Agriculture

World Food Day to be Celebrated in Rubanda District

Agriculture minister Christopher Kibanzanga

Uganda will early next week be joining the rest of the world to mark the World Food day.

The event according to junior agriculture minister Christopher Kibazanga, will be held on 16th October at Kacwekano Zone Agricultural Research development institute in Rubanda district.

The minister told press yesterday that this year’s event will be “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development”.

“The theme aims at focusing national and global actions on recognizing the drivers of migration and supporting efforts to mitigate these drivers by investing in an enabling environment for individual and economic sustainability as well as food security”

He noted that the celebrations will provide a platform for local and foreign companies, public and private organizations’, institutions to display their innovations, improved technologies and practices for better production, processing and marketing in Agriculture” he said.

President Yoweri Museveni is expected as the guest of honor at the event.

Currently according to the minister, the Agricultural sector in Uganda has continued to register positive growth over the years, with its growth rate rising from 0.8% in 2011/12 to 3.2% 2015/16.

“The sector contribution to GDP is currently 26.2 %. Our target is to raise the growth rate to 5.6% as stated in the National Development Plan 2 and Vision 2040,” he said.

 

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