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Farmers Launch Organic Actors Platform

Farmers under Partipatory Ecological Land Use Management (Pelum) Association have launched ecological organic agriculture actors platform.

The platform will be tasked to advance and share knowledge about sustainable farming practices and techniques so as to  address climate change impacts.

Pelum Country Director  Stella  Lutalo says  Uganda chapter will be used to  advocate for sustainable farming practices country wide.

“Uganda lacks good Agroecology professionals therefore the new Agroecology actors playform will  retool stakeholders  to practice good sustainable farming system as,” lutalo said.

Dr.David Amudavi Executive Director Biovision Africa Trust called for enactment of legislation and policy on ecological organic agriculture in Uganda to enhance training, research and farming practices.

The event took place at the two days  national Agroecology actors symposium at Silver Springs hotel in Kampala.

The symposium was organised under the theme:Advancing multi stakeholder responsiveness towards scaling up Agroecology in Uganda.

Pelum is a regional network of over 220 Civil Society Organisations in 12 countries in East, Central and Southern Africa working on  land use management.

The association also works to improve the livelihoods of small holder farmers and sustainability of farming communities by fostering ecological land use management.

Country chapters include Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda. Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Botswana, south Africa, Ethiopia and Swaziland.

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