Production and Natural Resources

ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED FOR FY 2017/2018
1. Procurement and distribution of 7,900,000 tea seedlings to farmers under OWC program.
2. Procurement and distribution of 9,750,000 coffee seedlings to farmers under Operation Wealth Creation Program.
3. Procurement and distribution of 68,260 mango seedlings to farmers under Operation Wealth Creation (OWC)
4. Procurement and distribution of 30,000 orange seedlings to farmers under Operation Wealth Creation (OWC)
5. Procurement and distribution of 254 bags of Irish potatoes to farmers under Operation Wealth Creation (OWC)
6. Procurement and distribution of 23,123kg of maize seed to farmers under Operation Wealth Creation (OWC)
7. Procurement and distribution of 4200 poultry chicks (layers) to 15 farmers under Operation Wealth Creation (OWC)
8. Procurement and distribution of 100 KTB hives to bee keepers under PMG to farmers at a cost of 10,000,000.
9. Procurement and distribution of 63 heifers to 63 farmers under OWC.
10. Procurement and distribution of 138,355 fish fries to farmers.
11. Procurement and distribution of 50 bags of fertilizers to farmers under PMG at a cost of 13,000,000.
12. Establishment of 29 demonstration gardens of maize, 19 demonstration gardens of pasture, 19 detestation gardens of cassava and 4 demonstration gardens of rice under ATAAS program.
13. Procurement of 150 straws of semen for artificial insemination services 68,260 mango seedlings to farmers under Operation Wealth Creation (OWC)
14. Vaccination of dogs against rabies and cattle against lumpy skin disease. A total of 3560 dogs were vaccinated against rabies and 4580 cattle against lumpy skin disease at a cost of 4.000.000/=
15. Constructed a slaughter slab at Mukunyu Trading Centre under PMG at a cost of 8.000.000 million.
16. Establishment of demonstration gardens of orange fleshed sweet potatoes, iron rich beans, vegetables, energy saving stoves in 100 primary schools under Uganda Multi Sectoral Food Security and Nutrition Project (UMFSNP).
17. Procurement and distribution of 1,156 nags of cassava cuttings to farmers under OWC.

PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR FY 2018/2019
The Department will focus on the implementation of the following activities in the FY 2018/2019.

1. Procurement and distribution of 50 KTB hives and 20 sets of honey harvesting gears at a cost of shs 15,617,389 under PMG.
2. Procurement and distribution of fish fries, fish feeds and construction of a pond at Kijwiga at a cost of 18.000.000 under PMG.
3. Procurement and distribution of fertilizers, pesticides at a cost of 18.000.000 under PMG.
4. Construction of slaughter slab at Kyakatwire Trading Centre at a cost of 2.000.000 under PMG.
5. Procurement of rabies vaccine for vaccination of dogs against rabies and lumpy skin vaccine at a cost of 5.000.000 under PMG.
6. Procurement of semen for artificial insemination services at a cost of 2.000.000 under PMG.
7. Implementation of vermin control services in the District at 4.000.000.
8. Implementation of Trade and Industry (commercial) services at 21.346.141 under PMG.
9. Supervision and monitoring the implementation of Agricultural project activities.
10. Establishment of demonstration gardens in Sub-Counties under Agricultural Extension Fund and 100 selected Primary Schools under Uganda Multi Sectoral Food Security and Nutrition Project. (UMFSNP)
11. Following up farmers and farmers groups by field extension Workers.
12. Procurement of 08 motorcycles for Agricultural Extension Workers at a cost of 128.906.250
13. Conducting exposure visits or tours for Production staff and Production and Natural Resources Standing Committee members.
14. Registration of farmer groups and data capture on Agricultural statistics.
15. Training farmers on recommended Agronomical technologies
16. Operating and maintenance of Production vehicles (Pick-up and motorcycles).
17. One motor cycle repaired and 16 motorcycles serviced.
18. Attend Workshops and Departmental meetings.
19. Sensitizing farmers on Local FM Radio stations on profitable agricultural enterprises.
20. Demonstrations on control of crop and livestock diseases/pests by Agricultural Extension Workers.

CHALLNGES FACED DURING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS.
1. Prevalence of pests and diseases in particular black coffee twig borer, Banana Bacterial Wilt (BBW), Maize Army Worm etc.
2. Crop/Livestock damages due to hailstorms
3. Prolonged draught which affected the performance of crop and livestock enterprises.
4. Lack of small scale irrigation facilities to address issues of climate change.
5. Government will start assisting farmers with small scale irrigations facilities.

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