The National Organic Agricultural Movement of Uganda (NOGAMU) an umbrella organization uniting farmers in Uganda to grow Organic foods over the weekend urged the youth to engage in Organic farming because market for the products is available with over 300 deals in place.
This was revealed over the weekend in Entebbe when Nogamu showcased organic crops and ideas of how to grow organic crops without spreading chemicals to the crops. It was revealed that although the Movement has over 1.2M farmers, growing organic crops in Uganda, there is need to get the youth on board to meet the demand for organic crops.
Mr. Fredrick Sekabuye, the Chairman Board of Directors Nogamu stressed, “Let our food be our medicine; at times the food we eat is not organic and cripples our health due to the chemicals spread on it while it grows.” He also called upon the government to enforce policies that support and protect organic farmers.
Uganda comes second after India in producing organic export products; in 2015 Nogamu made USD 46Million in exports and aims at USD 1Billion this year.
Nogamu purchases organic products from farmers and at their office in Muyenga
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By Curthbert Kigozi
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