inja City, Uganda – The 29th Agriculture Show has commenced at the Source of Nile showground, with the aim of promoting agro-industrialization and empowering local farmers in Uganda. Organized by the Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries, the 10-day event brings together agricultural experts, innovators, and agro-entrepreneurs to showcase modern farming techniques and boost the country’s agro-business sector.
Themed “Fostering Resilient Agricultural Value Chains to Drive Agro-Industrialization,” the Agriculture Show has an entry fee of shs5,000 and is set to be officially opened by President Yoweri Museveni, underscoring the government’s commitment to agricultural development.
The event serves as a platform to educate local farmers on the latest technologies and innovations, enabling them to enhance their yields and overall productivity. Grace Kauni, the deputy Executive Director of UNFFE, encourages farmers from all corners of the country to participate, emphasizing the wealth of knowledge and information available for them to learn and share.
A highlight of the show is the presence of local and foreign agro-companies that have set up stalls to exhibit their products, ranging from agricultural inputs to outputs. This provides an ideal opportunity for farmers to gain insights into modern farming methods and access quality agricultural products. Janet Ojambo, the sales manager of Top Seeds Uganda Limited, stresses the importance of educating farmers on the right seeds and proper storage techniques to avoid losses and ensure successful germination.
Nelson Tukundane, the UNFFE publicist, highlights the immense potential for agricultural products in the East African market, offering farmers lucrative opportunities for growth. He emphasizes the critical role of value addition in enhancing marketing strategies and aims to equip farmers with knowledge on both production and effective marketing techniques.
The 29th Agriculture Show promises to be a catalyst for the agricultural sector in Uganda, driving agro-industrialization and empowering farmers to contribute significantly to the nation’s economic growth.