Uganda: Naro Licenses Extra Seed Firms to Enhance Seed Exports

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The Nationwide Agricultural Analysis Group (NARO) has made a transfer to license extra 10 seed firms to spice up the provision and export of seeds each regionally and internationally.

This brings the overall variety of licensed seed firms to 23. Among the many new seed firms on board embody Selection Seed Firm, Century Seed Firm and Equator Seed Firm amongst others.

The Director Common of NARO, Dr Yona Baguma, emphasised the businesses have duties to make sure the seeds provided of their manufacturers are of high quality.

“We ought to be to ship amount and high quality seeds to the farmers in a bid to serve humanity and consequently guarantee they provide high quality seeds to farmers at nationwide and regional ranges,” Baguma mentioned.

He appealed to seed firm administrators to put money into good infrastructures and expert individuals who perceive the dynamics of seed varieties.

“Spend money on methods and values to maneuver ahead and promise the nation high quality. Let’s additionally fulfill nationwide market and internationally for correct tapping ,enlargement of the market whereas contributing to the nationwide GDP,” Baguma mentioned.

“Have long run marketing strategy to faucet in higher markets alongside areas. Suppose past nationwide boarders, and develop a mechanism of availing suggestions to NARO. The license given to your seed firms meet worldwide requirements, and have a transparent structural framework with no room for error.”

The Deputy Director Common in command of Agriculture Know-how Promotion at NARO, Dr Sadiq Kassim, mentioned lately there was enhance in maize export particularly maize grain.

“This has been as a result of this seed export firms the place we’re ready good quantities of high quality and licensed seeds for hybrid varieties functions, open pollinated maize and this has been replicated in all different crop varieties and we’re very grateful for this transfer,” Kassim mentioned.

Golden Bull Uganda Ltd operations supervisor, Swamy Babu informed Nile Put up that the seed trade could be very younger and argued the federal government of Uganda via Parliament ought to put a fund in Uganda improvement financial institution for the non-public sector to help them by way of importing equipment, infrastructure, amongst others


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