Growers from the Ntungamo district lack a market due to the bumper harvest of onions, so they called for help. The farmers of the Kayonza, Rugarama, Rubaare counties and the town councils of Rwentobo-Rwahi and Rubaare are focused on onion cultivation. For many years, the profits of the enterprises have played a vital role in supporting the development of the region.
However, farmers are currently trapped by a large number of onions that cannot be sold or preserved.
According to Nicholas Asiimwe Mwamba, Rwentobo-Rwahi town council chairman, farmers have abandoned the onions in the gardens while others decided to sell them off at the lowest prices so that they can raise some money for planting the next season.
A local farmer blames the situation on the Covidl9 related shutdown which restricted travel of traders.
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