The Minister of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries Hon Frank Tumwebaze has assured stake holders in agriculture sector that the government is working on eliminating completely fake products on the market.
These products include agro chemicals, acaricide and many other farm products on the market.
The Minister government through Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) has noted with concern over rising reports of increasing fake supplies in the Agriculture sector.
He said the Ministry set up a technical committee to study the issues of supply chain, factors responsible for increasing tick resistance and why farmers don’t get value from the agricultural inputs. He said once the committee finilises, appropriate action will be taken.
While the committee is ongoing with findings, MAAIF is also working with NDA to intensify through district to publish a list of licensed veteran drug pharmacies and drug sellers in the country.
He said if they don’t intensify the fight, fake products will continue to flock the market.
“As you know genuine drugs tend to be higher price wise compared to fake ones but if we get rid of them, farmers will not be affected,” Hon. Frank said.
He said the list of stores, pharmacies and sellers will soon be published for all to see on social and mainstream media platforms.
He added the Ministry is aware of all as it is part of farming community and is working hard to have it solved once and for all.
“Caution to farmers on how to source & buy quality acaricides & inputs..
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