Thirteen Ugandan agri-entrepreneurs interacted with Dutch agribusinesses on Friday the 21st of June at Hotel de Bergse Bossen in Driebergen. The event marked the closing of a 5-day mission to The Netherlands.
The mission was held for the 5th year in succession and is initiated and supported by the Netherlands Embassy in Uganda. The farmers interacted with more than 35 Dutch agriculture companies to gain knowledge, set up business deals and build collaborations.
Interacting directly with Dutch business partners
Betty Kasabiti Mbazira (overall winner of the Uganda Best Farmers Competition), is one of the passionate farmers. “My challenge was the high price of milk in Uganda. I founded my own company and now I produce yoghurt myself. I believe Dutch machinery will improve my processing”. Betty’s company, Awa Yoghurt Line, produces 850 litres yoghurt per day to supermarkets in Uganda. She believes that efficient processing will help her to keep costs low. Aloysius Lubega, director of Bulamu Coffee sought for knowledge and to build international collaborations. The farmers trip enabled the farmer to get the needed contacts to build towards his goals.
“When you want to build longevity, You need sustained efforts”. A remark supported by H.E. Mirjam Blaak Sow, Ambassador of Uganda to the BeNeLux. The ambassador shared her vision to spark interests for more partnerships in the Netherlands so that more farmers will be able to capitalize on the knowledge, technologies and market access of their Dutch counterparts.
The Uganda Best Farmers Mission is implemented by EMSA Emerging markets Africa. Find more impressions from our former trips and follow Uganda’s Farmers Trip on Facebook and Instagram. Do you want to stay informed on our forthcoming editions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.