500 attend Jinja farmers show

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Students at one of the stalls at the agriculture show in Jinja

Over 500 local and international farmers have exhibited at the Nile Agricultural Expo in Jinja district.

JINJA, UGANDA, This year’s focus is how to manage the challenges of climate change and manage cases of draught that have had a negative impact on agriculture.

The weeklong event that ends next week on the 22nd at Jinja show grounds has been organized by the Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE) and is expected to attract over 10,000 expo entrants.

Brooke Whitaker, the Interim Chief of Party USAID’s Power Africa Uganda Electricity Supply Accelerator says the United States government is interested in promoting awareness about productive use of solar energy for agriculture irrigation, water pumping and refrigeration.

He also called for promotion of agricultural efficiency through use of electricity and solar home systems for farmers and their households.

Founded in 1992, UNFFE has over two million small holder farmers as members.

President Yoweri Museveni and several dignitaries are expected at the show in the course of the week.

 

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