Matete farmers urged to pursue poultry and dairy farming

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Livestock production officer Mr. Sipenji Bonix Lusambo
Livestock production officer Mr. Sipenji Bonix Lusambo
Farmers in Matete Sub County have been cautioned against overreliance on sugarcane farming and instead advised to embrace dairy and poultry farming in order to enhance their income generating activities as well as boosting livelihoods. Addressing Sango residents in Lwandet location, the area animal production officer Mr. Sipenji Bonix Lusambo said to ensure optimum gains from commercial farming it was prudent for them to venture into dairy farming. He regretted that most farmers in the area only depended on sugarcane farming which has led them to continuous languishing in poverty.

He appealed to them to shift their attention on agribusiness, especially on dairy cattle and goats farming as an alternative way of fighting the poverty in the area.

Sipenji advised farmers to effectively work with his department for sensitization on dairy farming urging them to liaise with him for technical advice and also to seek the services of qualified officers whenever their animals fell sick and discouraged them from engaging quacks.

Livestock production officer Mr. Sipenji Bonix Lusambo addressing residents at Sango in Lwandeti location
Livestock production officer Mr. Sipenji Bonix Lusambo addressing residents at Sango in Lwandeti location

The officer also advised them to take keen interest in poultry and dairy goat farming which he said had been identified among those economically beneficial projects for small-scale farmers.

Noting that one neither requires a large tract of land nor huge capital to invest in poultry farming, Mr. Sipenji encouraged farmers owning smaller portions of land to shift and engage in this system of farming, assuring them of availability of market for both dairy and
poultry farming products.