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Ministry Directs NARO To Take Technologies To Farmers

by Wangah Wanyama
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By Prossy Nandudu

The Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries tasked Makerere University and the National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO) to find ways through which technologies and innovations produced get to farmers.

The purpose of this conference is to compare notes and show the innovations and also share with the private sector and farming communities.  According to Rwamirama, the innovations by scientists a good however, these should take to farmers for adoption.

Listening to scientists celebrating achievements in finding solutions is very good but not good enough, what is good enough is adoption or uptake of these technologies so as to fix the problem,” said Rwamirama.

Rwamirama made the call while officiating at the opening of the NARO- MaK (National Agriculture Research Organization and Makerere University) conference on Tuesday  at Speke Resort Munyonyo. The conference that ends today Thursday is running under the theme Innovations for Enhancing Productivity and Agro-Industrialization.

Information from NARO’s communication office adds that the conference will bring together stakeholders from research, academia, health, policy makers among others.

Areas of discussion include challenges and Opportunities in Mechanization and Agro-Industrialization, modernizing post-harvest management and food safety systems, intensification of crop productivity and seed systems, managing interactions among the changing environment, ICT based innovations for agricultural transformation among others.

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