Although growing pawpaws has not been embraced by many farmers, youth in Nazigo sub-county, Kayunga district are earning a living off growing and selling pawpaws.
Ismail Mulindwa, 36, a resident of Bukambo village in Nazigo, says as youth, they decided to come together and start growing pawpaws and pineapples as a business.
“As Nazigo Pawpaw and Pineapple Association, we do not need to look for market for our products, but instead, we get orders from Nakasero, Owino and other markets who needs our fruits products,” Mulindwa says.
He adds that before starting the pawpaw business, they did not know other values of pawpaw seeds.
“But now, papaya seeds are marketable because they are rich in fibre that keep our digestion on track, thus helping in the removal of toxins from our body, resulting in weight loss,” Mulindwa says.
Abdu Kasozi, another pawpaw farmer, calls upon the Government to help them set up a factory to add value for their products.