Contribute to the building of a vaible apiary value chain in Uganda

The slow rate of agricultural development in Africa can largely be blamed on lack of functional relationships between technology/innovation generation centers (sources), local farming communities, financial institutions and markets. The result has been low penetration of promising innovations/technologies thus, low adoption levels, low production and limited or no access to markets and financial services by farmers. In general, most of the innovation/technologies developed have not been extensively out-scaled some of which are not even packaged in user friendly formats. Therefore, FOSAA intends to establish and manage innovation/technology incubation centers in collaboration with knowledge institutions (Universities/ colleges; research institutions), farmer groups and the private sector as a mechanism for enhancing bee farming intensification. In addition, FOSSA will liaise with other stakeholders (insurers) to reduce agricultural production and price risks caused by climatic changes and market distortions, respectively. Further, these incubation centers will also act as agribusiness training/resource centers where a multi-structured programme that includes farm enterprise selection, resource mobilisation and utilisation, routine market assessment and business negotiation skills, record keeping and financial management, risk prediction and management, value addition, carbon foot- printing and team building will be managed. The farming community will have free access to internet, computer training and digital agricultural/other inforamtion on request. Please make your contribution to day and help empower our bee farmers.

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