Solomon Kalema

Agricultural Economist, MAAIF Comms

Kampala, Uganda

About Me

Agricultural Economist. Senior Communications Officer of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Government of the Republic of Uganda.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 9 January 2019 at 07:52

Importance of proper grain handling: The way you handle grains including Maize, Rice, Corn, Cassava, Nuts, Peanuts, Chilies, Spices can either earn you high profits or cause massive financial losses and expose people to getting liver cancer, Kidney inflammation, reduced sperm count and infertility, reduced growth rate and low birth weight. Information on how to avoid the negative effects, as developed by the Directorate of Crop Resources and Focal Desk for the African Union Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) is available on the National Agriculture Portal (Official Ministry Website). Here are some useful links:

Mycotoxin Control in Uganda: http://agriculture.go.ug/mycotoxin-control-in-uganda/

Launch of National Action Plan and Strategy for Aflatoxin Control in Uganda:

http://agriculture.go.ug/launch-of-national-action-plan-and-strategy-for-aflatoxin-control-in-uganda/

Aflatoxin Control: How poor handling of grains and agricultural products causes cancer and other health-related

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 December 2018 at 01:17

Towards increased resilience for the livestock sub-sector in Karamoja sub-region: Hon. Vincent Sempijja the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has officially launched the roll-out of the Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Resilience Project for 13 districts in Karamoja sub-region.

For three years now, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has been implementing a project called "the Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Resilience Project" as a project aimed at enhancing resilience of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in cross-border drought prone areas in 13 districts of Karamoja sub-region.

The project was designed to achieve this target through four project components which include Natural Resource Management, Market Access and Trade, Livelihood Support and Pastoral Risk Management.

At the launch, Hon. Sempijja was joined by the Permanent Secretary Mr. Pius Wakabi Kasajja and the Project Coordinator Dr. Charles Kajura in handing over 900 goats (450 Gala and

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 18 November 2018 at 06:23

To provide farmers with more information about how to detect and control the fall army worm, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries embarked on a countrywide campaign through the media and agricultural extension services. The campaign is led by the Department of Crop Protection. For our farmers who use online platforms, here is a link to the National Agriculture Portal for more information about the Fall Army Worm: http://agriculture.go.ug/fall-army-worm-control/ Read more about the Department of Crop Protection under "Directorates and Departments."

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 November 2018 at 06:07

Answers to: What are Aflatoxins? How does poor Product handling of grains increase chances of getting liver cancer and other diseases? How should grain be stored? How does one group of toxins cost grain-growing countries billions of dollars in losses from crop, animal and Fisheries enterprises? What is the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries doing to combat this in Uganda as one of six leading countries in the fight against aflatoxins?

What is being done in practice at the grassroots?

Details in launch of the first National Action Plan on the continent by H.E Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi Vice President of Uganda on behalf of the President, moderated by Mr. Pius Wakabi Kasajja the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries.

http://agriculture.go.ug/launch-of-national-action-plan-and-strategy-for-aflatoxin-control-in-uganda/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 28 October 2018 at 03:46

Here is why Uganda remains one of the top 5 African Countries leading in mycotoxin-related research and control, Details of planned launch of the National Anti-Mycotoxin Campaign with special emphasis on Aflatoxins. See excerpt from Statement by Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja, Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries :

http://agriculture.go.ug/press-statement-on-planned-launch-of-national-action-plan-and-countrywide-campaign-for-mycotoxin-mitigation/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 22 October 2018 at 08:31

Vacancies at MAAIF

Call for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services for Studies, Detailed Engineering Design and Construction Supervision for proposed Irrigation schemes development of Igogero and Naigombwa in Bugiri and Bugweri districts. Details on National Agriculture Portal here: http://agriculture.go.ug/job/consultancy-services-for-detailed-engineering-design-and-construction-supervision-for-proposed-irrigation-schemes-development/

Kabunga James Thanks for sharing Mr. Kalema

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MUWANGUZI SAMUEL I do apreciate 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 8 October 2018 at 05:27

Details of a job advertisement for the position of Principal, National Farmers' Leadership Center are available on the National Agriculture Portal (Official website of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries). Usable link here: http://agriculture.go.ug/…/principal-national-farmers-lead…/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 23 July 2018 at 11:00

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries job vacancies to be filled through the Ministry of Public Service Application Procedures (For quick updates, follow on twitter @MAAIF_Uganda and Facebook @MAAIFUganda). The vacancies include the following.

