Officials of the European Union (EU)and the Belgian government have aised farmers in Nakaseke District to construct valley dams and embrace irrigation as a means of combating harsh climatic conditions and drought.
The EU and Belgium recently injected Shs48.3 billion into a Global Climate Change Alliance project, which is intended to contribute to sustainable improvement of livelihoods and food security in the cattle corridor districts of Luweero, Ssembabule, Mubende, Kiboga, Nakaseke and Nakasongola. Food and Agricultural Organisation is the implementing partner.
While meeting district officials, farmers and Caritas Kasanaesis Project officials at Ngoma Parish recently, the officials said if farmers embrace modern farming methods, they will help boost food security in the unpredictable weather conditions.
Mr Paul Asiimwe, the project operations manager, said: “A lot of forest cover has been cleared for charcoal burning in some areas which has a vast effect on the climate patterns. The EU and Belgium are currently supporting the harsh climate mitigation measures through projects aimed at helping farmers boost food security and live a better life.”
The district council speaker, Mr Enock Nyongole, said the level of forest cover destruction in Nakaseke is a complex issue that requires urgent attention.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor