- Ms Irene Nakayiza, a maize and beans farmer and resident of Bulabakulu village in Zirobwe is one of the insurance beneficiary.
At least 106 farmers have received insurance pay outs for the losses incurred in the last session.
This has come as a way to encourage the farmers to continue with agriculture amid challenges.
Speaking to a group of farmers in Zirobwe, Ms Carol Kyazze Kakooza, the chief of party, Technical centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the head Muiis project, which spear headed the drive said that insuring the crops is the only way of recovering the damage caused at the end of the season. “We do not want our farmers to lose morale, that’s why we have come with the Muiis project to help you recover some of what you lose in the season to help you push ahead,” she said.
Ms Kakooza said the project is meant to compensate 13 percent of what the farmers lose.
“In the last season the famers did not lose much. The highest pay out in Zirobwe lost half of the yield and got Shs180, 000 while the lowest got Shs18, 000. The sample was conducted per acre,” said Kakooza.
The highest in the country was in Apac District with one acre, where the farmer lost and got Shs255,000 after investing Shs14,000. This is the sum insured, paying for the weather and agronomy massages and the insurance amount of money they pay.
Ms Irene Nakayiza, a maize and beans farmer and resident of Bulabakulu village in Zirobwe is one of the insurance beneficiary.
“I planted one acre of maize expecting 30 bags but only got 15 weighing 300kilogrammes in total. This was due to drought,” she revealed.