Production and Marketing

Production and Marketing

 The production sector is comprised of five sectors namely: Agriculture, Veterinary Services, Fisheries, Entomology as well as Trade and Industry. The department ensures that appropriate institutional linkages are maintained with all relevant sector agencies; comprising mostly crop, livestock, fisheries, forestry and industrial research, marketing organisations, NGOs and CBOs engaged in agricultural activities

The department is mandated to promote and support sustainability and market oriented agricultural production; with a vision of promoting competitive, profitable and sustainable agricultural sector; and a mission to transform subsistence farming to commercial agriculture. The specific Objectives are to:

~        Increase income and improve the quality of life of all farmers;

~        Improve on household food security;

~        Provide gainful employment;

~        Promote sustainable and use and management of  natural resources; and

~        Promotion of value addition

          Agriculture

Agriculture is the major economic activity in Manafwa district. The majority of farmers are small holders who grow both perennial and annual crops. The perennial crops include Banana, Coffee, and Tea, while the annuals include maize, sweet potatoes, beans, cassava and groundnuts. The major crops grown in Manafwa District as of 2017 are presented in Table 9.1

The annual crops are mostly grown for home consumption.

  • Number of Households involved in Agriculture: 21,395
  • Ratio of Agriculture Extension workers to farmers: 1: 1337

 

Table : Estimated Crop Hectarage, Yields and Production for 2017

 

Crop

Hectare

Yield (Tonnes)(yield per hectare)

Out-put

 

Maize

3077

7920

24,369

 

Sorghums

81

1600

130

 

F/Millet

54

900

48.6

 

S/Potatoes

359

12000

4308

 

I/Potatoes

140

7000

980

 

Cassava

281

7500

2108

 

Bananas

2519

1000

2519

 

Beans

3650

1100

4015

G/nuts

265

1000

265

 

 

Soybeans

212

1000

212

 

Tomatoes

375

25,000

9375

 

Cabbages

262

20,000

5240

 

Pineapples

0.25

1000

0.25

 

P/Fruits

5

10,000

50

 

Onions

113

12,000

1350

 

Cash crops

600

800

480

 

Coffee

2500

2,000

5000

 

Tea

 

 

 

 

Vanilla

 

 

 

                 

Source: District Agricultural Officer

 

         Table 2: Major crops grown by subcounty by acreage 2017

Crop

Banana

Coffeeee

Maize

Beans

Cassava

S/Potatoe

Irish

G/nut

Onion

P/Fruit

Veges

Sub-county

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaato

355

402

121

341

13

06

74

-

25

04

72

Bunabutsale

196

304

100

451

15

19

61

-

21

03

71

Wesswa

242

310

178

430

11

20

62

-

18

02

65

Buwangani T/C

225

141

185

178

12

22

50

-

09

01

62

Buwagogo

104

442

196

215

17

35

40

14

05

05

54

Manafwa T/C

111

522

205

182

12

42

-

11

03

05

45

Butta

205

205

324

372

15

25

-

23

05

-

42

Sibanga

112

196

302

307

12

42

-

40

02

-

05

Nalondo

124

142

342

448

42

21

-

25

-

-

08

Khabutoola

302

342

262

655

20

19

13

15

-

-

11

Bugobero

245

188

211

642

17

28

-

38

06

-

15

Busukuya

23

32

525

41

32

66

-

66

22

-

11

Butiru

75

121

300

202

75

40

-

30

11

-

06

Bukhadala

24

35

321

45

43

62

-

62

15

-

04

Butiru T/C

61

102

204

197

55

31

-

30

-

-

05

Bunabwana

26

17

245

37

64

74

-

63

19

-

05

Bunyinza

25

10

225

31

62

65

-

51

17

-

06

Makenya

402

305

420

501

21

15

-

04

12

-

15

Maefe

545

211

246

545

19

17

14

02

11

-

11

Bukusu

687

581

213

542

17

16

36

19

08

-

12

Bukhofu

524

242

202

448

15

21

-

15

10

-

08

Sisuni

425

150

837

491

21

31

-

21

07

-

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

503

5000

6154

7301

562

717

350

 

