Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has advised farmers on the second cropping season (Aug to Nov 2020).
Amidst unreliable weather conditions, the Minister says farmers have been able to sustain production in the country and have supplied crops, livestock and fisheries food for the population.
Uganda shipped 543,251- 60kg bags of coffee in the month of July 2020, up from 463,709 bags exported in the same month in 2019. This is the highest volume of coffee reported in the last 20 years. Uganda has a target of exporting 20 million coffee bags per annum, among other Agricultural products.
The Minister has therefore encourage farmers to intensify agricultural activities in the second season of the year 2020. I call upon you to produce massively for the population of Uganda, the Region and for Export, he said.
According to the climate outlook forum that sat on 26th August 2020, the weather for October to December 2020 is predicted to be drier than normal in the East African region.
This also means that the second season is likely to be short. Temperatures are also expected to be high with low rain fall that may end early.