By Herbert Musoke
Phillip Kalera, Gomba Next Generation Model Farm in Kigezi village, Maddu sub-county in Gomba district
I want to find appropriate technologies for the Ugandan environment, especially in dairy and genetics that I can use to improve my herd to maximise production on small farms. I want to get knowledge about water use and conservation.
Titus Sebaiga Hillary, representing Prossy Kazibwe of Kazibwe Family Mixed Farm in Namuzale village, Lusede sub-county in Jinja district
I want to network with other farmers. Both the best farmers and those in the Netherlands, look out for technologies for dairy, I want to emulate their best practices on my farm in order to improve quality and quantity.
Jacent Namyalo Muwanga, the director Valley Cave Mixed Farm in Sembabule district
I want to learn the best agronomical practices, from choosing breeds and seeds varieties, farm maintenance, feeding, security, marketing strategies, value addition to after sale services.
Gloria Rwamafa Karungi, dairy farmer in Kito, Wakiso district
I want to find out how they manage to get the highest production of over 60 litres from their cows a day. I want to know more about the breeding systems they have and the breeds for high butter content as I want to venture more into cheese production.
Immaculate Akullo, the director Archways Agrofarm Limited in Lira district
I want to get practical knowledge and see the possible technologies I can employ on my farm in the apiary industry and the harvesting equipment for all the bee products, especially bee venom and propolis, which are expensive products, but tricky to harvest. I also want to learn post-harvest handling and value addition.
Moreen Nyakato, the director of Greeco Organic farm in West Division, Fort Portal
I want to network with farmers doing organic farming in the Netherlands and get more exposure and ways of improving farming as a business for increased production and incomes.
Dr Bernad Obaa, lecturer at Makerere University and the director West Nile Foresters in Vurra, Arua district
I want to understand how I can get the best from forestry and products that I can make from trees, other than timber. I expect to benchmark with the Netherlands since they are doing better than us.
Samuel Kange, a fish farmer at Nawambindi village, Bulesa sub-county in Bugiri district
I want to produce quality fish all year round. So, I want to learn more about fish farming in the Netherlands, as well as the systems, practices and technologies that enable them to have fish all year round.
Bob Kagoro, farmer from Kadukuru village in South Division, Fort Portal
I am looking for how I can add value to my fruits, such as citrus, water melons, mangoes. I expect to meet manufacturers and machinery, because I have several farmers who are looking for market. If we add value, we can increase their shelf life. I also expect to benchmark from the Netherlands since they are doing far better than us.
Peter Masiko, apple farmer from Kabale
I want to learn modern and best agronomic practices of growing apples, post-harvest handling practices, such as cold rooms, as well as vehicles. I also want to learn how to add value in order to increase shelf life, because apples are expensive and perishable, which means farmers easily make loses in case they fail to get market.
Michael Opiyo, coffee and vegetable farmer
I want to copy the technology in order to change the way I manage and run my farm and take it to another level. I am also looking for packaging and marketing strategy.