Government constructs 12 modern grain storage facilities across the country.
Government through The National Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADS) has constructed 12 modern grain storage facilities across the country as one of the initiatives to minimize post-harvest losses in grain mainly maize and beans.
The 12 community grain stores have been established in 11 districts of Napak, Adjumani, Kiryandongo (2), Masindi, Hoima, Kyenjojo, Kakumiro, Mubende, Nakaseke, Kyegegwa and Kiboga. They have been constructed by NAADS in partnership withWorld Food Programme, UN’s humanitarian body which has offered capacity building to the farmers in the area of quality control.
The 300 metric tons facilities have helped the farmer to improve the quality of their maize, minimize on post-harvest losses and ultimately increase their incomes.
Rwibaale Farmers’ Cooperative Society in Butunduzi Sub County (Kiryandongo district) is one of the beneficiaries of the modern grain facilities constructed by NAADS.
The Chairperson of the association Nuuru Kiiza says before NAADS constructed for them the modern store, they used to store the maize in places which affected the quality of their maize.
For her part, the Spokesperson of NAADS Khadija Nakakande says their target is to construct the grain storage facilities in each sub county in the grain producing districts across the country.