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Danes explore business opportunites in Uganda

A delegation from the Danish department of Food and Agriculture has been touring Uganda to follow up on business opportunities.

The three-day visit, organised by the Danish Trade Council, sought to get a picture of how agriculture in the African state worked.

It met with farmers and large agriculture concerns while in Uganda to discuss cooperation in the future.

Danish Ambassador Nicolaj A Hejberg Petersen said: “We organise these visits regularly for Ugandans in the agriculture and food sector to get to know some of the leading companies in the world that are based in Denmark, that add value to the food chain.

“It is also an opportunity for these companies to create synergies with local companies in order to grow business and market for their technologies.”

The delegation also visited Uganda’s Head of State for talks on agriculture and food technologies.

According to the United Nations Comtrade database on international trade, Uganda’s biggest exports to Denmark

last year were oil seed, oleagic, fruits, grain, seeds, coffee, tea, spices, fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic in-vertebrates.

The ambassador added: “Our goal is to promote increased trade between Uganda and Denmark, especially in agricultural value chain where Danish companies sign partnership agreements with local companies to improve production and quality.”

He pledged his government’s support in providing information to potential Danish investors about Uganda so that trade between the two countries grows stronger.

Uganda’s exports to Denmark were worth $978,000 in 2020, while it imported agricultural and poultry-keeping mach-inery from the Danes worth $12,000.

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