Ugandan government supports large scale avocado production

The Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries [MAAIF] intends to partner with growers across the country in order to reach large-scale avocado production. This was stated last Thursday by Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, Minister for the MAAIF during a visit to the Masubi Farm at Masubi Village (in the Mayuge District).

Ssempijja said avocado growing is one of the areas where MAAIF will pump its resources as a strategy to enhance its production. In a meeting attended by farmers. Commissioners and Directors from MAAIF, the Minister informed the audience that there is a huge market for avocado in Europe and other parts of the World like United Arab

He added that consultative meetings have been on, between MAAIF technical team and avocado farmers Emirates and Asia. "MAAIF horticulture team found out that Musubi Farm could be used as a model nucleus farm in our struggle to enhance avocado production in the Country. that is why we are here today."

Masubi Farm is a Hass Avocado value chain development project. It was tasked by MAAIF to take a lead role in rolling out this grand development plan by developing 2500 acres of the avocado fruit in Mayuge District.  MAAIF Plan to support the growing of Hass avocado, a very good yielding species which can produce about 250 fruits in a single year of harvest and it can last about 50 years.

Source: chimpreports.com


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