National Agricultural Research oragnization (NARO) hosted a team of partners in the Livelihood Sector in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, Kamwenge District, as well as refugees and their leaders in a joint monitoring and review activity at two demonstration plots in Buguta and Kyempango. The activity was also a moment of learning on some of NARO’s agricultural technologies being demonstrated and tested for adoption in the settlement. The monitoring team was taken through varieties and management practices of beans, soybean, maize, cassava and rice among other commodities.
The team called for greater availability and scaling out of NARO’s proven seed to more communities in the Settlement to curb the rampant food insecurities. The technologies that were demonstrated showed suitability for small land holdings allocated to refugees in the settlement as well as the harsh weather in the area. The team was amazed at the productivity levels and resilience of the crops in the demonstrations in comparison to the nearby plots and gardens. Here are some of the pictures from the exercise.