aBi Development hosted the foreign affairs committee of the Danish Parliament on March 7, 2023.
The committee, led by Lise Bech, was in Uganda to see the impact of the money that the government of Denmark has been sending to support various projects in Uganda. aBi was started in 2010 by the governments of Uganda and Denmark and has over the years led to significant changes in agriculture.
“It is very important for us to come and see this. We want to better understand the long-standing partnership between the government of Uganda and the government of Denmark,” said Bech.
The CEO of aBi development, Ibrahim Abayo, while addressing the delegation at Pristine Foods in Kireka said the support from Denmark had made considerable improvements in agriculture.
“Since 2010 aBi has supported over 300 projects with contributions of over Ugx500bn. Results include additional income generated by IPs and farmers of over Ugx900bn. In effect, for every shilling, #aBi makes a return of Ugx1.8 shillings and created about 160,000 jobs,” said Abayo.
The committee, which was in Uganda for a week, visited two of aBi Development’s implementing partners, Pristine Foods in Kireka, dealing in poultry products and Ugacof in Bweyogerere involved in value addition and export of coffee.