BCDO Installs a Green House for Grasshopper Rearing

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BCDO has put in place a greenhouse that is going to be a demonstration center for long-horned grasshoppers for the midwestern region. The greenhouse is installed at BCDO campus in Buseesa Trading Center, Kibaale District.

The greenhouse was put in place as a follow up on the 5 days training that was attended by BCDO Executive Director Mr. Lubega Richard at the International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology ( ICIPE) in Nairobi, Kenya.

In an interview with Richard, he said that the long-horned grasshoppers will be stocked in November during the grasshoppers’ season so that the right species that are favored by the environment and weather conditions in Uganda are stocked.

Richard gave the remarks during the visit of the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Hon. Matia Kasaija at BCDO head offices.

Mr. Lubega Richard (with a microphone) explaining about grasshopper rearing to the Finance Minister (Standing opposite in a light blue shirt)

He added that BCDO was one of the few model organizations that were selected to participate in the ICIPE training so that it can be demonstration sites fr grasshopper rearing.