Recruitment of extension workers is underway in Uganda to increase the advisory workforce and inject fresh vitality into the country’s agricultural sector.
There are about 1,250 agricultural extension workers for a total population of 34.6 million people, at least 70 per cent of whom live directly off various forms of farming.
The Ministry of Agriculture aims to raise the number of extension workers to at least 4,000 over the next three years. By the end of this financial year, the target is to have recruited 3,000 people. Read more. Source | Daily Nation