We have decided not to charge for these sessions because we want to give a chance to all stakeholders in the value chain to come and attend them.
Kabushenga getting a feel of one of the tractors assembled at Namboole ahead of the 2019 Harvest Money Expo due this weekend. Looking on is the stadium manager, Jamil Ssewanyana (left) and Vision Group head of operations David
Ssemugga.(Photo by Mpalanyi Ssentongo)
Harvest money - Do you need information on how you can export products to neighbouring countries? How about exporting to Europe, US, the Arab world and China?
That could require a lot in terms of standards and money, but how about the local market in Uganda?
Are you ready to supply the oil companies in Uganda? All this will be answered later this week at the Harvest Money expo themed From the Farm to the Market, organised by Vision Group.
The three-day expo will take place at Mandela National Stadium Namboole in Wakiso starting on Friday 15. What sells where? Where are the big markets?
The showgoers will be able to know where to find the markets for poultry products within Uganda and the regional market.
“We have done a good job of encouraging Ugandan farmers to grow and produce, however the biggest challenge remains the markets,” Robert abushenga, the Vision Group chief executive officer, said in a press interview.
Kabushenga was speaking at a press conference organised at Vision Group headquarters on First Street in Industrial Area, Kampala.
“Every day, between 5:30pm and 7:00pm, Vision Group will avail the experts to highlight the standards and how one can penetrate the markets,” Kabushenga said.
“The farmers will know how they are supposed to look after cattle, goats or poultry for export.” Unlike the other training sessions, these ones are free of charge, as long as a person has paid money at the entrance.
“We have decided not to charge for these sessions because we want to give a chance to all stakeholders in the value chain to come and attend them,” Kabushenga said.
On Saturday, there will be information on how you can export to the European markets, US, the Arab world and China.
“We export a lot of matooke and chilli to Europe and organic crops to China. “Why are you not exporting to these markets?” Kabushenga wondered.
He said oil will present big opportunities for the people engaged in agriculture. However, it is important to know the standards and how to get organised to supply the oil products with food products.
“We will have the Petroleum Oil Authority together with the oil partners. They will tell us what you need to do if you want to supply,” Kabushenga said.