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June 23rd, 2016 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow Michael Ssali writes: Over 70 per cent of farmers in Uganda grow bananas. It is one our major food crops and in order to enjoy good harvests the farmer should apply the right farming practices. It is important to begin with clearing the site to remove bushes and unnecessary trees. However trees planted along the edge of the banana garden should be maintained to serve as wind breakers. Water trenches about two feet deep should be dug across the garden. They will trap rain water and channel it to the banana plants. Read more