The Mukono Deputy Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Mr. Mike Ssegawa has urged residents of Kirangira Village to carry out urban farming as an economic activity inorder to boost their household incomes.
“I want to see Kirangira village households engage in one economic activity or the other, ranging from vegetable growing, poultry, piggery, dairy, fish farming or fruit” Ssegawa noted.
This was on Wednesday when he led a group of Kirangira Village Cooperative members to the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)’s Mukono Zonal Agricultural and Development Institute (Muzardi) to learn about Urban farming.
Mr. Ssegawa told the group that he wanted to see the village members translating the lessons they learned from Muzardi into their households.
Dr Zawedde Barbara Mugwanya, the Director of the institute addressed the farmers and challenged them to use spaces around their homes efficiently inorder to stop spending on vegetables.
During the visit, the Kirangira Cooperative members took interest in backyard gardens which address the need for vegetable dishes at home.
They also studied about rearing local poultry effectively to make the venture sustainable and profitable.
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