Rains affect harvests in Karamoja

Efforts by farmers across Karamoja sub-region to grow crops are being eroded by heavy rains that they say will now affect their expected good harvest.

Farmers who spoke to this newspaper in separate interviews said the excessive rain that they have experienced in recent weeks has damaged crops and caused flooding.

Ms Sarah Amiti, a model farmer in Karita Sub-county in Amudat District, said she had been managing to pay school fees of her three children in Pokot Secondary School in Amudat by selling crops but now all the crops have been damaged by floods.

“I don’t know how I will manage to pay school fees for my children this term since all the crops that I planted with the hope of selling have been damaged by heavy rains,” She said.

Mr Tengei Mario, the district production officer of Nakapiripirit, said farmers had banked on cultivating but a lot of sunshine first started affecting crops before the current heavy rains that have worsened the situation.


SOURCE: Daily Monitor

Leave a Reply