Published by www.statehouse.go.ug
President Yoweri Museveni has reiterated his call to all people in the country to abandon subsistence agriculture in favor of modern commercial farming for both food and financial security. He also advised them to stop the culture of land fragmentation through property inheritance a practice that fuels poverty.
President Museveni made the remarks yesterday during his tour at Bamwe Agro Technologies Company, an Apple growing project located in Buyanja sub-county, Rubabo County, Rukungiri district. The company has apples nursery bed on an acre of land, with seedlings ready for sale to farmers, a special refrigerated room for seed germination and an orchard of 7,552 apple trees on a 40 acre of land that were planted in 2014. The project is recorded as the biggest in the country and has benefited about 145, 000 farmers in the region.
The Chief Executive Officer of Bamwe Technologies Mr. Reuben Mwesigye said that 320 apple trees, if well looked after in ten years, can make returns of 24,000,000/= annually. Bamwe Technologies is also supported by AVSI an Italian non-profit making government agency in terms of training on apples growing.
Present at the function was the Minister of State for Security Brigadier General Henry Tumukunde, Rubabo county MP Hon. Paula Turyahikayo, AVSI country RepresenTAtive Mr. Samuel Otim Rizzo, among others.
Published by www.carbonsink.it
We are glad to announce that our project ‘Carbon Finance for families in Mozambique’ together with the project ‘Clean Energy Promotion through Microfinance in Ethiopia’ operated by a consortium of organizations and led by the Finland-based Gaia Consulting Oy, have tied in first place for the 2016 Best Climate Practices Award with the theme ‘Expanding access to Climate Financing’.
According to the judges, “Carbon Finance for families in Mozambique” implemented by CarbonSink together with AVSI and Cloros Srl used in an exemplary way the Climate Finance to promote energy efficiency, conservation of natural resources and at the same time improving the living conditions of the population of the area and contributing to climate change mitigation.
CarbonSink thanked the team of judges consisting of representatives: International Center for Climate Governance, Green Growth Knowledge Platform and Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice, Green Climate Fund, UNFCCC, UNEP Inquiry and everyone who voted for our project online!
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