“Fostering resilient agricultural value chains to drive agro-industrialization“
Global Refugee Initiatives (GRI) was represented at the 29th National Agricultural Show in Uganda, one of the leading agricultural exhibitions in East Africa. This event provides an excellent platform for individuals and organizations involved in agriculture to come together, exchange knowledge, and showcase their products and services.
The theme of the event, “Fostering resilient agricultural value chains to drive agro-industrialization,” underscores the importance of adopting new technologies and knowledge to overcome challenges in agricultural value chains and promote sustainable productivity. This aligns well with GRI’s mission of promoting sustainability and responsible business practices.
As Brian Gonzaga, the Livelihoods Officer from GRI, mentioned, agriculture plays a crucial role in Uganda’s economy. It contributes significantly to the country’s GDP and provides employment opportunities for a substantial portion of the population. Moreover, agriculture is essential for food security, nutrition, and income generation in the communities we operate.
Participating in events like the National Agricultural Show allows organizations like GRI to engage with farmers, cooperatives, and agro-based dealers, fostering collaboration and learning opportunities. This, in turn, can contribute to the development of more sustainable and resilient agricultural practices in Uganda and the broader East African region.