By Kiyimba Bruno

The government of the republic of Uganda has signed a loan agreement with the International Monitory Fund [IMF] for the agricultural developments in the Northern Region

This comes up after receiving a grant for adaptation for small holder agriculture programme towards the cost of the project for the restoration of livelihoods in the Northern region.

Speaking to the agricultural sectors at Hotel Africana, Joy M.B.Tukairwa said that land degradation is costing Uganda an estimate of between 4% to 12% of the patent GDP. In her plan for the project she hopes to start from Amuru, Nwoya, Gulu, Pader, Agago, Kitgum, Lamo, Adjumani districts of Northern Uganda.

According to the governments PRELNOR projects the total number of sub counties to be covered is 25 in 100 parishes, in 600 villages with 1800 target farmer groups with households members of 54000.

It is on this note that the chairman for Lwengo district Hon. George Mutabaazi advised all stakeholders to deeply get involved with the local people who physically know the topography of their areas. He adds that these local farmers if not left out have allot of experience that they are to teach those who are always in hotels.