The Uganda Agribusiness Alliance, (UAA) is a multi-stakeholder partnership & membership organisation devoted to private sector agribusiness development, most especially through the value chain development approach, in Uganda. It is the apex body for the Agri-Allied Private Sector made up of corporate bodies, agribusiness associations and other institutions that support agricultural enterprise growth in Uganda. Since its inception, UAA has continuously engaged the private sector and agribusiness stakeholders to identify ways and means through which the involvement of the private sector in the National Agricultural Investment Plan can be expanded, and through advocacy, make more effective contributions to agricultural development in Uganda.
UAA is concerned with the current state of food security and agriculture in the country, most especially in light of the drought situation and now the onslaught of both the army warm and fall worm, to mention but a few of the crises, all of which pose a major threat to the food and nutritional security of our country and by extension to our sovereignty.
Therefore, as part of our advocacy work, we have commenced a series of public engagements to explore the role of science and technology, with special regard to local/domestic innovations available, in addressing the multitude of the aforementioned problems facing Ugandan agriculture, as well as the challenges posed by the uptake of potential viable solutions.
The first of these events, was held on Wednesday 15th March 2017, at the UAA offices in Bukoto and the purpose of this email is to invite you to attend a public dialogue, to be held on Wednesday 29th March 2017 at the College of Agricultural Sciences, Makerere University, starting at 14:00hrs. The overarching aim is to foster public debate and sensitisation on The National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill 2012.
I hope this is agreeable with you and I look forward to seeing you.
Victoria Sekitoleko | Chairperson
Uganda Agribusiness Alliance
Victoria House, Bukoto P. O. Box 12036, Kampala, Uganda