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NAADS review: Government to register all farmers
The government has announced plans of registering all farmers around the country in a bid to improve the coordination of its agricultural programmes.

The government has announced plans of registering all farmers around the country in a bid to improve the coordination of its agricultural programmes.

The revelation was made at a review meeting by officials from the National Agricultural Advisory Services and Operation Wealth Creation programme on Friday. 

Revamping the Agricultural sector was top of the agenda for the army officers and district representatives who attended the third National Agricultural Advisory Services review meeting. The officials discussed ways of getting farmers into a web-based system to ease their work.

The discussions of embracing technology are in stark contrast to the old fashioned methods of farming used by the vast majority of farmers across the country.

The state of affairs is further compounded by a cut in the budgetary allocation to the NAADS programme this year from Shs318 billion to Shs279 billion. Godfrey Masereka, the Head of Planning at NAADS says they will require 1 trillion shillings for the programme to work in order for the country to attain middle income status by 2020.