Uganda is gearing up to host the latest edition of an annual event titled ‘Agribusiness Congress East Africa’. The affair, which is held every year, brings together key stakeholders to strengthen Africa’s agribusiness networks.
The Agribusiness Congress presents a unique opportunity for sponsors, exhibitors, delegates, and guest speakers to organize meetings with key attendees using the event’s Business to Business (B2B) matchmaking platform.
The forum comes at a time when Uganda’s agriculture sector employs 73% of the population but contributes just 24% of the gross domestic product (GDP), according to the country’s Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija.
Other East African countries face similar disparities. Earlier this year, Tanzania’s Finance Minister Dr. Phillip Mpango noted that agriculture and trade, the two sectors that employ the largest percentage of the population, also contribute the least to the country’s economic growth.
The Congress hopes to address these challenges on a regional level.
This year’s edition of the event will allow sponsors and exhibitors to organize matchmaking meetings at their respective stands. The event’s organizers have confirmed that a dedicated matchmaking area will be made available for delegates, speakers and VIP’s in order to meet.
Leading suppliers from over 40 companies dealing in irrigation, energy, business, livestock, and agronomy are set to feature in the live outdoor exhibition, which will be held on November 29th.
Exhibitors are expected to help investors, stakeholders and smallholder farmers alike increase yields and gain farming success by taking advantage of complimentary agronomy consultations.
The event will also feature live crop trials presented by the Grain Council of Uganda. The affair hopes to strengthen Africa’s agribusiness networks and commercial operations while improving interregional trade.