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Arua Lead Farmers Receive Motorcycles, Bicycles to fight Malnutrition

Gordon Toa, the Arua District Production Officer, says their main target is to increase production and consumption of micro-nutrients in primary schools.
12 Mar 2019 18:28
Arua RDC Nahori Oya Awa (with cap) handing over the Motorcycles and Bicycles at the district yard on Tuesday.

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More than 100 lead farmers drawn from 28 sub counties in Arua district have received motorcycles and bicycles to facilitate food production and improve nutrition in schools and homes.  

The more than 100 motorcycles and 20 bicycles were procured under Uganda Multi-Sectoral Food Security with support from Danish Aid – DANIDA.

They are meant to enhance the movement of the lead farmers to monitor the establishment of demonstration gardens in 100 primary schools and homes.

While handing over the bicycles and motorcycles to the Lead Farmers and two vehicles to the district, Arua Resident District Commissioner, Nahori Oya warned the recipients against misusing the facilities lest they withdraw them.     

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Gordon Toa, the Arua District Production Officer, says their main target is to increase production and consumption of micro-nutrients in primary schools. 

He explained malnutrition among school children, mothers and their babies grossly affects their cognitive development.  

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Under the programme, species of sweet potatoes rich in Vitamin A and Beans rich in Iron and Folic Acid are produced in demonstration farms in schools and homesteads to feed school children and families under close supervision of the Lead farmers.