PRODUCTION AND MARKETING
The program started in the year 2014. Since the inception of the program, the district has received agricultural inputs for both income generation and food security. To date, the District has received the following inputs
Table 2.1 Quantity of inputs received since inception
|Commodity||Planned Quantities||Actual Quantities Received||Number Of Beneficiary Farmers||Number Of Beneficiary Sub Counties||Number Of Beneficiary Parishes||Estimate Acreage Per Commodity (Acres)|
|Maize||273 Tons||40.5 tons||7,494||28||115 Parishes||4,047|
|Beans||295Tons||22 tons||8632||28||115 Parishes||880|
|Rice||8 tons||8 tons||62||01||02 Parishes||133|
|Pea nuts||10 tons||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
Seedlings/ planting materials
|Mangoes||123,220 seedlings||25,083 seedlings||1,003||19||57 Parishes||312|
|Citrus||66,920 seedlings||33,632 seedlings||863||13||40 Parishes||270|
|1,386,000 suckers||324,097 seedlings||522||11||30 Parishes||32|
|Cassava||40,000 bags||121 bags||168||13||27 Parishes||30|
|Bananas||670,500 suckers||6000 tissue culture plantlets||13||13||13||13|
|Passion Fruits||240,000 seedlings||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Eucalyptus Trees||789,670 seedlings||20,000||38||19||38||38.5|
|Pine Trees||600,000 seedlings||20,000||38||19||38||38.5|
|Hydro form machines||10||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
Table 2.2: Total Inputs by items distributed from March 2014-November 2014
|INPUT ITEM||MAR -MAY||AUG – NOV||TOTALS|
|Coffee seedlings||420,000||1,900,000||2,320,000 seedlings|
|Maize seeds||40 Tons||–||40 Tons|
|Beans seeds||15 Tons||–||15 Tons|
|Mangoes seedlings||–||5,000||5,000 seedlings|
|Pine tree seedlings||–||20,000||20,000 seedlings|
|Eucalyptus seedlings||–||20,000||20,000 seedlings|
Table 2.3 Agriculture Inputs Distributed to Sub Counties, Town Councils, and Divisions)
|Constituency||Sub County/ T/C Division||Mar – May Season 2014||Aug – Nov Season 2014|
|Coffee Seedlings||Maize Seeds||Beans Seeds||Coffee
|Kasese MC||Central Division||640||1,400kg||240kg||14,720||295|
|Mbondwe Lubiriha T/C||1,280||360kg||60kg||31,360||–|
- Late delivery of inputs. Inputs are usually delivered towards the end of the rainy season
- Inadequate inputs supplied in relation to what was demanded
- Livestock and machinery inputs demanded for by farmers not supplied
- Delayed information sharing between NAADS secretariat and the Districts on what inputs (planting Materials) and amounts to be supplied in relation to requests made.
- No facilitation for on spot and sustainable supervision to enable timely coordination with other stake holders.
- Farmers slow learning and peasantry mindset hence negatively affecting the OWC activity impact on development.
- Planting materials (mango and citrus seedlings) varieties are always mixed up at delivery
- Deliveries of inputs are made without certificates of verification at source, so it is difficult to ascertain the source and quality of the inputs
- Farmers are highly expectant and always demand for free inputs. This leads to laziness among them
- There is need for massive sensitization to change the mindset of farmers
- NAADs needs to give districts IPFs for so that the district’s plan within the NAADS budget
- There is need to supply/ deliver agricultural inputs at the beginning of the rainy season.
- Some procurements should be done within the districts to help ascertain the quality and reduce delays in deliveries
- Facilitation of monitoring by the district officials should be considered
- Inputs verified at the Centre should be accompanied by the verification certificate to help ascertain the quality.
Table 2.2.1 Expected Revenue FY 2015/16 under PMA
2.2.2 PMG Performance for the Last 3 Financial Years
- 2 slaughter slabs constructed in Kabatunda and Munkunyu sub county
- 3 Fish selling stalls constructed in Kitholhu sub county, Muhokya, and L. Katwe sub county
- 20,000 fish fry procured and given to 12 fish farmers
- 2 green houses for small scale Mini irrigation and vegetable production Established
- Some areas experience very dry condition during some seasons and thus the need for irrigation for sustainable food production
- Land Fragmentation which affects the Average land holding per household
- Increasing pressure on lake resources which may lead to depletion of fisheries resources
- Problem animals- Elephants that cross from the Queen Elizabeth Area have constantly lead to loss of crops
- Crop and Animal Diseases such as brown shake in Cassava, Coffee leaf Rust in coffee, Fruit Flies in Mangoes, Swine Fever in Pigs. These become hard to control
- Low levels of staffing due to vacant position that is awaiting the delayed recruitment in the department.
- Floods that has led to loss of soil erosion affects crop performance
Amount received from Microfinance support centers for all SACCOs in the District
|Name||Membership||Loan Amount (Ushs.’000)|
|Mt. Rwenzori Slopes||265||10,000|
|Nyakatonzi Coorp Union.||62primary societies||3,000,000|
|Kasese Community SACCO||450||45,000|
|Kasese United people.||371||80,000|
Total saving portfolio: Ushs. 2,500,000,000=
- Members are demoralized because they earn less from their investments in the SACCOs. The Payback rewards does not encourage members access SACCO services
- Attachment of members’ properties as a result of defaulting. Members seem to have interest in savings, buying more shares and picking more loans from the SACCOs.
- Mismanagement by the appropriators makes people lose trust in SACCO
- Persistent defaulting by SACCOs on government funds.
- Poor repayment culture by the members.
- Agricultural products price fluctuations which affects prompt servicing of loanable funds