Every day two lorries laden with fresh cabbages, onions and vegetables leave Kaharo sub-county in Kabale destined for a market far, far away.
Farmers in Kaharo are the latest to join the lucrative produce trade in Southern Sudan. Ignoring unpredictable markets at home, the farmers, like others around the country, are looking to the young markets in Southern Sudan to sell their produce.
Benon Twongyeirwe, the National Agriculture Advisory Services coordinator for Kaharo, says improved farming practices have increased yields in Kabale and encouraged farmers to look for markets outside of the district and even outside the country. He says specific interventions have been made in vegetable farming because it is the sector in which Kaharo excels.
Agricultural inputs of about 20.59 million shillings have been made available to farmers through NAADS. The items distributed include chicks, vegetable seed and spray pumps.
The LC3 chairperson of Kabale Northern Division, Happiness Kyokweijuka, says farmers in his area intend to start exporting eggs and chicken to Southern Sudan soon. He says the export of chicken has been made possible, also through NAADS.