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June 6th, 2018 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow Michal Ssali writes:

We have all perhaps read about the quite successful Daily Monitor Farm Clinic organized at Mbarara Zonal Agricultural and Research Development Institute (MBAZARDI) which reportedly attracted over one thousand goers last week.

It was an opportunity for farmers and other stakeholders from across the region to learn about new farming technologies and to find solutions to the various agricultural challenges that many farmers face.

The big event was also, no doubt, an opportunity for comparing notes among farmers about some agricultural huddles experienced by all farmers across the country, such as the high cost of inputs like pesticides, herbicides and acaricides as well as incurable crop diseases and the onset of climate change that has resulted in frequent droughts and extreme weather conditions. Read more