Mr. Okiror Gilbert a Cassava Seed Entrepreneur (CSE) from Koloin in Ngora District, with his bags of packaged clean cassava stem cuttings he intends to sell to fellow farmers to boost multiplication of clean cassava seed.
Mr. Okiror recently made sales on cassava cuttings / stems worth about 2.5 million Uganda Shillings from clean planting materials of the NaSE 19 variety that he accessed from AfrII through the Cassava Seed Systems Project in collaboration with the CAVA II Project, both implemented by AfrII.
Through the two projects, farmers like Mr. Okiror have readily accessed certified and high yielding disease tolerant varieties of NaROCASS I, NaSE 14, and NaSE 19 of cassava seed for planting, to increase yield production.
He commends AfrII for enabling him access clean seed for multiplication and also for availing him skills and Knowledge in good agronomic practices including practicing row planting of the cassava seed, and timely weeding among others to boost high yield production.
In the photos:AfrII Zonal Manager, Mr. Anthony Ijala (In stripped shirt with black jacket),CAVA II Uganda Country Manager-Mr Francis Alacho (white shirt) and Mr. Okiror Gilbert, a CSE.