Thirteen agri-entrepreneurs who are the finalists of Uganda’s Best Farmers pay a visit to the Netherlands for a six-day farmers study from the 17th till the 21st of June. The trip is initiated by the Netherland’s Embassy in Kampala, Uganda to help advance farmer enterprises in Uganda.
Uganda is one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. Its Agriculture is responsible for 85% of the annual export, which creates employment In the country. Durable innovation is needed to help sustain the economic growth. Dutch knowledge on technology and innovation can help provide sustainable solutions for the economic growth of Uganda.
The thriteen participating companies have been selected in Uganda by a jury based on growth potential, impact and conduct of business. The Agri-entrepreneurs have ambitious plans for growth to connect with potential business partner in the Netherlands in the field of equipment, knowledge and investment. The industries of the participating companies vary from horticulture, poultry, dairy, meat production, apiculture(bee farming), coffee and fish farming.
“The work of a Dutch farmer requires less of the ‘dirty’ work and it’s time for farming in Uganda to be more attractive with a matching approach.”
Michiel Hillen(Director Emerging Markets Africa)
The study trip is implemented by EMSA(Emerging Markets Africa). Former editions held in 2016 and 2017 brought forth contributing business deals. This year offers a passionate group of entrepreneurs expecting to do the same. Friday the 21st of June from 9.00 hours to 12.30 hours marks a matchmaking meeting at Hotel de Bergse Bossen in Driebergen, the Netherlands. The agri-entrepreneurs will make the needed contacts to advance their business.