmers by providing agricultural inputs under the various programs being implemented in the sector,” the President said in the Speech.

He advised farmers to embrace good practices if they are to grow financially.

This show was organized by the Uganda National farmers federation (UNIFFE) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and fisheries (MAAIF) and as a key stakeholder, NAADS Secretariat enlisted its participation along with its farmers’ representatives who have benefited from NAADS as they showcased their products.

NAADS showcased majorly aspects of agribusiness specifically, the gross margins, the institutional framework of organizing farmers under the farmer committees right from the clusters at village level to the National

farmer committees, an innovation being piloted in 14 districts currently and lastly, the procedural steps farmers can follow to access NAADS inputs as well as availing other key critical information to farmers in addition to responding to questions and inquiries such as the access and management of tractors by farmers through NAADS, a strategic intervention by MAAIF on agricultural mechanization to improve productivity and profitability.

The Show is the largest of its kind in Uganda and is an annual event that has been held since 1990, attracting an annual average of 350 agricultural exhibitors from different parts of the country and beyond.

It is the biggest platform for showcasing Agricultural innovations and exchange of knowledge and offers a lot of opportunities to the participants to learn of equipment and agricultural methods to apply on the farms.

The Agricultural show attracts over 300,000 guests yearly, making it the most attended show.

 

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NAADS Newsletter

NAADS Newsletter Vol.1

This Newsletter features some of the significant achievements by NAADS/OWC. It highlights the impact of government policies in the implementation of programs in the Agriculture sector and the entire country.

For government to achieve the intended objectives, it is necessary to have prudent policies and undertake appropriate structural adjustments in order to translate the policies into appropriate actions. For the agricultural sector, this has called for prioritization of farmers into the agricultural zones so that they produce not only commercially but specifically for the market, prioritizing enterprises and adding value to the products.

We are glad to share with you some of the successes, challenges and lessons resulting from the past efforts of NAADS/OWC and we encourage all the stakeholders to share their experiences in the future publications.

More successful farmers/beneficiaries of NAADS interventions will be profiled in the subsequent bulletins. We also believe that more analysis will be given on the different enterprises government has prioritized for future investments in the subsequent issues.

Download NAADS Newsletter Vol 1

 

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