Agro-tourism involves any agriculturally based operation or activity that brings visitors to a farm or home as in a day’s stay or full board for days or weeks.
Uganda is an agricultural country with 80% of our population directly depending on the agricultural sector for their living. It employs more than 70% of the total labour force of Uganda.
These are mostly small scale enterprises organically operating all over Uganda . Many of these somehow get support from the diaspora or supplement what the Ugandans in the diaspora send to support their loved ones.
Many tourists want a change and to experience the country side, see new and different things, taste different foods, participate in various activities all of which Uganda has to offered by Uganda’s pleasant weather conditions.
Finally Agro-tourism is a type of industry which can be done anywhere in Uganda, be participatory, inclusive, needs very little additional investment and is therefore ready to be harvested .”
Join Hon. Victoria Sekitoleko as she talks about this and other opportunities at the 7th annual Business Breakfast and Gala at Kampala Serena hotel.
About Hon. Victoria Sekitoleko — She is currently Chairperson of the governing board of Uganda Agribusiness Alliance and Founder and Managing Director of the Uganda Culture Community Centre through which she promotes reading by establishing and supporting both urban and rural community libraries.
Previously she worked as Director of the Food and Agricultural Organization (UN-FAO) representative to China, Mongolia and DPR Korea; FAO representative to Ethiopia for the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community for Africa (ECA); FAO Sub Regional representative to Eastern and Southern Africa in Zimbabwe;
She was Member of Parliament (MP) and Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in Uganda; MP and Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Uganda; Previously she was a Senior Agriculture Banking Officer at Uganda Development Bank.
Hon. Sekitoleko is a Rotarian and Charter President of the Rotary Club of Kampala Impala.