Uganda to Export Meat to EU

UGANDA - Uganda has partnered with the Norwegian government to develop the country's staggering meat industry.
calendar icon 11 December 2007
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Nortura BA, a Norwegian meat- company, is assisting Ugandan meat dealers to develop the industry with the hope of exporting to the European Union and the Middle East by 2011.

"We assessed the import of beef from a Least Developed Country decided to concentrate on Uganda," Mr Gunnar Dalen, the Chairman Board of Directors Nortura BA, said.

"We have made this long-time commitment to the programme, what we want is to challenge you all to join the effort and take part in financial resources to make this programme a success," he said.

Studies

A study done by the company in partnership with Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has revealed that the country has a great potential to produce meat for the export market.

The study report titled: 'Developing an export-oriented meat industry in Uganda' released at a donor's Conference on December 7, found out that Uganda's strategic location, fertility, plus the presence of many lakes and rivers, and its climate has favoured the good livestock production.

The Minister of State for Animal Industry and Fisheries, Mr Bright Rwamirama, while presenting the report in Kampala, said: "An export-oriented meat industry is expected to contribute to the national goals of reducing poverty, utilise Uganda's national resources sustainably."

Source: AllAfrica.com
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