The production ordinance declared by Kabarole district in 2006 has boosted food production in the district.
The law that is implemented in many parts of the district, emphasizes proper management of existing banana plantations, other food crops and improved sanitary conditions.
Juliet Kaliba a farmer in West Division says that before the ordinance, she had no idea on how to manage her banana plantation. But she now knows how to space her bananas and remove the dry leaves.
Joyce Katusiime from South Division says her bananas sales have increased since the ordinance was enforced. Katusiime says she purchases manure she uses in her plantation so as to have quality bananas.
The LC3 Chairman East Division, Edward Nyakahuma says they inspect food plantations twice a week to ensure effective implementation of the ordinance.
In Busoro Sub County where pit latrines were non existent in some homes, residents have started constructing them. The LC2 Chairman Butebe parish, Edward Rusongonza says construction of pit latrines has reduced on water borne diseases in the area.
He says the community was previously using black polythene bags to deposit human waste. The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) coordinator, Grace Kazigati says households adapting the law in the district will increase from 30to 70 percent.
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However Kazigati says, that some household are failing to comply with the law on the implementation of the ordinance.
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According to the ordinance, a person who doesn't comply is fined a fee of 20,000 shillings, imprisoned for three months or both. She also says some members of the task force appointed to implement the law are ineffective and have not sensitized the community about it.
Mary Byenkya, a farmer in Karambi says the ordinance has not been translated into the local language and therefore some farmers have not understood it.