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Agriculture Minister Cautions Farmers Against Unguided Inter-cropping

Addressing farmers in Kalungu district on Saturday, Ssempijja explained that the unguided practice of inter-cropping is affecting greatly productivity in many parts of the country and thereby giving a wrong impression of agriculture.

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The Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Minister, Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja has cautioned farmers against the old practice of congesting several crops on the same piece of land if they are to improve their productivity.

Addressing farmers in Kalungu district on Saturday, Ssempijja explained that the unguided practice of inter-cropping is affecting greatly productivity in many parts of the country and thereby giving a wrong impression of agriculture.   

He has asked Agricultural Officers and extension workers to devote more time guiding farmers on proper farming practices, saying the Ministry may also consider introducing a policy against intercropping.     

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He says the Agriculture ministry is vigorously exploring all interventions to boost the country’s foreign exchange earnings through increased bulk agricultural exports.  

According to the Trading Economics, Agriculture contributes 80 percent to the country’s export earnings of USD 327.30 million registered in November 2019.        

However, Ssempijja says there is still unfulfilled ambition of getting more money from agriculture, which can only be realized when the sector is more organized.  

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