Production & Marketing

The overall vision, mission and investment strategy of the agricultural sector in Uganda is guided by six principles that are derived from the county’s experiences, the agricultural sector strategy plan (ASSP 2015/16, 2019/20) and the national development plan (NDP2). The sector mission is to transform from subsistence to commercial agriculture with a vision of creating a competitive, profitable and sustainable agricultural sector.  It is from the same background that Kanungu district Local government production department derives its mission “provision of agricultural extension / advisory services in the field of crop, livestock, fisheries and water for production that will bring an increase in production and productivity leading to social economic development of the district”

  • To promote food security and house hold income
  • To empower farmers to access and utilize available extension services
  • To promote farmer groups to develop capacity to manage farming enterprises
  • To promote use of appropriate labor saving technologies
  • To promote use quality agro inputs
  • To promote private sector participation agricultural value chain
  • To strengthen mainstreaming of cross cutting issues (environment, gender, HIV/AIDS)
  • Agriculture extension services which are the responsibility of local governments have been reformed to promote services to farmers on high yielding and commercial enterprises.  This has been done through a Programme for Modernization of Agriculture (PMA).  The PMA has key components of research, national advisory services, agro processing and marketing.
    We employ a pro-people approach in transforming households to improve food security, nutrition and stabilize incomes. Crop farming contributes to 53 of the population and employment. We have improved access to agricultural extension services and productivity by focusing on agronomy and animal husbandry, agribusiness, reduction of post-harvest losses and marketing, targeting women and youth. Extension services focus on banana, coffee, beans and ground-nut production, which contribute a big  production output in the District. The District had deployed extension workers all the 17 lower local governments.
  • Currently, we prevent and control diseases among  exotic and indigenous cattle breeds through vaccinations, regulating movement and providing advisory services to farmers. We further protect consumers by inspecting slaughter places and products.
  • Our Fisheries sector, promotes fish farming (aqua-culture); advisory services to farmers on pond construction, fertilization, feeding and harvesting; enforcing fish Regulations, ensuring quality of stock and fish farming inputs supplied to fish farmers. Privately owned fish ponds are 592 (sizes are 100 m2 to 1000m2). There are no stocked public valley dams. The average fish production is 9.2 tonnes from private ponds and the annual fish stock is valued at UGX 92 million. 
  • Entomological services include promotion of bee keeping and tsetse control. Through Trade & Commercial services, we supervise cooperatives and promoting trade in the district. a total of 150,000Kgs of honey is produced in the District per annum.
  • under income generation,  81 million tea seedlings have been distributed to  16,656 farmers and institutions. As a result two factories have been constructed namely Kigezi Highlands Tea Factory in Rugyeyo Sub county and  Kinkizi Development Company Factory in Butogota Town Council also a second line has been installed in Kayonza growers tea factory in Butogota Town Council. We hope for more other factories to come as a result of increased tea production in the District
  •  Under Coffee intervention. The District in collaboration with UCDA has  distributed13,511,137 seedlings to farmers in the District over the last 10 years.  Due to this intervention a number of new private coffee hullers/ factories have come to argument value addition.  In the Live stock sector, under the intervention of His Excellency the President of Uganda, a total of 732 in calf heifers have been given out to farmers in collaboration with OWC.
  • Below are the items delivered to different farmers in the district in a bid to improve on incomes of the people
  • Items delivered and number of beneficiaries

Objectives.

FY  Commodity /EnterprisePlanned Quantities Kg/Tons FY 2014/15Actual Quantities Delivered By SupplierNumber Of Beneficiary FarmersEstimated Acreage Per Commodity /Households
2015/16Maize seed28760kg28760kg45121150H
Bean seed26910kg26910kg6819269H
Cassava cuttings906 Bags906 Bags122275 H
Coffee seedlings23500002369988105132133H
Fish fry 276063
2016/17 SEASON (A)Irish potato230 bags230 bags 32 acres
Coffee15442661544266 1389 h
Mangoes5000026268 583acres
SEASON (B)Ginger 0194 bags  
Coffee seedlings10804601080460 972h
Heifers1616 (Special intervention for youth leaders)
2017/18Heifers565656(16 youth leaders,40 for main stream)
 Pigs929246 
 Mangoes25000250001250413
 Tea2,210,0002,210,000426442
 Coffee1226074122607431941092h
2018/19Semen straws150 straws15050 farmersn/a
 maize25200 kg252002520 farmers2520acres
 beans13400 kg134002680 farmers148h
 potato1015bags1015507 farmers145acres
 coffee2,838,0002838000141902554h
Items delivered and number of beneficiaries