Uganda to scale up Hass avocado production

Hass Avocado

Uganda is planning to scale up the farming of Hass avocado.

Dr Hillary Agaba, the Director of Research at the National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NaFORRI), says Uganda aims to produce a million avocado seedlings over the next 12 months, which will be given out to farmers at a subsidized fee of UShs 5,000.

“We are also setting up a 10-acre-avocado model farm to act as a gene bank for about 11 varieties of avocado,” he says.

Vincent Ssempijja, the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, launched a nationwide avocado-growing campaign last year with the aim was to tap into the high demand in the export market.

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