Uganda’s Agriculture Minister, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, noted that is happy that Uganda’s anti-tick vaccine is ready for launching to the farmers through farmer fields, adding that it is great news for livestock farmers previously burdened by tick-borne diseases.
The Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze accompanied by the State Minister for Agriculture, Hon. Fred Bwino Kyakulaga have visited the National Livestock Resources Research Institute (NaLIRRI) which is under the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) in Nakyesesa, Wakiso district.
“I really feel I should have come earlier to visit this facility but I needed to first study the sector and provide the appropriate policy direction,”. said Mr. Tumwebaze.
Tumwebaze applauded NaLIRRI for the technology that removes aflatoxins from grains, especially maize and making of biogas and fertilizers but challenged them to make it available for use by farmers.
He challenged NaLIRRI to start a fully-fledged animal feed manufacturing facility for poultry, piggery and fish feeds as well as cattle feeds that would in turn result in more affordable animal feeds for livestock farmers
“Let us have a fully-fledged knowledge transfer Centre here where farmers can come, stay overnight and be taught. You can go and benchmark Kyankwanzi to see how you can develop the facility.” Minister stated.
At the same event, the State Minister for Agriculture, Maj. Fred Bwino Kyakulaga said having been shifted from Tororo, NaLIRRI has in a short time made tremendous work at Nakyesesa.