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Farming group popularises commercial agriculture
Publish Date: May 29, 2014
Farming group popularises commercial agriculture
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By Vision Reporter

The Farmers Network Uganda (FNU) has set out to portray commercial agriculture as a profitable and manageable business. 
 
To achieve this, FNU has organised a day-long expo that will offer a linkage to agricultural service providers, farming advice and options to fund the venture. 
 
The expo will be held at the Uganda Manufacturers Association, multipurpose hall this Saturday starting at 8:00am and end at 6:00 in the evening. 
 
The Farmers Network Uganda is a group of farmers who take farming as a business and employ professionalism in their ventures. 
 
Charles Kulibanza Byanyima, the chairman of the organisation, believes the future is in commercial farming.
“Farming is profitable if done professionally and commercially through the adoption and use of appropriate technologies and innovations. 
 
 
“That is why at FNU we are targeting the top and middle young corporate individuals with the hope that they will tap into the immense opportunities available in farming,” said Byanyima.
 
Speakers at the Expo have been drawn from the financial and farming world, who include Fabian Kasi, the Managing Director of Centenary Bank and Robert Kintu of FIT Uganda. 
 
Also expected at the Expo is Peter Gichuku a specialist in hydroponics, a technique of growing plants (without soil) in water containing dissolved nutrients. Other speakers are Dr Samuel Sewagudde, Dr Emma Naluyima, Henry Ambwere and Nicholas Matsiko.
 
Agriculture has for long been the backbone of Uganda’s economy, but has in the recent past suffered neglect for various reasons. 
 
As a result, a few Ugandans are specifically dedicated to its growth, the Farmers Network Uganda hopes to guide over 2,000 participants back to the roots.
 
Tickets to the Expo will cost sh30,000 per individual.
 
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