Minden Rotary Club Plans To Help Uganda Agriculture Print
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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 16:02

The Minden Rotary Club along with their District representatives will soon present a project idea to the Rotary Foundation that will benefit farmers in Lira, Uganda. The project will deliver hand corn planters to farmers to increase health and economic development in their community.
“This hasn’t been approved yet. It’s a proposed project and we’re filling out the paperwork now, but I fully expect this project to be approved,” member Kevin Raun said.
According to United Nations data, nearly as much corn is planted in the world by hand each year as is planted mechanically in the U.S. Rotary aims to benefit farmers in other countries where land is often inaccessible to machines or animals resulting in the necessity of planting crops entirely by hand. The farmers currently use a stick to poke holes for the seed then bend down to place the seed in the hole.
“It’s usually used in hillier, hard to get to places. These third world countries don’t have big open fields like we do here. They don’t have roads and highways to get to where they need to be so they clear a spot on the side of a hill and that’s where they go plant,” member Sam Stadler explained.

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