B4FA Fellow, Michael Ssali writes
Nobody should deceive you that farming is a bed of roses and that it always leads to riches. Like all other occupations, there are big challenges that farmers face in form of risks and uncertainties.
Anybody planning to go into farming must be determined to work hard and to face the challenges as they come.
So many things over which man has no control can take place anytime with dreadful consequences for the farmer.
Pests and diseases can strike anytime and destroy crops on the entire farm. These days Uganda is host to a number of crop diseases that have no known cure such as cassava brown streak disease, banana bacterial wilt, and coffee wilt disease, among others. Read more