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Position Ugandan Youth In Farming To End Poverty – Bommel Tells Government

During the tour in Kiruhura district, Mr Joris Van Bommel, who’s the current Head of Development Cooperation and Economic Affairs and Deputy Ambassador at the Netherlands Embassy urged the Ugandan government to engage youth in farming.

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While touring some funded projects which are under SNV ( Netherlands Development Foundation ) in the district of Kiruhura, Bommel said hitting the potential of the youth into farming or agriculture sector can help create significant opportunities for them, thus rocket development.

The Ugandan government should engage it’s youth in farming strategically and other support can improve this initiative,’’said Mr Bommel.

He added that the suitable favourable climate as well as the forty million acres of land can enable farming or agriculture in Uganda to develop. It will therefore help the current unemployed youth to work hard so as to fight poverty.

Most youth in the country prefer working in the capital city, whereby many are now selling off their land in villages to buy motorbikes  for boda boda business.

Mr Bommel visited Netherlands funded projects such as Kyakabunga Diary Farm Cooperative Society which it gave milk coolers and extensive service support.

Kyakabunga Diary Farm Cooperative Society has over 190 members and they collect more than 10,000 litres of milk in a single day from the farmers.

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