In this full day event, AgriProFocus Network members will have the opportunity to network, promote their work in the agriculture sector, and learn together about sector trends and new tools for sector development.
More specicfically this event features the following activities:
* Keynote presentations on food security in Ethiopia, research findings on gender in agriculture, and developing markets for sustainability in agriculture.
* Breakout groups with presentations and discussions on sustainability in commercial agriculture, and on agroecology.
* Workshops on tools for addressing gender in agricultural value chains, and on maximizing your online communications with the AgriProFocus website and social media.
* Launch of the Youth Business Challenge!
* Networking over booths and drinks.
Please find full program attached. All AgriProFocus Ethiopia members are welcome to participate, but they must register via this link.
The National Agriculture Research Organisation (NAR0) plans to introduce new crop varieties in Kisoro district and the entire Kigezi region to promote commercial agriculture and to boost productivity to improve people's livelihood.
Government is also introducing Arabic coffee in Kisoro district to promote coffee tourism. Kisoro district, like other districts in Kigezi region, is famed for Irish potato growing.
Last week, the minister of Agriculture, Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja, led a team of stakeholders on a fact-finding mission in the district, to asses the situation on the varieties of which can be introduced in Kisoro.
He was accompanied by ministry officials and experts from NARO and National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS). Sempijja encouraged farmers in the area to start growing Arabic coffee alongside other agricultural crops.
"Researchers in Canada have proven that coffee from Kisoro hills is the best in th... Read more
President Yoweri Museveni has called upon the leaders of Rubirizi District to help people in their communities move from subsistence farming to commercial agriculture so that all wananchi improve their household incomes.
The President made the appeal during a meeting with Rubirizi District leaders at his country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhuura District. Rubirizi District is in South Western Uganda and comprises 2 constituencies of Bunyaruguru and Katerera. “You must wake up your people to start commercial farming and leave subsistence farming. Anyone with land should go into commercial farming,” he said.
President Museveni stressed that people should get out of the practice of growing food only for consumption but focus more on commercial agriculture. He advised the leaders to promote the adaption of the four-acre model of farming to people with small pieces of land.
Under the four-acre model of farming, a farmer can u... Read more