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Tumwebaze Pushes For Collaborations With Regional Bodies

by Wangah Wanyama
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By Prossy Nandudu

The Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries is in talks with the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) to collaborate in research for agriculture development.

This was revealed by the Minister of Agriculture, Frank Tumwebaze while handing over the chairmanship of ASARECA Council of Ministers to Kenya’s Agriculture and Livestock Development Minister, Mithika Linturi. The handover ceremony took place on Thursday during the 3rd ASARECA Council of Patron Minister in Nairobi in Kenya on Thursday.

“We are discussing strategies of joint collaboration in Research for agriculture development & emphasizing the importance of causing our governments to prioritize agriculture research funding. When research is domestically funded, the correct agenda that is relevant to problems of our communities will be set,” said Tumwebaze through his twitter handle.

Under the theme”Together transforming Agriculture for improved livelihoods, sustainable economic growth and inclusive development in East and Central Africa, the ministers discussed how to support ASARECA to Transform Agriculture, ensure Sustained Economic Growth, and Inclusive Development in Eastern and Central Africa, added ASARECA secretariate.

ASARECA brings together African agriculture research bodies for research collaboration & peer learning.

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