Production

 PRODUCTION AND MARKETING

2.1 OPERATION WEALTH CREATION

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)
 

Seeds

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
Millet 5 tons Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
 

Seedlings/ planting materials

Coffee 5,882,240 seedlings 6,714,355

seedlings

23,177 27 118 Parishes 10,500
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
Apples 3,776,400 seedlings Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Pineapples

 

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
Cocoa 10,000 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
 

Livestock

Cows 19,763 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Goats 46,064 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Pigs 56,255 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Sheep 13,188 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Poultry 305,834 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Fish Fry 69,623 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Agricultural Machinery
Spray Pumps 31,026 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Tractors 09 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Milling machines 20 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Bee hives 13,590 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Hatchery  (poultry) 03 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Pangas (machetes) 85,140 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Hoes 85,140 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Fruit processing 02 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Fish cages 41 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Hydro form machines 10 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Huller machine 20 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Milk coolers 03 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Hatchery (fish) 03 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Power saws 18 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Powered boats 11 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Wheel barrows 85,140 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

Seedlings

Mangoes Seedlings

 

Trees Seedlings

 

Busongora North Buhuhira 43,520 590kg 750kg 64,000
Bwesumbu 9,600 2,600kg 1,020kg 19,200
Kyabarungira 25,840 2,900kg 1,740kg 27,520
Kitswamba 32,840 7,240kg 1,140kg 305,920 65
Hima  T/C 2,970kg 90kg 15,760 400
Maliba 48,280 2,150kg 1,290kg 22,400 90
Bugoye 77,720 2,605kg 1,650kg 89,920
SUB TOTAL 237,800 21,055 7,680 544,720 555
Kasese MC Central Division 640 1,400kg 240kg 14,720 295
Bulembia Division 640 30kg 20,480
Nyamwaba Division 20,600 2,760kg 630kg 86,960
SUB TOTAL 21,880 4,160kg 900kg 122,160 295
Busongora South Rukoki 11,840 1,300kg 240kg 59,920 300
Karusandara 640 160kg 90kg 29,600 80
Kilembe 30,360 840kg 450kg 60,800 20
Muhokya 5,120 1,620kg 540kg 12,800 300
Katwe Kabatoro
Lake Katwe 19,600 3,020kg 1,410kg 164,720 1,630 4,600
SUB TOTAL 67,560 6,940kg 2,730kg 327,840 2,330 4,600
Bukonzo East Mahango 12,160 1,470kg 420kg 214,400
Kyarumba 640 60kg 150kg 124,800 425 6,600
Kyondo 19,200 375kg 510kg 78,240 5 12,050
Kisinga 5,760 690kg 240kg 155,680 180
Munkunyu 3,200 1,410kg 600kg 81,280 520
Nyakatonzi
SUB TOTAL 40,960 4,005kg 1,920kg 654,400 1,130 18,650
Bukonzo West Nyakiyumbu 9,660 1,800kg 510kg 60,160 30
Isango 90kg 30kg 11,520 400
Bwera 15kg 30kg 3,840 5
Mbondwe Lubiriha T/C 1,280 360kg 60kg 31,360
Karambi 25,700 975kg 840kg 90,240 16,750
Ihandiro 120kg 30kg 12,160
Kitholhu 15,360 480kg 270kg 41,600
SUB TOTAL 52,000 3,840kg 1,770kg 250,880 435 16,750
GRAND TOTAL 420,0000 40,000kg 15,000kg 1,900,000 5,000 40,000

2.1.1 Programmatic Challenges

  • 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.

2.1.2 Lessons learnt:

2.1.3 Recommendations:

 

2.2 PMA

Table 2.2.1 Expected Revenue FY 2015/16 under PMA

Revenue Source Funds
PMG 237,000,000
Commerce 7,200,0000
Total 309,000,000

 

2.2.2 PMG Performance for the Last 3 Financial Years

FY PMG
2011/12 201,200,000
2012/13 238,152,000
2013/14 237,588,000
Total 676,940,000

2.2.1 Projects Under taken under PMG

  • 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

2.2.3 Key Issues under the sector

2.2.4 Challenges

2.3 SACCOS Performance

Amount received from Microfinance support centers for all SACCOs in the District

Name Membership Loan Amount (Ushs.’000)
Ikongo 2430 620,000
karambi 1120 60,000
Kawembe 415 20,000
Kitholhu 369 20,000
kanyenze 369 105,000
Rwenzori growth 369 30,000
St. Mariko 112 30,000
Muhokya United 312 10,000
Rukoki tweyambe 215 20,000
Nyakabingo 90 10,000
Maliba 120 5,000
Hima Community 504 40,000
Mt. Rwenzori Slopes 265 10,000
KABUDE 616 30,000
Nyakatonzi Coorp Union. 62primary societies 3,000,000
Kasese Community SACCO 450 45,000
Kasese United people. 371 80,000
Chem coorperative 412 45,000
Tulibaghuma Coop. 375 84,000
Action Coop. 117 10,000
Total   4,274,000

 

Total saving portfolio:                             Ushs. 2,500,000,000=

Loan portfolio:                                        Ushs. 12,300,000,000=

Number of SACCOs active in the district (refer to the table above)

2.3.1 Three (3) Most Crucial Reasons as to why people do not access SACCO services

  • 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

2.3.2 Three (3) Important Challenges affecting performance of SACCOs in the District

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