Oil draws Hoima farmers into growing vegetables

tullow oil well in Bulisa

tullow oil well in Bulisa

The prospect of a ready market for fresh produce in the oil camps has turned out to be a huge motivation for farmers in Hoima District to start up horticultural projects.

Once a no-go area for farmers in Bunyoro, it interesting to learn that now some farmers have abandoned the popular farming areas like rice growing and are now venturing into planting tomatoes, cabbages, green pepper, carrots and other vegetables.

The farmers sell their produce to the Hoima District Farmers Association (HODIFA), which goes an extra mile by picking the produce from their gardens and transporting it to the Hoima Business Enterprise Centre. Here is the full story

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