By An Executive Editor
President Yoweri Museveni has appealed to farmers to embrace mechanized agriculture for better productivity.
“We have been preaching about transforming agriculture through mechanisation,” the President said in a tweet last night, after commissioning equipment at Namalere National Agricultural Referral Mechanization Centre and handed over 150 tractors to farmer groups and 100 motorcycles to Agricultural inspectors.
Moreover, the President says that “these machines have saved us 40 per cent on costs due to the commendable endeavour by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to assemble them here.”
I now call upon farmers to embrace this new development for better productivity, he said.