Government has allocated 2.9 billion shillings for the purchase of planting materials under the Acholi bur parish project that aimed to boost cassava production.
The funds channeled through the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) will benefit over 10,000 farmers.
Samuel Mugasi, the Executive Director NAADs while announcing the development during a stakeholders meeting at Gulu Arch-Diocese Headquarters in Bardege-Layibi division in Gulu City today said the money will be used for purchase and distribution of cassava cuttings.
He said they are already in the process of procuring the Naro cast one variety of cassava cuttings for distribution to farmers.
The Acholi-Bur Parish Project-APP was initiated in 2017 by the Gulu Archdiocese under the stewardship of Archbishop Dr John Baptist Odama with the aim of commercializing cassava production in Acholi sub region.
The government has so far spent over 8 billion shillings on the project in the last three years, according to NAADS.