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KIKUUBE BEST FARMERS GIFTED WITH FARM EQUIPMENTS

By Faridah Ndagano

KIKUUBE: Kikuube district in conjuction with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries have awarded the best farmers, farmer groups and partners in the agricultural sector with farm equipments and certificates.

The district awarded over 24 farmers, 5 farmer groups and 2 Non Government Organisation (Partners) from the 5 Sub counties and 2 Town councils in the district.

The five farmer groups and partners include; Kyangwaali Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society Limited, Wambabya Community Development Cooperative Society limited, Kyangwali Farmers Organization, Kakooge-Buhimba livestock investors group and Banyakole Tweyambe Association, and the partners include World Food Program (WFP) and Action against Hunger(AAH).

The farm equipments distributed include; 8 Water tanks, 8 wheel barrows, 8 spray pumps, protective gears and a nutrition package containing vegetable seedlings.

Dr Ntume Bananas the District Production Officer commended the best farmers, Farmer groups, Partners and Bulindi Zonal Agriculture Research Institute for their outstanding efforts in this exercise
Ntume added that the distributed items were stipulated from the essentials needs of farmers fore example the watertanks which are going to help in rain harvesting.

Steven Magume a Commissioner from the Ministry of Agriculture urged farmers to make proper use of the equipment which have been given in order for them to fulfill their intended purpose.

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Peter Banura the District Chairperson appreciated the farmers and the implementing partners for the tireless work, who urged the farmers to Continue practicing agriculture as they look forward to tap into the oil opportunities in the district.

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