NARO- NaCORI started the farming season with a rollout on training of Extension workers under the Enhancing Resilient and Adaptive Agricultural Livelihoods in Uganda with the help of the district local Governments. During the activity, a number of youth and women groups were identified for equipping. These groups who are our ambassadors on scaling ofSuccessful Technologies were trained on a number of technologies among which include the ten Coffee wilt disease-resistant varieties, use of the Black Coffee Twig Borer (BCTB) trap and good post-harvest handling practices. The training targeted the project-implementing districts of Luweero, Gulu, Abim, Mbale, Manafwa, Sironko, Iganga, Rakai, Kamwenge, Ntungamo and Bushenyi in the first quarter of 2023 to prepare them for the planting season.
This comes to provide coffee farmers with research-based information to improve yields for better productivity, and better incomes leading to development. The working groups were trained on various practices like coffee gaps, management of pests and diseases, good post-harvest handling practices and how to locally make the BCTB trap.