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COVID-19 RESPONSE INTERVENTION SPOTLIGHT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 1

COVID-19 RESPONSE INTERVENTION SPOTLIGHT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 1

FtF IAM is supporting input agro-dealers to offer discounted seeds and fertilizers to over 13,000 farmers negatively impacted by the COVID-19 economic effects. This support will enable farmers to recover from the business effects of COVID-19 and become more resilient.

  1. This week, Yield Harvest, distributed two tons of foundation Naro bean3 seed to 200 farmers (148 female) on credit in Abim district (Karamoja sub-region). The farmers are expected to pay for the seed after harvesting. Yield harvest also bundled these seeds with agri- insurance to insulate farmers from climate and trained farmers on good agricultural practices. Yield Harvest has also bought 50 tons of rice seed from Pearl seeds, and these will be distributed to 1,000 rice farmers in Kanungu, Kasese, and Rukungiri to be planted next season B planting.
  2. Export Trading Group (ETG) an input exporting company, distributed 5000 kgs of fertilizer (NPK 10:25:10 Panda power) to Oyam Agribusiness Farmers Area Cooperative Enterprise (OYAFACE) in Oyam district. These were purchased by 100 farmers (50% women).
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