The Netherlands has once again partnered with Uganda to help the East African country learn from some of its best practices in the field of agriculture.
Through an initiative dubbed the Best Farmers Competition, a section of Ugandan farmers are set to travel to the Netherlands to learn valuable skills vital to the sector’s growth and development.
Under the agreement, which has been running for several years now, Dutch companies are facilitated to set up partnerships with Ugandan companies. Meanwhile, Ugandan companies with business linkages in the Netherlands are encouraged to become members of the Netherlands Uganda Trade and Investment Platform (NUTIP) #BestFarmersFlagOff
Uganda’s Agriculture Minister, Vincent Sempijja officially flagged off the winners of the Best Farmers Competition that was put together by media company, New Vision Uganda, Vision Group Uganda, Uganda’s Development Finance Company (DFCU) Bank and the Dutch Embassy in Uganda.
In a recent address, he also applauded the role of the media in promoting transformation.
Uganda’s Development Finance Company said in a statement that the lender was proud to be flagging off 11 farmers who won the Best Farmers’ Competition 2017 to the Netherlands.
While addressing the 11 best farmers, Dutch Ambassador, Henk Bakker reiterated that the Embassy will continue to invest in the transformation of traditional agriculture to commercial farming as a business to improve farmer skills and access to input packages.