Aiming towards advancing climate-smart agriculture and enhancing food production, Uganda has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a prominent agro-industrial company based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The signing ceremony took place in the presence of the Minister Of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Frank K Tumwebaze, alongside the Right Honorable Prime Minister of Uganda, Robinah Nabanja, and the distinguished Minister for Economy of the UAE.
Under the MOU, the UAE agro-industrial company commits to establishing a state-of-the-art fertilizer manufacturing facility in Uganda, marking a significant milestone in fostering collaboration between the two nations.
The collaboration aligns with the principles of climate-smart agriculture, emphasizing the prudent use of precision farming enablers. The introduction of advanced farming techniques and technologies is expected to optimize agricultural practices in Uganda, contributing to sustainability and resilience in the face of climate challenges.
Access to high-quality and affordable fertilizers plays a pivotal role in the strategy to enhance production and productivity sustainably.
The manufacturing of fertilizers within Uganda is anticipated to reduce dependency on imports, offering farmers a reliable source of high-quality fertilizers tailored to local soil conditions.
The venture is also poised to have significant economic implications, not only in the agricultural sector but also in terms of job creation. The establishment of the fertilizer manufacturing facility is expected to generate employment opportunities, fostering economic growth and prosperity.
Uganda’s collaboration with the UAE in the establishment of a fertilizer manufacturing facility marks a momentous stride towards achieving self-sufficiency in agricultural inputs.