By Isa Aligaweesa
A Danish food and agriculture delegation arrived in Uganda last week to follow up on business to business opportunities with like-minded business entities and farmers in the country.
The visit is organised by the Danish Trade Council and the team will stay in the country for three days.
While in the country, the Danish delegates will explore development cooperation that is relevant to their businesses in the agriculture sector, understand the dynamics of the agricultural sector as a business in Uganda and visit farmers and big agricultural firms in Uganda.
The five companies visiting include; SKOV, a world leader in climate and farm management for animal production found in more than 50 countries; FOSS Analytics A/D a leading global provider of analytics for the food and agriculture industries whose analytics help optimize the use of food and agricultural resources and ROBCO that manufactures equipment and accessories for the production of twine, ropes and sacks.
Others are HOS Agronomy, which provides advisory in agriculture and farm management and Engsko, the manufacturers of high quality millstones and tailor made milling systems and equipment spanning decades of experience with grain handling and flour milling.
“We organise these visits regularly for Ugandans in the agriculture and food sector to get to know some of the leading companies in the world that are based in Denmark, that add value to the food chain. It is also an opportunity for these companies to create synergies with local companies in order to grow business and market for their technologies,” said the Danish Ambassador, Nicolaj A. Hejberg Petersen, who is hosting the visit.
The delegation will meet President Museveni to discuss food technologies and value addition for economic growth of the country.
A similar event was hosted in Uganda between October 29th and 31st 2019.