I think i appreciate this new site. Keep up
Dear NAADS Officials/NAADS Headquarters
I would like to appreciate and acknowledge all the positive energy advanced by and through NAADS. My KII2M Fish Farm looks forward to fruition of the Grant allocation as per application off 2011.
The postive stories of NAADS need to be further highlighted in the Press and the Parent/Home site of NAADS so people can appreciate the positive impact NAADS is having in communities & enterprises. Currently the information on NAADS site is years lacking in update – I suggest that new stories would be invaluable to inform and excite the targeted population.
Ambrose Ireeta – Managing Director, KII2M Fish Farm.
Dear NAADS Official at the Headquarters:
I am writing to seek an update about the Grant Funds that were supposed to reach farmers at the end of 2011. My fish farm is KII@M Fish Farm and we would like an update on our proposal.
Ambrose Ireeta & George Magezi (cellphone 077 4947 543)
Kicuucu, Bunyangabu–Kabarole District.
Dear NAADS Officials:
Please could you post an update on the efforts of NAADS field offices in SUPPORTING FISH FARMING.. There are articles spelling out th e government concern about over-fishing and the potential of Fish farming but litttle practical support on the ground. As a fish farmer, I am yet to see action on the ground – but I am hopeful that given the Fish farming potential we will here NAADS offices sooner!!!
Dear NAADS Officials:
It has now been over one year since I and other farmers sent in proposals. At the time we were told the funding was available – but up to now we are still waiting and NO OFFICIAL UPDATE. This site seems not to be as active as it was a year ago!! Could it be farmers are getting disillusioned…. nonetheless I think NAADS can truly be a transformation force for the better in rural Uganda if applied accordingly
I appreciate all the work that NAADS is doing. I only wish certain interventions would be expedited to sustain farmer’s enthusiasm.
Market Access for Sustainable Development
‘Pro-poor & Smallholder Inclusive Value Chain Development’
This popular international course is an introduction to how markets can be used as tools to alleviate poverty in a sustainable manner. It introduces participants to the conceptual frameworks related to the market-economic domain of development. These can be used to identify gender friendly, smallholder inclusive development opportunities.
The course provides practical tools and instruments to develop appropriate interventions. The subject will be addressed through three interrelated questions. First, how can the poor effectively engage in market development? Second, how can their products be tailored and the product flows adapted to better access markets? Third, how can institutions accommodate this inclusive development process best while considering cross-cutting issues like, for instance, gender and equity?
The course supports policy makers, development practitioners and professionals of service providers, including research and educational organizations, in their changed roles as market facilitators. The course qualifies for the Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) for short courses
- Application deadline: 1 May 2012
- Date: 5-23 November 2012
- Location: The Netherlands, Wageningen
- Organisation: Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation
- More info: http://www.cdi.wur.nl/UK/newsagenda/agenda/Market_access_for_sustainable_development.htm
littomika on August 30, 2011 I like that I am a guretfal person. I love being able to show my appreciation to others and count all of my blessings. I dont like taking things for granted, because life is so special and the people you love should feel they are loved.
I am sure you are doing your best to communicate information to people who are interested in agriculture and your effort is highly appreciated. This blog can be a more efficient internet tool for getting agricultural information to internet people if NAADS could provide a little more agricultural guidance in addition to giving contacts of the district NAADS coordinator and thereby facilitate the NAADS vision “to increase farmers’ access to information, knowledge and technology for profitable agricultural development”.
Dear All, Naads has undergone reorganisation for the better and there will be timely response to all your emails.
Try renting the machines. Interest rates in banks are high and you can risk your fortune.
NAADS might not be the best option for you to demonstrate the justification. Share with businessmen or institutions like in Teso or Acholi where the major problem cld be opening up enough land ahead of the march season. they can hire your machines.
Design a servive package for people who are involved in large scale agric but lacking such a technology. Advertise and accept to earn less especially when bank loans are expensive
If you have your own land, this will be a fortune for you in years to come
This is a really inltleignet way to answer the question.
Thanks a million for your advice,according to you what is the acceptable rate per acre being practiced.
I acquired 2500 acres of customary land with the sole intention to produce food for local consumption as Uganda lacks big mechanized farmers. I have spent over 75,000 Euros of my personal money on this project with the hope that I would be an example to the show case and make the government invest seriously in small co-operative to ensure food security.
It has been 3 years I have been doing small scale farming of 100 acres and the yield has been very promising and the impact on the population has been amazing. This prompted me to think of a big scale mechanized farming whose target is to produce food (Rice) for the local market and create jobs in an area.
I travelled to Uganda last month to reception the container and tractor, all these equipment arrived safely and are now in Kampala and ready to start work. I applied for an agricultural loan of 70,000 € which is equivalent to the value of the equipment I acquired but unfortunately I was let down and the current interest rates are so high that there are higher risks of failure to refund or service the loans now I have no working capital to initiate the project.
Having said that, all my efforts were in vain as no single bank or organization could funding me and yet the govt talks of having set aside a budget to finance public-private investments in Agriculture.
Can NAADS provide me with some uselful information on agricultural funding
The list of equipment bought from France and already shipped to Uganda include:
1 Tractor ( Landini 165 TDI) can plough 50 acres per day
1 Plough (Naud)
1 Auto Planter (Sulky GC Tramlines)
1 Harrow (Quivogne)
1 Heavy duty Chainsaw (Dolmar PS910S60)
6 Electric Generators (Mag 3.2 KVA’s)
1 Motorized pesticide sprayer(Hardy 3500 Liters)
Your email address will not be published.
Inappropriate postings shall be promptly removed.