Agriculture ministry kick-starts countrywide training for agro-input dealers

Agriculture ministry kick-starts countrywide training for agro-input dealers

As the Ministry of Agriculture continues to organise and regulate distribution of agro-inputs mainly to fight influx of adulterated or as they are commonly known, “fake” agro-inputs, the training carried out in partnership with Makerere University moved to Nebbi District last week.

This training climaxes in the award of a certificate which is the minimum requirement for approval by the Ministry for dealers in agro-inputs. It is coordinated by the Department of Crop Inspection and Certification represented in Nebbi by a team led by Ms Sylvia Nantongo, a Senior Agricultural Inspector from the Agro-Chemicals Division.

Above: The trainees are taken through practical lessons on safe use of agro-chemicals.

The training and certification are part of a countrywide process that is being undertaken by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to further protect farmers’ investments and health against the effects of using adulterated agro-inputs.