226

11

545

 

 

Table 2: Common Crop Diseases and Pests

Crop

Disease

Pest

Maize

Maize lethal necrosis virus

Fall army worm 

Cassava

Cassava mosaic virus

Cassava meay bus

Beans

 Bean anthracnose

Bean aphisa

Passion Fruits

Collar rot

Root knot nematodes/APHIDS

Coffee

Coffee leaf rust

Coffee stem borer

Bananas

Banana bacterial wilt disease (BBW)

Banana weevil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 3: Technical Staff by Category

 

Category of Staff

 

Number

Number by Gender

Male

Female

Senior Agricultural Officers

1

1

0

Number of Agriculture Officers

2

2

0

Ass. Agriculture Officers

5

4

1

Agricultural Mechanics/Engineer

1

1

0

Source:

 

Livestock and Veterinary Services

 

 Table 4: Staffing in veterinary department by sex

Established posts

Number in post

Number Female

Number male

Senior Veterinary Officer (DVO)

01

0

01

Veterinary Officer

0

0

0

Livestock improved officer

0

0

0

Assistant Veterinary Officer

03

01

04

Assistant Veterinary

03

01

02

Animal husbandry Officer

0

0

0

Hides improvement officer

00

00

0

Veterinary Assistant

0

0

0

 

Major Livestock Diseases

  • Tick borne diseases (East coast fever, Anaplasmosis, Babesosis, heart water)
  • Animal trypanosomiasis
  • Lumpy skin
  • Helminthiasis
  • Malnutrition
  • Fowl pox, New Castle disease
  • Respiratory tract infection in poultry

 

           Table 6: Number of Major Livestock by type and location as of 2017

District

Type of Animals

Number

1

Cattle population

  • Indigenous  cattle
  • Cross breeds

 

79,928

78,056

1408

2

Goat population

  • Indigenous
  • Cross breed

79,928

78,056

1408

3

Sheep Population

 

4790

 

4

Pigs

38910

 

 

             Table 7: Number of Major Poultry by type and location as of 2017

S/N

Type of Poultry

 

1

 

Local chicken

 

444,270

 

2

Ducks

 

7,400

 

3

Turkeys

8,660

Livestock Markets

Table 8: Livestock markets by location

 

S/N

 

Market

Location

County

LLG

Village/Parish

1

Kufu livestock yard

Bubulo

Khabutoola S/C

Khabutoola

2

Kaabale Livestock yard

Bubulo

Bugobero S/C

Bunefule

3

Bunyinza Livestock yard

Bubulo

Bunyinza T/C

Bunyinza

Source: Departmental Records

 

Slaughter Houses and Slabs

 

Table 9: Proposed slaughter slabs to be constructed by location

Town Council/Urban centre

Site

Category

Buwangani Town council

Buwangani

Slaughter house

Manafwa town council

Manafwa

Slaughter house

Kaabale

Kaabale

Slaughter slab

Nakhupa Town board

Nakhupa

Slaughter slab

Bunyinza Town council

Bunyinza

Slaughter slab

Butiru Town council

Butiru T/C

Slaughter slab

Source: M arketing dept

 

 Milk Processing Plants

 

There is only one milk processing plant in the district locate at Manafwa Town council known as Manafwa Dairy cooperative

 

 Productive Entomology

 

There are 4 groups of bee keepers in the district. The number of bee farmers in the district by type, number of beehives and production is presented in Table 9.11

 

Table 9.11:  Number of bee farmers in the district by type, number of beehives and production

S/County

No of Bee keepers

No of Groups

Type and number of hives

Production(Kg) p.a.

 

 

Langstroth

KTB

Local

Box

Honey

Wax

Propolis

 

 

04

0

440

1760

0

71040

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

04

0

440

1760

0

71040

0

0

          Fisheries

This section presents statistics on the numbers of fish catch, values of the fish catch, numbers of landing sites, numbers of fish ponds and the numbers of boat engines in the landing sites.

 

The District has 67 Fish ponds as distributed in Table