NARL Showcases Banana Agronomic Practices at OPM's Kisoboka Campaign in Central Region
A team from NARL’s National Banana Research Program participated at the two-day nationwide Farmers' Mobilisation, Education, Value Addition & Service Delivery Campaign launch held on 18th and 19th August 2023, at Kasana playground in Mubende district, where it trained farmers in best agronomic practices for bananas.
The Kisoboka campaign was spear headed by the Prime Minister of Uganda, Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja. The two-day mobilisation drive in greater Mubende was organised in preparation for the forthcoming nationwide campaign to increase agricultural production, productivity and profitability.
This campaign, will include regional agricultural expos and knowledge sharing sessions as well as health camps. It is designed to facilitate the implementation of H.E President Kaguta Museveni’s six policy proposals to develop the agricultural sector.
The President’s proposals include production, multiplication, distribution and certification of seeds and stocking materials; disease control; agricultural mechanisation and irrigation; farmer education and mobilisation; partnerships with big land owners and interventions in the fisheries sector.
Some of the participants at the event included teams from Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), NARO and other government and private agricultural institutions who shared knowledge and showcased value addition and agro processing technologies.
The Prime Minister hopes the campaign will enable the government to improve agricultural production, productivity and profitability for socioeconomic transformation.