By Our Reporter
Dr. Ambrose Agona, the Director General National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO), is furious with the limited funding provided by the government to undertake agricultural research.
Disgruntled Agona says that if government was providing enough money agricultural researchers would be in position to do research and come up with good crop varieties, hence boosting agricultural productivity.
Agona, who was addressing regional researchers, who had convened in Entebbe to discuss collaboration between agricultural research bodies in Eastern and Central Africa, said the idea of collaboration would address the issue of duplication of resources and time wastage.
Angry Agona said that the main reason why most farmers are trapped in subsistence farming is because of the issue of fake seeds and tired soils.
He called upon government to focus on science and technology to address the issue of fake seeds, soil infertility, plus pests and diseases so as to close the gap between farmers and research institutes.