Farmers in the eastern district of Bugiri have welcomed the governments’ intervention of construction Ten Agriculture Cluster projects in the area
These clusters aim at adding value to the agricultural produces for farmers before setting them off for various markets
Umar Kagoda, a former NRM youth district chairperson recalls why he abandoned politics for farming.
Although he incurred losses at the beginning, Mr. Kagoda sees light at the end of the tunnel.
Others who have benefited from government projects like NAADS in the district are Ngobi Alfred who is practicing piggery.
Such projects are not limited only to local farmers, but schools have also been incorporated.
Being a district where many are dependent on small and large scale agriculture, the government is injecting funds in order to add value to the produce. This has been further boosted by the ongoing construction of ten Agriculture Cluster development projects in the district.
Although local residents welcome government innervations like construction of agricultural produce value additional sites, some challenges are still faced.
Bugiri district has in the past been referred to as one of the food baskets of Busoga region, but the current trend of commercial sugar cane growing and rice, the district might be at risk of imminent famine and poverty.