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FAO Uganda Information Bulletin - Vol. 3 Issue 5, May 2010
Welcome to the second issue of the FAO - Uganda Information Bulletin in 2010. Farmer Field Schools have proven to be an effective farmer-led extension methodology in Uganda. In 2006, FAO adapted the methodology to the northern Uganda situation as one of the strategies to facilitate the resettlement process in order to revive agricultural productivity. The FFS has also been successful elsewhere, like in the case of fighting the Banana Bacterial Wilt disease in 2008. Owing to this success His Excellency the President of the Republic of Uganda called for its countrywide adoption. In this regard, FAO trained frontline district extension officials from 15 districts in northern Uganda in the methodology. In this issue, readers will learn about the training and what is expected of these Master Trainers.
This issue also discusses several FAO implemented projects including the new projects that will (1) support the production and updating of the dairy sector strategy, improve the (2) supply of “Mukene” fish and (3) the quality, accessibility, relevance and reliability of national statistics on food and agriculture.
This issue highlights FAO’s efforts in addressing the two devastating cassava diseases - Cassava Brown Streak Disease and Cassava Mosaic Disease and how the Agricultural Livelihood and Recovery Project is facilitating the resettlement process and improving livelihoods in Northern Uganda.