Coffee farmers in Buvuma district are worried about unknown disease that is ravaging their plantations. According to some of the farmers, the disease dries the stem of the plant, spreads to the leaves and eventually the entire plant.
Hajjat Mariam Nakato, a resident of Buwangwe village in Busamuzi Sub County has over 18 acres of coffee in Kakyanga village in the same sub county. According to Nakato, the disease has destroyed her entire coffee plantation.
Nakato says she got the coffee plants under Operation Wealth Creation with the aim of boosting her income. She explains that even since got the coffee seeds, she has found numerous challenges.
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Cue out…omulimi wawansi,"//
Ivan Mugisa, a farmer in Kakyanga village in Busamuzi Sub County also says he is equally worried over the diseases and the dry season, which have negatively affected their plantations.
He calls upon government to put in place a team to help sensitize the farmers on how to overcome the disease.
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Cue out…enimiro eyo"//
Alex Mabirizi, the chairperson Buvuma district, says they are going to investigate the disease and try to find ways of helping the farmers.