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The Agriculture department of Lugari sub-county is warning maize farmers against exploitation by unscrupulous middle men this season. Instead, the farmers should jealously store their maize besides ensuring they have enough food reserves for their domestic consumption until grain prices improved. According to Mary Kaziga from the sub-county Agriculture department, the middlemen had stormed rich grain harvesting areas with a view to exploiting maize farmers following the current glut. Kaziga said agriculture department had intensified extension services aimed at sensitizing farmers on excellent grain storage methods that will enable them keep their reserves for a long period as they continue to wait for better returns The Officer was addressing residents, on behalf of the sub count agriculture officer where she called on farmers to use this short season rains to cultivate short season crops like vegetables and other horticultural produce with a view to improving their households
Government plans to effect ban on use of raw manure by farmers as a measure to ensure food safety standards, despite complaints about the proposed measure.
Healthy diet provisions have been compromised by a number of issues including climate change and human influence, killing the diversity of crucial crops.
Livestock farmers are also feeling the heat. When the weather is unfavorable, the reduced farm output is used for domestic consumption while little is done to cater for the animals.
armers consider weed killers magic and a solution to the stubborn weeds.
There are other problems beyond land preparation and quality of seeds and fertilizers that lead to farmers harvesting loses. Coupled with pests and diseases, this greatly affects the quality and the quantity of the potatoes. Here are some of the common diseases and their signs, which are a threat to the crop.
Despite this significant potential, agricultural productivity has remained largely stagnant. Besides, close to 40 per cent of agricultural produce is lost due to high post-harvest losses caused by poor storage and handling of farm produce.