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Feb 26, 2014

„Growth for Uganda” project: Starting signal for the operation of the mobile training centre at Entebbe

With the official handover of the mobile training centre to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries and to Sasakawa Africa Association-SG 2000 Uganda, K+S KALI GmbH and the non-governmental organisation Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) will start practical work in their joint “Growth for Uganda” project.

 

On 4th of February Johann Peter Bauza, head of the “Growth for Uganda” project, K+S KALI GmbH, assigned the mobile training centre with a soil laboratory on board to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and to Sasakawa Africa Association-Global 2000 Uganda in presence of Hon. Tress Bucanayandi (Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, MAAIF); Okasai Opolot (Director Crop resources at MAAIF), Samuel Ssemanda (Director, Planning at MAAIF), Joachim Düster (Deputy Head of Mission German Embassy in Uganda), Dr. Roselline Nyamutale (Country Director, Sasakawa Global 2000 Uganda), and Emmanuel Kayaayo (Deputy Country Director, Sasakawa Global 2000 Uganda).

SAA is implementing the Growth for Uganda project in Dokolo and Apac Districts of Northern Uganda with support of K+S KALI GmbH. The objective of the project is to increase agricultural productivity by promoting improved production technologies such as the use of plant nutrients and quality seed.

 

In this context a site-specific fertilizer recommendation based on soil analysis is an important tool to promote sustainable agriculture. The soil laboratory is capable of accurately measuring the most important nutrients in the soil. When air dried samples are submitted it takes about an hour to get the results.

 

The mobile training center will start its work a few days after the handover ceremony focusing on areas that cannot benefit from counseling services so far. In its various tasks the project partners focus on training the farmers with special emphasis on women farmers, who do most of the work in agricultural production.

About the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA)

The Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) is an international agricultural development non-governmental organisation registered in Geneva / Switzerland. It was co-founded in 1986 by Japanese philanthropist Ryoichi Sasakawa, Nobel Laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug, and former US President Jimmy Carter. The SAA cooperates with the Carter Center’s Global 2000 Program for the development of agricultural projects in 14 sub-Saharan countries. The SAA is currently focusing its resources on the African countries of Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mali and Uganda. Along with national partners, the SAA projects provide support to smallholder farmers by encouraging the adoption of higher-yielding varieties and enhanced production practices.

 

More information about the SAA at www.saa-safe.org

Find out more about the “Growth for Uganda” project

Growth for Uganda

“Growth for Uganda”: K+S KALI GmbH is committed to food security in Uganda (19.09.2013)

“Growth for Uganda” – K+S KALI GmbH launches Aid Project in Africa (29.04.2013)

 

IAPN in Dialog: Transfer of knowledge for smallholders in Uganda (25.09.2013) 

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