twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

Uganda aims to boost trade in meat and dairy

Uganda wants to curb its borrowing and boost exports in sectors such as meat and dairy, as the country lifts restrictions due to COVID-19, said President Yoweri Museveni and government officials

Uganda dairy 31 JanThe president wants to expand the country's meat and dairy trade. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Uganda's trade push follows several years of reduced Chinese lending to the continent and as programmes designed to offer relief to indebted countries as they recover from COVID 19-induced slumps start to expire.

“In my opinion, Uganda can do much better without borrowing. Especially borrowing for ... budget support, balance of payments support,” Museveni added, while speaking to Reuters. The president said he wanted to expand the country's meat, leather and dairy trade and add value to other agricultural exports such coffee, which has long been one of Uganda's main foreign exchange earners.

“We don't import milk or beef. We have now built a leather industry for shoes," Museveni said.

In 2009, Uganda produced nearly 700 million litres of milk and there was only one other major dairy company apart from the state-owned Dairy Corporation.

Now, thanks to improved feed, training and investment in 14 private dairy companies, the country has produced 2.81 billion litres last year, stated the Ugandan Dairy Development Authority.

Museveni wants to expand regional trade, but many barriers remain despite there being a free trade agreement in the region. Uganda used to sell lots of milk to neighbour Kenya, but the latter restricted sales in 2019 and Uganda's milk exports are now 50% of what they used to be before the curbs.


LATEST NEWS IN Cattle

Intracare launches the world’s most eco-friendly hoof bandage

Intracare launches the world’s most eco-…

Intracare, developer and supplier of products for veterinary health and nutrition, has come up with the world’s most eco-friendly hoof bandage, which will be available worldwide

Nutreco receives grant to provide sustainable feed solutions for small-scale producers

Nutreco receives grant to provide sustai…

Nutreco, a global animal nutrition leader, has received a US$4.8mn grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the implementation of localised, sustainable complete feed production in sub-Saharan...

Volatility: challenges in animal feeding

Volatility: challenges in animal feeding

As price volatility propels the use of alternative feed ingredients, Adisseo's team discusses how the quality of diets and the performance of animals can be maintained in such situations

Tackling transboundary animal diseases in Zimbabwe

Tackling transboundary animal diseases i…

To curb high impact transboundary animal diseases in Zimbabwe, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development launched the animal health...

Nuclear techniques help Zambia ensure safety in animal food products

Nuclear techniques help Zambia ensure sa…

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) are working with Zambian experts to address drug resistant microbes as well as food contamination in meat...

Evonik publishes first edition of animal diet

Evonik publishes first edition of animal…

Evonik, a German-based specialty chemicals company has published the first edition of the MetAMINO ATLAS displaying the results of 15 performance trials investigating the relative bioavailability of supplementary methionine sources...

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Cattle

Next decade to see tech-driven disruptions in food and agriculture

Next decade to see tech-driven disruptio…

Modern foods will be far more efficient than animal-derived products: up to 100 times more land-efficient, 10-25 times more feedstock-efficient, 20 times more time-efficient and 10 times more water-efficient than...

Europe's insect breeding facility gets WEDA's feeding system

Europe's insect breeding facility gets W…

WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp GmbH is supplying the complete insect feeding system for the Polish feed producer HiProMine  

Zimbabwe launches ‘cattle bank’ scheme

Zimbabwe launches ‘cattle bank’ scheme

Zimbabwe’s TN Bank has announced it has begun accepting cattle as collateral for cash loans

Kenyan Dairy Board pushes SACCO model

Kenyan Dairy Board pushes SACCO model

The Kenyan Dairy Board is pushing a savings and credit cooperative organisation (SACCO) model among milk traders to streamline and transform the sector

Namibia first African country to export beef to the US

Namibia first African country to export …

A final ruling from the US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has approved the importation of boneless meat and other beef products from Namibia, making the country the first...

Governments meet to discuss the sustainable future of livestock in Africa

Governments meet to discuss the sustaina…

Government ministers and representatives from Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United...

Namibia sees a rise in cattle export

Namibia sees a rise in cattle export

A total of 315,198 cattle were exported from Namibia in 2017, as compared to 164 220 in 2016, said Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun, board chairperson of Meatco

Lato Milk to export to Ethiopia, South Sudan and Malawi

Lato Milk to export to Ethiopia, South S…

Pearl Dairy Farms Limited (PDFL), the manufacturers of Lato Milk products, are now exporting their product portfolio to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Sudan underpinned by the Africa Continental Free Trade...

Supporting animal and public health with veterinary vaccination

Supporting animal and public health with…

On the World Animal Vaccination Day on 20 April, NOAH chair Jamie Brannan highlighted the benefits of vaccination to support the health and welfare of the nation’s farmed and companion...

Nutreco receives grant to provide sustainable feed solutions for small-scale producers

Nutreco receives grant to provide sustai…

Nutreco, a global animal nutrition leader, has received a US$4.8mn grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the implementation of localised, sustainable complete feed production in sub-Saharan...

Kukula Fund 1 acquires More Beef stake

Kukula Fund 1 acquires More Beef stake

Kukula Fund 1 has announced that it has acquired 10 per cent shareholding in More Beef Limited, one of Zambia's fastest-growing agribusinesses

Kenyan farmers urged to adopt scientific methods to improve livestock yields

Kenyan farmers urged to adopt scientific…

Livestock experts have encouraged Kenyan farmers to implement scientific methods in the management of animal breeding in the country to improve animal health and production

Prev Next