Our agricultural cooperation with Uganda can be further strengthened

By: STA Date: 2024. 03. 14. 11:00

The conclusion of an agricultural cooperation agreement can further strengthen our country’s agricultural relations with Uganda and pave the way for investors in the African country, said Minister István Nagy, who met with Bright Kanyontore Rwamirama, Minister of State responsible for animal husbandry, in Kampala on Saturday.

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At the meeting, the head of the ministry drew attention to the fact that Uganda offers serious opportunities for Hungarian agriculture and businesses. The African country’s cultivation of bananas, coffee and cocoa is at the forefront of the world, but the processing industry needs to be further developed. Due to the growing population, it is also necessary to improve the production efficiency of agriculture. This is precisely why our country is ready to share its experiences with its partner. The signing of an agricultural cooperation agreement between Hungary and Uganda can strengthen this process, he added.

István Nagy also talked about the fact that an aquaculture project had been abandoned before, which they would like to finish by all means

In addition, they want to take further steps in the field of scientific and educational cooperation, from which both countries can benefit. During the day in Kampala, the head of the ministry discussed higher education issues with the rector of Kyambogo University. The minister reminded that Hungary has already implemented successful agricultural consultant trainings with the educational institution. The trainings were effective because both Ugandan and Hungarian professionals participated in the training. The program also included the transfer of knowledge, making small family farms viable and increasing their income, supporting survival in the countryside, maintaining agro-biodiversity and reducing the effects of climate change. According to István Nagy, further emphasis should be placed on starting joint courses and PhD training, supporting student scholarships and exchanging specialists. Climate change poses increasing challenges for the world, so our country wants to learn about the experiences of African countries so that we can provide appropriate scientific and practical answers to the difficulties caused by extreme weather. Scientific collaborations can also offer a good basis for this – underlined the head of the agricultural ministry.


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