Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Farmers earning little from agriculture

By John B. Thawite

THE cultural leader of Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu has called on the Government and development partners to link farmers in the Rwenzori region to markets.

Charles Wesley Mumbere noted that though the farmers were spending a lot of time, finances and other resources in farming, they were earning little from agriculture because of limited market opportunities.

In a speech read by his information minister and spokesperson, Patrick Nyamunungu, Mumbere urged his subjects to revive the culture of constructing granaries to ensure food security in the region.

Nyamunungu delivered the speech at Hotel Margherita on Friday at the closure of a two-day grain business show