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The Kingdom of Buganda is situated in the Central region of the country known today as Uganda. It is right in the heart of Africa astride the Equator and in the North West shores of Lake Victoria and it's also the source of the great river Nile. Buganda Kingdom is the home to the nation's political and commercial capital city Kampala as well as the country's main International airport Entebbe.

The Kingdom's equatorial climate provides plentiful sunshine which is moderated by relatively high altitude. Since it's near Lake Victoria, it's mean annual temperature ranges from 16 degrees 25 degrees Celsius. Daytime temperature averages between 8 degrees to 10 degrees Celsius warmer than night temperatures. Rainfall is evenly distributed around the area and the mean annual rainfall often exceeds 2100 millimeters. The area is warm rather than hot and temperatures vary little throughout the year.The Baganda had a centralised system of government which by 1750 was the most well organised More..

August 24, 2019

Gayaza

 

A five-day school camp aimed at equipping students with entrepreneurship and farming skills was held from August 24-28 at Gayaza High School.

“For many years, young people have looked at agriculture as a job for the uneducated and the unlucky ones who are unable to go to school and also those who venture into it after retirement.

Young people should know that a person can get reach not only by being a lawyer or working in an office, but through farming if he does his work smartly”, said Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga, during the 6th edition launch ceremony.

He said the youth need to embrace agriculture as a first choice and not last resort when everything else has failed. Through activities like farm camps, the importance of agriculture is being realized and new kind of students who can meet the technical demand are being trained, Katikkiro added

Owek Hajji Amis Kakomo, the state minister for agriculture in Buganda government, noted that there is a trend of the youth preferring to engage in activities where they earn quick money. This makes them miss out on the vast opportunities that agriculture provides.

Mr Galena Ana, who represented the Dutch ambassador, applauded the organizers for the good initiative and reckoned that it will increase interest of the youth for agriculture.

Among other activities, the participants were equipped with skills like testing the acidity of soil, poultry farming, making of biogas, planting trees, dairy farming, among others.

More than 91 schools were represented by about 300 students who attended the camp, which was under the theme, “Learning to do and Doing to Learn”.

Represented

It was organized by UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in partnership with the National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB), World Agro Forestry Centre (ICRAF), The Good Seed Initiative, and Tree Talk, among others.

Some of the schools that were represented at the camp include Gayaza High School, St Catherine Secondary School Lira, Tororo Girls’ SS, Namagabi SS Kayunga, St Peter’s College Tororo, Ntare School, Duhaga Secondary School, Sir Samuel Baker School Gulu, Hormisdallen Primary School, and Royal Junior Primary School.