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Farmers To Be Equipped With Modern Farming Methods At Agribusiness Expo

by Jacquiline Nakandi
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By Godiver Asege      

To foster agricultural innovation, collaboration, and sustainable practices, the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) has launched its 12th annual agribusiness expo.

The expo that is slated to happen on June 28-29, 2024 in Masindi district is expected to attract hundreds of farmers.

At the expo, farmers are expected to interact with exhibitors who will be showcasing improved agricultural technologies, seeds and grains. Farmers will also interact with experts from different fields.

Gerald Makau Masila, the Executive Director of EAGC noted that the expo will provide marketing information to farmers.

Gerald Masila Executive Director of Eastern Africa Grain Council addressing the press during the launch of the Agribusiness Expo. Photos by Godiver Asege

“We have marketing monitors that look at cross-border trade flows. We also monitor the prices of grains which we circulate to our members,” he said.

He added that the pricing information is very important because it guides farmers on when to buy or sell their grain.

Byaruhanga Cosmas, the District Chairperson Masindi applauded EAGC for choosing Masindi, adding that the expo will create awareness, and introduce modern farming methods, and agricultural technologies to the farmers.

Masindi is an agricultural-dependent district with two dominant crops including; maize and sugarcane.

Anna Nabooza, the country director Trade Mark Africa said the expo will link farmers to the East African market and enable them to gain knowledge on storage of their produce.

Nabooza said they will also supply testing kits for grain quality, adding that they want to ensure that the grain is free from aflatoxins.

LEAD PHOTO CAPTION: Gerald Masila, the Executive Director Eastern Africa Grain Council (C) addressing the press as Ian Figgins Head of Supply Chain WFP (L) and Anna Nambooze, the Country Director Trade Mark Africa look on. This was during the launch of the Agribusiness Expo.

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