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Makerere asked to empower girls to study agriculture

By Francis Emorut

Added 11th July 2019 04:04 PM

Eyal pointed out that this will empower girls in agricultural best practices.

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The Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe (left) shares a light moment with the Deputy Ambassador of Embassy of Israel David Eyal after a meeting with the delegation of Israeli under umbrella Jewish Federation living in Boston USA at Makerere University campus. (Photo by Francis Emorut)

Eyal pointed out that this will empower girls in agricultural best practices.

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The Deputy Ambassador of Embassy of Israel, David Eyal, has called on Makerere University to send more female students to study agriculture in Israel.

Eyal pointed out that this will empower girls in agricultural best practices.

The envoy said this while meeting agro studies alumni and Israeli delegation living in Boston, United States at Makerere University campus.

He said of 200 university students sent to study agriculture in Israel the majority are male.

“We shall continue supporting agro studies programme but send us more women so that they are empowered,” Eyal told the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe.

He said when the girls are empowered in agricultural best practices in their families and communities stand to benefit.

  he akerere niversity ice hancellor rof arnabas awangwe centre in blue tie with the eputy mbassador of mbassy of srael avid yal second right and ssa gaba the makrketing manager at akerere niversity pose for a photograph with agro studies alumni at akerere niversity campus hoto by rancis morut The Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe (centre in blue tie) with the Deputy Ambassador of Embassy of Israel David Eyal (second right) and Issa Agaba the marketing manager at Makerere University pose for a photograph with agro studies alumni at Makerere University campus. (Photo by Francis Emorut)

 

“I want to see more Ugandans visiting Israel as this will strengthen the ties between the two countries,” Eyal said.

Eyal was encouraged by the testimony of a female student Babra Natabbi who studied agriculture in Israel.

Natabbi told the audience that she found Israeli girls hardworking and this motivated her also to work hard and value time.

She said upon return to Uganda, her group of six people has started a poultry farm and many youth in Mukono district have been inspired by their success story of buying land out of the proceeds.

Prof Nawangwe hailed the Israeli government for supporting university students as this will help to cause the transformation of agricultural practices in the country to fight food insecurity.

The team leader of the Israeli delegation under the umbrella of Jewish Federation, Matty Burns said his team was looking forward to seeing what agro studies alumni have done for their families and communities.

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