The Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries [MAAIF] has resolved to partner with farmers across the Country to grow Ovacado in a large scale.
This was revealed on Thursday by Hon Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, Minister for MAAIF on a working day visit to Masubi Farm at Masubi Village, Bukabooli Sub-county in Mayuge District.
‘’A farmer can earn up to UGX 28 million per year from one acre of 160 trees for over 40 years. We only need to organize our farmers to ensure constant supply to the available market”. The Minister said.
Mr. Ssempijja said avocado growing is one of the areas where MAAIF will pump its resources as a strategy to enhance its production. In a meeting attended by farmers, Commissioners and Directors from MAAIF, the Minister informed the audience that there is a huge market for avocado in Europe and other parts of the World like United Arab
He added that consultative meetings have been on, between MAAIF technical team and avocado farmers Emirates and Asia.
“MAAIF horticulture team found out that Musubi Farm could be used as a model nucleus farm in our struggle to enhance avocado production in the Country, that is why we are here today”. He said.
Masubi Farm is a Hass Avocado value chain development project. It was tasked by MAAIF to take a lead role in rolling out this grand development plan by developing 2500 acres of the avocado fruit in Mayuge District.
MAAIF Plan to support the growing of Hass avocado, a very good yielding species which can produce about 250 fruits in a single year of harvest and it can last about 50 years.