Kotido: Farmers in Lobanya harvests highly following support from DDS-NK
Last Updated on: 27th November 2022, 12:57 pm
Lokong Todu, one of the farmers harvested 80 bags of maize with each bag containing 120 kilograms.
By Hope Owiny Ochero
Kotido – November 26, 2022: Farmers in Lobanya sub-county in Kotido district have registered high harvests following agricultural support from the Diocesan Development Services-North Karamoja (DDS-NK).
DDS-NK is a development arm of the Church of Uganda, North Karamoja Diocese with its headquarters in Kotido municipality. Its mission is to support communities and improve their livelihoods through integrated sustainable approach.
During a monitoring event by stakeholders and team from DDS-NK in Lobanya on November 25, 2022, farmers who have received agricultural training and fast maturing seeds were excited to harvest higher quantities of food, saying this will make hunger history to them.
Imen Anna, who was trained in conservation agriculture and post-harvest management, harvested over 70 bags of maize, 120 kilograms of simsim and 80 kilograms of beans.
Meanwhile, Lokong Todu, another farmer harvested 80 bags of maize with each bag containing 120 kilograms.
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They are grateful to DDS-NK and they pledged to continue training other farmers with the farming skills they received from DDS-NK so that they can also have a good harvest next season.
Namuya Martine, 25, who has been a passionate chili farmer for over five years has so far harvested 120 kilograms of chili, meanwhile, over 80 kilograms are still pending harvest from the garden.
Samuel Kanyange, the Kotido district intelligent security officer who was representing RDC in the monitoring, thanked the Church for considering the welfare of the people of Karamoja and asked DDS-NK to give continuous mentoring to the farmers.