Source: Ultimate Media/Uganda Pulse
The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces, UPDF, has revealed plans to collaborate with the National Agriculture Advisory Delivery Services, NAADs, to embark on commercial agriculture production.
According to the head of doctrine in UPDF, Pecos Kutesa, the army has capacity in personnel, land and organization, but they have been lacking technology and money to start engaging in agriculture production.
Kutesa says that the army will get farm technologies and money from NAADs to grow cotton, coffee, cocoa, tea and maize at a commercial scale.
The chairperson NAADs board Mwalimu Musheshe confirmed the development and said that the partnership between NAADs and UPDF will be an easy one because the army is an organized institution and they have land.
Musheshe says that UPDF has about 8 squared miles of land scattered in different parts of Uganda such as Kibaale, Hoima, Nebbi and Tororo districts, which the army can turn into production.
Article 209 of the constitution of Uganda provides for the functions of the defence forces, one of which is to engage in productive activities for the development of Uganda.