Prof. Hatibu to address Ministers and Business Leaders on 1st Sept, 2015
The first East African Business Manufacturing Business Summit will be held on 1st and 2nd September 2015 in Kampala, Uganda under the theme “Unleashing the Manufacturing Potential of East Africa Region”. Prof. Nuhu Hatibu will attend as a guest speaker and will present at the session of ministers dialogue with business leaders on the theme “Transformation of Agro-processing & Agri-business Value Chains:Key Regional Projects to boost Value Addition Potential in East Africa”.
Kilimo Trust at 2015 AGRF in Lusaka, Zambia (29th Sept to 1st Oct, 2015)
Kilimo Trust will be participating in the 2015 African Green Revolution Forum that will be held in Lusaka, Zambia from 29th September – 1st October. Dr. Birungi Korutaro will be discussant at the break-away session on livestock being convened under the theme "The Importance of Livestock in Africa’s Agriculture Sector Development Agenda".
2nd Course on Building Sustainable Agri-business Linkages (9th – 13th Nov, 2015)
Kilimo Trust’s Kilimo Biashara Training Programme specialises in training and disseminating knowledge that Kilimo Trust and other partners have gained from the practical implementation of regional projects on food trade. The programme is designed to offer evidence based lessons and solutions to challenges facing regional trade especially in food staples in the East African Community. KBTP will offer courses in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Readmore
About Kilimo Trust
The ambition is to achieve a trade-based food security system in which all consumers including those who are in farming obtain most of the food they consume by purchasing food that is increasingly processed, stored and distributed to meet different needs and preferences.
Why is this important? Because, the very low levels of specialisation in the production of food commodities by smallholders within EAC, dominated by subsistence farming, encourage the production of food commodities in unsuitable agro-ecological zones, leading to perpetuation of hunger and poverty.