AGRICULTURE MECHANIZATION TO SPUR FARM RETURNS
20th, December 2012
The John Deere Agriculture Equipment has launched the new John Deere�s product which is aimed at rapid mechanization potential of farmers, withequipments in land preparation, seeding, planting nutrient application, lay and forage harvesting as well as agricultural management solution. The program administrators are challenged to ensure the farmers accessthe equipments and the services related to efficient usage at cost effectively.
The Uganda Investment Authoritychairman Patrick Bitature urges Ugandans to transform from the rudimentary typeof farming to more mechanized andmodern types of farming, able to sustain domestic food demands and commercialrequirements. Transformed type of agriculture would counter the spiralpopulation growth characterized with abrupt drought.
Mechanization is one of the key pillars ofagriculture transformation and modernization. Efforts directed into acquisitionof cost effective farm tools means integrating the majority Ugandans trappedinto the occupation representing over 70% of the country�s labor force intoviable economic farming.