1. Director Fisheries Resources

2. Director Crop Resources and

3. Assistant Commissioner Planning 👉https://vacancies.psc.go.ug/ors/Advert/Index/5

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The 26th Source of the Nile National Agriculture Show

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  15 July 2018 to 22 July 2018 - All Day Event
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The Source of the Nile National Agriculture Show is an annual flagship event in Uganda’s Agricultural Sector organised in partnership with the Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE).
This year, the theme of the Show is ” Fostering Agricultural Value Chains Innovation for Farmer-Led Food Security, Household Income and Job Creation. “ This year the show runs from 13th to 22nd July.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 15 July 2018 at 03:00

The 26th Source of the Nile National Agriculture Show Organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and private sector led by the Uganda National Farmers Federation is on in Jinja until the 22nd of July 2018.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 31 January 2018 at 09:20

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) is recruiting experts to work with the National Farmers' Leadership Center. See attached advert. For instant updates on the openings, updates and sector opportunities for 2018 and more, follow the Ministry online including twitter @MAAIF_Ug.


Joseph Were Hello Solomon, pleasure to meet you. I really need to venture into tilapia cage farming and I need interested persons so that we can build on this idea to look for seed capital for start-up. I welcome u on this.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 22 December 2017 at 09:28

The latest issue of the AAIN Digest Quarter 4 2017 is available http://africaain.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/AAIN-Digest-4th-Issue-2017.pdf

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 17 December 2017 at 01:18

From us at the African Agribusiness Incubators Network to you all in the agribusiness sub-sector  http://africaain.org/happy-festive-season-and-prosperous-2018-from-aain/ 

Posted By in Agricultural and Rural Finance Platform
Posted 2 December 2017 at 03:25

Countrywide study on agricultural financing, Potato Platform launched in Uganda. Agribusiness incubation highlighted as means for job creation and technology commercialisation

Details here: http://africaain.org/countrywide-study-on-agricultural-financing-potato-platform-launched-in-uganda-agribusiness-incubation-highlighted-as-means-for-job-creation-and-technology-commercialisation/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 December 2017 at 03:21

AAIN CEO Dr Alex Ariho to receive continental leadership award at the 7th Africa Leadership Awards

Details here: http://africaain.org/aain-ceo-dr-alex-ariho-to-receive-continental-leadership-award-at-the-7th-africa-leadership-awards/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 December 2017 at 03:16

Accreditation for Agribusiness Incubators and Hubs Kick-started in Accra, Ghana: Africa to gain more from joint initiatives by AAIN and partners

Details here: http://africaain.org/accreditation-for-agribusiness-incubators-and-hubs-kick-started-in-accra-ghana-africa-to-gain-more-from-joint-initiatives-by-aain-and-partners/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 December 2017 at 03:15

20 youth emerge as winners out of 159 finalists in the first ever Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day Challenge.

http://africaain.org/20-youth-emerge-as-winners-of-the-first-ever-africa-youth-in-agribusiness-day-challenge/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 8 November 2017 at 11:07

The next phase of agribusiness incubator and incubator hub accreditation is  finally open. To have your organisation or group benefit from this phase, here is the update: http://africaain.org/accreditation-for-agribusiness-incubators-and-hubs-kick-started-in-accra-ghana-africa-to-gain-more-from-joint-initiatives-by-aain-and-partners/

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The Africa Agribusiness Incubation Conference & Expo

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  07 March 2018 - 08:15 to 09 March 2018 - 17:00
  Dakar, Senegal

Africa's largest spectacle and business platform in agribusiness incubation, the African Agribusiness Conference and Expo will be held again in Dakar, Senegal for another 3 days of pure business from 7th to 9th March, 2018.

High on the agenda is the role of agribusiness incubation and thematic side-events addressing existing bottlenecks to agribusiness development in Africa with the guiding theme of “Turning Science into Business.”

Like the inaugural edition, the second Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day will be hosted by the youth at the centre with all events tailor-made for the youth.

From 450 delegates in Nairobi, Kenya in 2015 to 900 in Accra Ghana 2016, this business boosting spectacle is calling for more seats to accommodate the demand come March 2018 in Dakar.

Conference Package

For the official invitation, conference concept, program and online registration please visit www.africaain.info



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 10 October 2017 at 04:21

Interesting perspective of youth by Prof. Henry Bwisa, Board Chairperson of the Africa Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN).