OIL & GAS: Kikuube Farmers Embrace Cooperatives
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The Kikuube district farmers are embracing cooperatives as one of the ways to benefit from the oil and gas opportunities in the region.
More than 50 members of Bugambe Parish Grain Producers Cooperative Society Limited have registered a cooperatives.
They are looking at adding value to maize and then supply it to the market created by the emerging oil and gas industry in the district.
The Kikuube district Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Amlan Tumusiime while officiating at the launch of Bugambe Parish Grain Producers Cooperative Society encouraged the farmers to formalize their business and add value to their farm produce.
Like Tumusiime, Peter Banura, the Kikuube district LC 5 chairperson, advised the farmers to concentrate on value addition and boost their household income.
Julius Busiinge, the chairperson of Bugambe Parish Grain Producers Cooperative Society Limited says that the purpose of upgrading from an association to a cooperative is to be able to collectively fight poverty.
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