Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi) has entered into a Shs98m partnership with Vision Group to promote agriculture through the Harvest Money platform and 2020 Harvest Money Expo.
The 2020 Harvest Money Expo and pull out will enable key actors in agribusiness to share experiences, perspectives, challenges and expectations, which will ultimately lead to harnessing of the existing opportunities within this sector. In addition, it will facilitate transfer of new technology within the sector and endorse agriculture as a viable alternative livelihood in Uganda. This is in line with aBi’s vision of ensuring a competitive, profitable and sustainable agriculture and agribusiness sector for equitable wealth creation in Uganda.
During the agreement signing ceremony, that was held at Vision Group headquarters on 17th December 2019, aBi and Vision Group were represented by their Chief Executive Officers Josephine Mukumbya, and Robert Kabushenga.
“We are happy to be associated with the New Vision now for the second year running. We were impressed by what we able to cover in the first partnership,” Mukumbya said.
She revealed that the partnership is aimed at promoting the agriculture sector as a source of income and economic growth through advocacy, exposure, training, exhibition and knowledge sharing. Read Mukumbya’s full speech on this link: Speech by aBi Group CEO
Kabushenga hailed the partnership and observed that it will promote agriculture, help farmers get exposed to better farming practices and get inspired by the stories published in the harvest money weekly pull out.
“We are really grateful to aBi for coming on board with this huge investment. And you being the first partners we are officially announcing that the 2020 Harvest money expo is on,” Kabushenga said.
Under the partnership, Vision Group will run a series of stories of successful farmers supported by aBi, in addition to conducting the Expo.