The Ugandan parliamentary Agriculture Committee wants the government to promote Hass avocado growing countrywide. The Hass avocado is one of the most trending fruit at the moment, with demand stretching from Europe, China, the United States and Middle East.
The avocado is nutritious and costs up to Shillings 10,000 per avocado (€2.40) on the US Market. The Agriculture Committee recently toured Musubi farm in Mayuge district to learn best practices in Avocado farming.
Now, the Committee Chaired by Janet Okori-moe has recommended that Hass avocado seedlings be part of the inputs supplied by National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) to farmers. Okori-moe says Hass avocado farming is a worthy investment for commercial farmers, which should be promoted countrywide.
She says Uganda should be part of the avocado growing and exporting countries. Kenya is currently the largest exporter of Hass avocado in Africa whereby it gets up to US$ 100 million in foreign exchange.