Communities across the country are beginning to appreciate the value of farming in all enterprises not only to provide food for their families but as an income-earning initiative to improve their livelihoods.
This is evidently seen by the interest people attach in attending the Seeds of Gold farm clinics in selected sites at the regional research institutes of the National Agriculture Research Organisation.
Last week, hundreds of farmers flocked Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute, Kabanyolo (MUARIK) to attend the 11th Seeds of Gold Farm Clinic.
Goat rearing was one of the enterprises on menu others being greenhouse farming, backyard technology, aquaculture and banana cultivation.In the detailed analysis below, Dr Sadat Walusimbi explains the best practices to manage goats for cash.
Purpose of goat rearingGoats are multi-functional animals. Farmers can produce them for meat and for milk but there are a wide variety of products which can be got from goats, such as fiber, manure and skins, among others.