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Agribusiness Congress East Africa


Agribusiness Congress East Africa was launched in 2014 in Dar es Salaam, hosted by Agriculture Council of Tanzania (ACT) with the official support from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania.  After the 3 successful editions of the Agribusiness Congress East Africa in Dar es Salaam, the 4th annual Agribusiness Congress East Africa moves to a new host nation, Uganda.

Event Type:
Nov. 29-30, 2016
Serena Hotel
Kampala , Uganda

Why Uganda?

  • Market Access through treaties and agreements: Uganda is part of the Free Trade Area of EAC, COMESA and SADC.
  • Uganda is a signatory to major international investment and business protocols.
  • Totally liberalised foreign exchange regime
  • Uganda has a population of 35 million people with a growing middle-income class with reasonable expendable income.

Opportunities for agribusiness investment exist in but not limited to:

  • Commercial farming in both crops and animal industries, as well as aquaculture;
  • Value addition (Agro-industries -Agro-food industries;
  • Manufacturing of inputs (fertilisers, pesticides etc);
  • Cold storage facilities and logistics;
  • Farm Machinery manufacturing and assembly;
  • Packaging;
  • Irrigation schemes

Uganda has been zoned into specific production areas and in order to ease logistics and supply of Agricultural products / source of raw materials, all these areas are well linked to a good national road grid network.

The 4th annual Agribusiness Congress East Africa hosted by that The Grain Council of Uganda (TGCU) with the official support from Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries of the Republic of Uganda and the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA). 

What’s new?
This year the Congress aims to put strategy into action.  The 4th annual Agribusiness Congress East Africa brings together regional and international stakeholders, investors and suppliers from the agri-value chain to Uganda to set strategic plans for action within the next 12-months.  Unlocking strategic plans for progressive action to enhance commercial actives enable commodity trade, development and provide market accessibilities in the East African agricultural corridors.

Event at a glance:

  • 8 Regional conference sessions throughout 2-days
  • 6 Industry focused roundtable discussions
  • Networking lunches and refreshment breaks
  • Indoor & outdoor product showcase
  • Welcome networking drinks reception

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