Enhancing the capacity of Uganda’s fruit and vegetable sector to comply with phytosanitary requirements
Uganda’s rural agriculture sector is the main driver for the country’s economy and a major employer – exporting fresh fruits and vegetables (FFVs) supports both rural employment and economic development. However, challenges faced by managing pests and diseases are causing Uganda to face export rejections. This project will help Uganda to comply with EU phytosanitary requirements and improve market access to high-end and regional markets.
CABI shares expertise in partnership to help Uganda’s fruits and vegetables industry access European markets
CABI is working in partnership to help the Government of Uganda build greater capacity for its fresh fruits and vegetables (FFVs) industry to comply with phytosanitary requirements needed to access more profitable markets across Europe and regional markets.The US$ 882,726 project, co-funded by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda, is supporting the Department of Crop Inspection and Certification in the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Uganda, to manage crop pests responsible for FFVs rejections as well as put measures to meet EU SPS export requirements.