UIRI Hosts the 6th AFRICA AGRIBUSINESS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXPO
When UIRI participated in the 5th Africa Agribusiness International Conference and Expo (AAICE) in Senegal. Uganda was identified as the next country to host the 6th AAICE. The Uganda Industrial Research Institute used this opportunity to host the 2020 AAICE under the theme Inclusive Finance and Investment Models for Youth and Women in Agribusiness Trade in Africa.
On October 29th – 30th, 2020 the Institute supported AAIN by hosting the conference and expo both physically and virtually at the Machining Manufacturing Industrial Skilling Development Centre at the Kampala Industrial Park in Namanve.
The conference which attracted international and national level dignitaries from Uganda line Ministries, OWC, the African Union, Africa Development Bank, UN Food System Summit, as well as youth and women entrepreneurs plus business incubators across Africa including the Stanbic Business Incubator, emphasized the need for a better policy environment to boost youth and women's engagement in agribusiness.