KAMPALA, (Xinhua) --
Chinese companies are among over 200
firms attending Uganda’s biggest farmers’ event, the
Harvest Money Expo, that started in Kampala on Friday.
editor at The New Vision, a government-run newspaper
that organized the second edition of the expo, told
Xinhua the event this year focuses on irrigation because
of changing weather patterns.
exhibitors at the expo included Hangzhou Agrochemicals
and China Huangpai Food Machines (U) Ltd.
Kyalema, sales executive of Hangzhou Agrochemicals (U)
Ltd., told Xinhua the firm’s markets have grown
extensively in Uganda in the last 10 years.
around Uganda find the firm’s products affordable and
effective, Kyalema said.
excellent agrochemicals for rice growing, fruit and
vegetable growing, maize growing and coffee growing,
which are all made in China,” he added.
Company Ltd. is also an exhibitor at the expo. Its
marketing director, Jimmy Ochaya, said Talian is the
sole agent of Shandong Xingfeng Flour Machinery Co. Ltd.
receiving very positive feedback from the people who
need machinery from China, not only from Uganda, but
also from Kenya and Rwanda,” he said.
Xingfeng deals in flour milling machinery for maize,
wheat, cassava and rice.
Dutch companies are also present at the expo. They are
mainly involved in dairy, horticulture, seeds, and
agricultural machinery sectors.
attracted several thousand people, including Fred Otai,
who travelled from Soroti, about 300 km away from the
“This is a
very great idea by the New Vision,” Otai said. “I will
find a lot of information in agriculture in one place
and also be able to visit many exhibiting stalls.”
is a backbone of Uganda’s economy, employing almost 80
percent of the population, who are largely smallholder
farmers using rudimentary methods.