Makerere University College of Natural Sciences through the NutriFish Project participated in the Harvest Money Expo held on 18th-20th March 2022 at Kololo Independence Grounds, Kampala. The annual event is an initiative by Vision Group in Kampala, organized with support from the Netherlands Embassy and other partners. The theme of the Harvest Money Expo was, ‘Farming as a Business’.
The expo aims at giving farmers the best agronomical practices and value addition tips throughout the production value chains of the different enterprises, as well as equipping farmers with knowledge on their areas of interest. The expo attended by thousands of agriculture enthusiasts from all over the country presented farmers a platform to showcase their innovations and new farming opportunities but also to learn from other exhibitors.
It also presented exhibitors an opportunity to meet potential partners and clients. Supported by the International Research Development Centre (IDRC) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) through their joint programme, Cultivate Africa’s Future Fund (CultiAF), NutriFish aims to increase availability, accessibility and consumption of underutilized small fishes and Nile perch by-products for sustainable food, nutrition security and better livelihoods of vulnerable groups in Uganda. The NutriFish project is implemented in Uganda by the Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences –
Makerere University in partnership with the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI), National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), NUTREAL Limited and McGill University, Canada.