Solomon Kalema

Agricultural Economist, MAAIF Comms

Kampala, Uganda

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jul
15

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.



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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.

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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.

5 months 2 weeks ago

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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

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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/ 

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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/

mar
07

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



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Posted 10 October 2017 at 04:21

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

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Posted 15 September 2017 at 04:30

From 8th to 10th November 2017, the Africa Agribusiness Incubation Conference & Expo along with the second Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day will be hosted by the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) together with partners in Dakar, Senegal. For updates and reservations email info@africaain.org or visit the website www.africaain.org. For instant updates, follow AAIN on twitter and LinkedIn via @AAINOnline trending with #AfricaYouthinAg2 and the facebook page https://facebook.com/AAINOnline/?view_public_for=982333048563054&_rdr

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 August 2017 at 03:47

In case you missed it. The AAIN Digest e-newsletter issue 2 of 2017 is here. http://africaain.org/aain-digest-e-newsletter-issue-2-for-2017/

Meggy d'ALMEIDA Merci beaucoup

11 months 1 week ago

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Posted 30 July 2017 at 04:45

For your sponsorship to the main event with us from the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN), partner African Union CAADP Technical networks and more in Dakar, Senegal.

Vital details in link: http://africaain.org/2nd-annual-africa-youth-in-agribusiness-day-challenge-open/ 

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Posted 22 July 2017 at 04:29

2nd Annual Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day Challenge

Are you a young African between the ages of 18 and 35? Do you have a passion for youth participation in the transformation of agribusiness in Africa?

Here is your chance to win sponsorship from the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) and partners to represent the youth from your country at the 2017 edition of the “Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day” during the forthcoming 2017 Africa Agribusiness Incubation Conference and Expo that will run from the 8th to the 10th of November in Dakar, Senegal.

How to participate

1. Get acquainted with the history of the “Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day” and the “Africa Agribusiness Incubation Conference and Expo”. Do your homework on global business incubation, opportunities in ICT integration in agribusiness, AAIN core investment areas, the 2017 theme of the African Union, the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and

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Posted 24 May 2017 at 11:04

For your updates on progress in job and wealth creation in Africa through agribusiness incubation by the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN), World Bank,FAO, CTA, the African Union, African Development Bank (AfDB), IITA and more strong partners, here is your free copy of the AAIN Digest e-version from the AAIN Secretariat. Policies and strategic partnerships that give the springboard to agri-prenuership and job creation through innovative agribusiness. The time is now. Get your free download here: http://africaain.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/AAIN-Digest-1st-Quater-2017-1.pdf

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Posted 6 January 2016 at 11:31

Happy 2016 to you all, from the East Africa Agribusiness team.

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Posted 3 December 2015 at 03:07

Advertisement of Job Vacancies at the East African Agribusiness Magazine

The East Africa Agribusiness Magazine, a regional agribusiness company present in 5 countries in the East African region is recruiting 3 Journalists.

East African Agribusiness is a bimonthly Agriculture Magazine that focuses on agricultural modernisation and transformation in East Africa. It aims at providing informative and educative content to guide farmers on how to increase production, farm productivity and improve quality of crop and livestock products as a penultimate stage towards transforming agriculture.

We are an unrivaled platform for information and knowledge sharing to support transformation of agriculture from subsistence to commercial farming or small and medium scale to large scale production, value addition and marketing to promote to food security, increased earnings and poverty alleviation at household, national and regional level. It seeks to stand out as an authoritative communication forum for the agricul

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Posted 17 November 2015 at 07:20

By Solomon Kalema Musisi

Model Villages bearing fruit in Rural Transformation across Uganda

Over the 52 years of independence, Uganda has evolved from one level to another in terms of household incomes and livelihoods with the economy growing consistently at an average of 6.4 percent since 2002, moving towards the government’s vision of a transformed Ugandan society from a peasant to a modern and prosperous country within 30 years.
The Poverty Eradication Department of the State House headed by Mrs. Joan Kakwenzire, the Senior Presidential Advisor on poverty Alleviation, set out in 2003 to address challenges to agricultural production and create new horizons for the populations in areas where potential to produce had been cited, especially for matooke, coffee among other locally grown crops.
The Atamba mixed farm in Mukono district is one of over 20 model villages established by the department to empower rural communities to deliver products of higher q

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