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PHOTOS: Gov’t Moves to Boost Horticulture Sector

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more about http://daniellebinks.com/wp-admin/includes/admin.php geneva;”>While presiding over the grand opening of the 2nd East Africa Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables Expo held at UMA grounds Lugogo on Friday, the minister appreciated the rate at which horticulture is developing in the country.

The Minister inspects organic seeds

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“Horticulture has become Uganda’s second largest export earner, fetching the country over $190 annually. The sector also employs over 1,500 Ugandans both directly and indirectly,” the Minister explained.

East African Seeds stall

“Last year, I went to Holland and I was inspired by their flowers expo. I am impressed by the efforts which Ugandan farmers have exhibited in this expo. We as the ministry are ready to help all Ugandan farmers not only in horticulture but in all forms of farming.”

The Minister is briefed on fruit seeds

He further added that the ministry of Agriculture has embarked on the fulfilment of Vision 2040 so that farmers’ household income may rise to at least Shs 20m per annum.


Checking out different ovacado types

The two-day Expo, organised by two journalists; Job Mwesigwa and Rogers Atukunda, attracted different stakeholders in the fruits and vegetable sectors including farm tools suppliers, flight companies, farmers and other service providers.

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