The 26th National Agricultural Show Launched
The Uganda National Farmers Federation has launched the 26th National Agricultural Show on Thursday, 21 June, 2018 at UNFFE Secretariat under the Theme:
" FOSTERING AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAINS INNOVATION FOR FARMER LED FOOD SECURITY, HOUSEHOLD INCOME AND JOB CREATION "
The 26th National agricultural show is slated to take place from 13th to 22nd July 2018 at the Source of the Nile Jinja Show grounds.
The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries( MAAIF) Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, thankedthe President of Uganda National Farmers Federation(UNFFE) and his team for their input in ensuring annual National Agriculture Show is organised.
“The Show is quite educative and I encourage the Show-goers to take keen interest and learn the different improved technologies that shall be exhibited,” Ssempijja said..
This year’s theme is in line with the emerging challenges facing the Agriculture Sector. His speech was delivered by Dr. Beatrice Byarugaba, Director Extension Services Ministry of Agriculture, Animal , Industry & Fisheries (MAAIF). He noted that the Agriculture Sector is currently struggling with lack of value addition to create adequate employment for the unemployed youths.
Further adding that the industry is witnessing the emergency of modern agricultural value chain, increasingly delivering value added agriculture products and services at the expense of smallholder farmers most especially from the developing countries.
However, this has unfairly exposed smallholder farmers to competition with global agricultural value chain actors.
The challenge with Uganda’s agriculture is competitiveness.
“Uganda’s agriculture does not have a competitive advantage over the others. We need to do a lot to become competitive within the globalised agricultural value chains. We must produce in big quantities to meet the outside demand and leave enough for domestic consumption.”
This year’s Show will focus on irrigation technologies, value addition and livestock. The theme brings out the opportunity that aims at preparing and organizing the small holder farmers to competitively produce and be integrated into agricultural value chains.
AUGUSTINE Mwendya, CEO of UNFFE noted that unlike in the past where only one value chain was considered, this year, all value chain actors will be implemented to enable farmers shift from subsistence farming to commercial farming. Mwendya said that this will enable them sale their produce instead of just producing some little surplus to sale, they aim and pan to produce in big quantities so as to improve on their house hold income. There will also be a number of training such piggery production, banana production, coffee production, pineapple production. In addition there will be debates for school going students on the 16-20 July 2018 under the show theme.
The show is organized by The Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE). It is located on Plot 27 Nakasero.
Download the Brochure for the show HERE
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