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Ugandan growers want government to increase knowledge on avocado and macadamia cultivation

Growers Kyenjojo district have asked the government to intensify sensitization of macadamia and Hass avocado growing across the country. The Hass is a commercially popular and nutritious fruit and one of the 19 crops that the Ministry of Agriculture is promoting under the Agricultural Value Chain Development Strategy.  According to the farmers, despite the new strategic crops being in high demand, many farmers still lack knowledge on how to cultivate the high-value crops which could affect the production rate.

Steven Kahwa, one of the macadamia growers says poor cultivation methods could affect the growth, harvests, and production of the fruits which leaves farmers counting losses in spite of heavy investments.

Fred Bwino Kyakulaga, the State Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries says the government is committed to sensitizing farmers and supporting commercial farmers to enhance production, value addition, and collective bargaining in the value chain.


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