By Herbert Musoke & Joshua Kato
The 2023 Harvest Money Expo has been confirmed on the weekend of February 10-12.
Organised by Vision Group, the biggest agriculture and agribusiness annual event is slated for on February 10-12, 2023, at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds, Kampala under the theme “Farming as a Business”. But with emphasis on Post-harvest handling and value addition.
Rogers Anguzu the marketing manager at Vision group, says the dates for the expo have been brought forward from February, 17-19 to the 10-12weekend.
“The three-day interactive expo will be held at Kololo Airstrip. As usual, the expo will bring together all players of the sector ranging from farmers led by Vision group’s best farmers, agro input dealers in seed, fertilisers, drugs, breeders, machinery, post-harvest handling, value addition and markets, among others,” he explains.
He adds that, for visitors who wish to enter and interact with exhibitors will pay sh10,000 and to attend the trainings that will happen even day of the expo sh10,000 a day.
According to Anguzu, the expo is the annual event that no farming player must miss because there is a lot to learn and gain as it is one place where every players is available from government agencies and ministries, private and international companies.
“We still have slots for exhibitors and those who want stalls should contact us at Vision Group so they can secure a stall and be part for the biggest agricultural event of the country this year,” he says.
The expo is sponsored by the Embassy of the Netherlands, Champrisa International and Engineering Solutions (ENGSOL), who have since conception sponsored the event.
Dr Samuel Ssewagudde, a veterinary doctor with Trouw NV, the producers of Hendrix concentrate distributed by Champrisa International, promised those who will visit the expo that, their stall will be full of learning and education material.
“The stall will be fully stocked with quality and nutritious concentrates that will enable farmers manage their farm costs but maximize revenues. At the stall, we will have experts to explains to farmers the best feed mixing, mobile machines to check aflatoxins from feeds and also one that will check the quality of feed raw materials,” he says.
Previous expos attracted exhibitors from the Netherlands, Kenya, Tanzania and Egypt, among others. On average at least 250 exhibitors from all key agriculture sectors attend each year. Over 30,000 showgoers tour stalls each year.
New Training Sessions
The 27 training sessions that will be held during the expo are targeted at improving value addition, post harvest handling and crop marketing for farmers. The sessions have been organised to be more practical than previous trainings. value addition for small scale farmers, management of indigenous poultry, growing fruits like oranges and rearing beef cattle.
Others sessions will be on goats, cattle, piggery, poultry and fish farming, vegetable farming, urban farming, trees growing, hass avocado and macadamia production.