PRODUCTION IN MUKONO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL.

  • Dr. Kiwanuka Noah

    Senior Veterinary Officer

    Municipal Council

    Components;

      • Agriculture

      • Veterinary

      • Fish farming

      • Apiary

      • Entomology

    The 4th and 5th sectors are mainly handled at district level because of non-provision in our structure.

    The 2 divisions of Mukono Municipal Council (Goma and Mukono Central Division) were previously agricultural hubs with vast farms doing animal and crop husbandry.

    Today urbanization has led to an escalation of the cost of land fragmentation, land conflicts and land grabbing.

    All these negatively impacted on production in Mukono Municipal Council as more people moved into business in the formal and informal sectors.

    However farmers have adopted urban farming approaches to cope with the shrinking agricultural land although a few have managed to maintain the large acreage to stay in extension farming.

    SYSTEMS USED IN MUKONO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL INCLUDE:

      • Zero grazing animals

      • Poultry keeping in houses

      • Poultry keeping in cages

      • Piggery in concrete houses or on indigenous microorganisms (IMO)

      • Open land cultivation

    MAIN CROPS GROWN

      • Maize, beans

      • Cassava

      • Fruits (oranges, mangoes, jack fruits, pawpaw)

      • Banana, sweet potatoes.

    Most crops grown are used for home consumption and are done on small to medium scale.

    Main livestock kept

      • Poultry

      • Dairy cattle

      • Piggery

      • Small animals such as fish

    Most livestock kept are for commercial purposes.

    • A Demonstration model for solar powered irrigation system
    • An Agricultural Extension worker Training Farmers
    • Tomatoe Growing in Mukono Municipality
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    • Urban Farming at Mukono Municipality
    Urban Farming at Mukono Municipality1 Urban Farmers and Extension workers in Mukono Municipality2 Tomatoe Growing in Mukono Municipality3 An Agricultural Extension worker Training Farmers4 A Demonstration model for solar powered irrigation system5