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Uganda’s Harvest Money Expo for avocado farmers

Musubi farm is a private agricultural enterprise on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda’s Mayuge district. Neat rows of short avocado trees at Musubi Farm tell a story of an organised farming estate. The trees of the now-famous Hass avocado variety sitting on 160 ha are between one and two years old.

Hass avocado farming is worth investing in for those who take farming as a business. It is less risky, low-cost in terms of input, low maintenance and has a ready market worldwide. The expansive farm has now come on board as one of the sponsors of the Harvest Money Expo. The expo at Mandela National, Stadium Namboole will run from February 14-16. Each participant will pay sh10,000 for touring the stalls per day and sh20,000 to attend training sessions each day.

“We are participating in the expo because we believe agro-processing is the engine that will drive this country to the middle-income status,” says Baker Ssengendo, the marketing and communications director for Musubi Farm.

Ssengendo said farmers who come for the expo should expect a well-detailed analysis of the complete value chain process and all that it takes to effectively manage a successful orchard.

“The farm sits on 1,000 ha of which 160 ha acres are under Hass avocado and employs 850 people,” Mustapha Bett, the director says about Musubi farm. The farm was started in 2011, growing sugarcane, mangoes and macadamia. However, in 2018, Hass avocado was introduced.

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