Last week as part of the U.S. Embassy’s Young Agripreneur Program, ten up-and-coming farmers improved their knowledge and skills in agribusiness through an immersive program at the model farm of Dr. Emma Naluyima. While on the farm, the participants learned how to create business plans, manage their finances, add value to and market their products, and much more.
During the program, the participants also attended a training at the Uganda Industrial Research Institute and visited a financial institution to learn about opportunities in agricultural finance. With further support available from the public and private sectors, these young Ugandans are now ready to take their agribusinesses to the next level.
While it is estimated that 72 percent of Uganda’s workforce is already involved in agriculture, the country’s fertile soils have the potential to feed over 200 million people. By connecting young farmers with established Ugandan agripreneurs, the U.S. Embassy is helping to create economic opportunities for more Ugandan youth.