By Joshua Kato and Herbert Musoke
Journalists @New Vision
It is all about value addition at the 2022 Harvest Money Expo training sessions!
The two-year lockdown has made many people realise the importance of agriculture, not only to the world’s economy, but also to the individual incomes.
To meet the high expectations, Vision Group, the organisers of the annual Uganda’s most educative and exciting Harvest Money Expo, have lined up exciting trainings to bring to farmers the relevant information and technical knowledge to maximise the profitability of their enterprises by adding value to their produce.
The 6th Harvest Money Expo already has many sponsors on board. These are Engineering Solutions (Engsol), who are the leading suppliers of tractors in the country; Champrisa International, who are importers of Hendrix Feeds from the Netherlands and Uganda and Ware House Receipt System who promote profitable storage of produce.
A series of trainings have been lined up at the expo from Friday, March 18 to Sunday March 20, where one will have to pay sh20,000 for entrance and also to attend the trainings per day.
The expo aims at giving farmers the best agronomical practices and value addition tips throughout the production value chains of the different enterprises, as well as equipping farmers with knowledge on whatever they want to engage in.
The expo will start at 7:00am up to 5:00pm each day.
“We have been sensitising farmers to produce more and now we are going to show them how to add value to their produce, so that they earn more,” Vision Group Editor-in- Chief Barbara Kaija said.
She noted that there are also sessions that are specific on value addition on fruits, milk, mushrooms and on farm and kitchen waste to produce both livestock feeds and briquettes.
Other trainings will feature popular enterprises, such as poultry, piggery, banana growing, fish farming, vegetable farming, dairy keeping, goat keeping, growing Hass avocado and passion fruits and all will emphasise value addition.
“There are so many other things that farmers can get from home and farm waste and one of these is making briquettes for cooking,” Zaina Nampijja, an agriculturist who has mastered expertise in basic farm innovations, said.
Nampijja and her team will train in making briquettes.