Farming the future

Agricultural mission to Uganda

7th - 13th of February 2023

Mission background

Opportunities for Dutch companies active in: agriculture, aquaculture, poultry, dairy and the production/sale of agricultural machinery, among others.

In Uganda, more than 70% of households depend on agriculture. The agricultural sector in Uganda and in the rest of East Africa is growing rapidly. This has increased the demand for technology and knowledge significantly, especially regarding potatoes, dairy, fish farming, poultry and feed. 

A scan of Uganda's agribusiness was conducted in 2022: The Agribusiness Market Scan. In addition roadmaps have been developed that provide more indepth coverage of different subsectors (aquaculture, potato and poultry).

The study showed that within these sectors there are opportunities for growth in Uganda; but also that in recent years opportunities have arisen for Dutch entrepreneurs active in the above fields. Ugandan companies and farmers are looking for knowledge, materials and new systems to increase efficiency in order to continue the existing growth of their sectors. 

On the 10th, 11th and 12th of February 2023, the Harvest Money Expo will take place in Kampala, Uganda. It will be the 6th edition of this successful event. Harvest Money Expo attracts more than 20,000 visitors each year and attracts a lot of media attention. The expo brings together organizations from the international agricultural sector, with the aim of initiating new collaborations to further develop Ugandan sectors. Through the button below you can download the Agribusiness Market Scan containing the challenges and opportunities for the main topics : agriculture, aquaculture, poultry & pig farming.

Why should you participate?

What can you expect?

This mission provides the opportunity to:

Target audience

Who should join this mission?

The trade mission is available for

About the Mission and the Harvest Money Expo

Netherlands Village

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Dutch embassy are organizing the 'Netherlands Village' at the expo. This is where we show what the Netherlands has to offer in terms of food security, sector development and agribusiness. 

As a participant in this trade mission, you will receive:

Company visits

Before the Expo starts, RVO will organize farm visits to farmers and businesses around Kampala on February 8 and 9. These are based on your intake profile.

Participation in this mission offers you a great opportunity to do business and expand your network in Uganda.

Participation

Costs & registration

Participation in this trade mission costs €500 excluding VAT per company (maximum 2 participants per company). The deadline for registration is December 16, 2022. Participation is on a first come, first served basis. A maximum of 16 companies may participate. The official language is English.

Participating companies must fit within the scope and focus of this trade mission. Registration and the automatic confirmation of receipt thereof, does therefore not mean that you have been admitted to this trade mission. Only after the application deadline will you receive a final confirmation of your participation from the RVO project leader. 

Costs include participation in the collective program components, collective local transportation and local support from the organization. Travel and accommodation expenses are at your own expense. RVO is not liable for any cancellation fees.

Interested?

Or curious about the preliminary program? Enter your contact information below and we will contact you soon to tell you more about the mission.  Your contact details are for a one-time use only. 

Contact us

Want to know more?

Jeroen van Baren

Project Manager

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