Bugweri farmers to benefit from Shs 630m government project
At least 10,000 farmers in Bugweri District are set to benefit from a Shs630m mill project that is expected to add value to their produce.
This is meant for especially soybean and maize, and will subsequently enable them fetch higher prices.
This is being made possible by the Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP), a partnership project of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and the World Bank.
The project started on January 23, 2017 to raise on-farm productivity, production and marketable volumes of selected agricultural commodities.
Maize, beans, rice, cassava and coffee, in specified (12) geographic clusters (spanning over 57 districts), including Bugweri.
Maize farmers in Busoga Sub region like their sugarcane counterparts, have continued to endure low market prices for their produce, with the prices of their maize dropping to as low as Shs200 per kilogramme, leading to a dip in their morale and an escalation in poverty and food insecurity.