Wenceslaus Sseguya, a staff member of VAI won a Common Wealth scholarship to pursue a Masters in Global Public Health Nutrition, which he is undertaking at the University of Westminster. VAI will benefit a great deal from the skills and experience that such a course is due to empower one of our staff. We look forward to a mix of continued innovations in our R&D whose outcomes we envisage to continuously contribute to the nutrition betterment of the great populace we serve during this UN-declared decade of Nutrition (2016-2025). The continuous professional development of our staff ensures continued innovations and quality in our production and services to cope with the ever-changing tastes, lifestyles and preferences of our clientele in this dynamic era. The VAI team therefore wishes Mr. Wenceslaus Sseguya the best of this academic pursuit and great thanks to the Common Wealth
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