Starttidspunkt

04.03.2024

Sluttidspunkt

06.03.2024

Business delegation to Uganda

The Danish Embassy in Uganda, Access2Innovation and DAFC are pleased to invite your company to participate in this agro-business delegation to Uganda.

Why Uganda?

Uganda is one of Africa’s most stable and open countries with ambitious growth targets and an agri-business sector full of opportunities. This delegation visit will enable Danish companies to meet local key partners and potential customers, display their products and services, and gain first-hand knowledge about the Ugandan agribusiness industry and market.

Key aspects of Ugandan agribusiness:

  • The agricultural sector in Uganda accounts for a significant part of the country’s GDP and export earnings. With the agricultural sector employing approximately 70% of population, the sector plays a crucial part for the country’s economy. 
  • Uganda is very close to its target of lower-middle-income status – partly through serious reform of the agricultural sector from subsistence farming to commercial farming. The sector is now more competitive and profitable. 
  • Urbanisation is high, the middle class is growing and demand for agricultural production increasing.
  • All of the above offer great opportunities for Danish companies. The demand for high quality production and processing equipment, cold-chain facilities, packaging and storing facilities is high, and the need for quality control remains a challenge for Ugandan agricultural exports.

What is unique about this mission?

The delegates will have an opportunity to meet and explore synergies with implementing partners of the Danish development programmes and other agribusiness stakeholders in Uganda. 

Who should join? 

The delegation is open to participation from companies working within the agribusiness industry, e.g.:

  • Food technology and food solutions
  • Food processing technology
  • Agricultural materials
  • Agro-services, machinery, equipment
  • Biomass energy & solar
  • Small-scale irrigation
  • Quality control and food safety

Your benefits

  • Get to know the Ugandan market for agriculture and agro-industry technology
  • Explore possible opportunities in the Danida development programmes in Uganda as well as other Danida business instruments 
  • Meet the right stakeholders including decision makers, relevant association as well as importers, factories and manufacturers of the agro-industry
  • Participate in tailor-made site visits and visits to partners 
  • Promote your company in Uganda and expand your network 
  • Learn about best practices in the region

Programme

The below programme is preliminary and will be finalised one month before the delegation.

Sunday 3 March (Arrival)

  • Arrival, airport in Entebbe
  • Hotel check-in

Monday 4 March

  • Introduction – opening at the Embassy
  • Presentations by key actors in Ugandan agribusiness
  • Speed dating with local businesses
  • Reception at the Ambassador’s residence

Tuesday 5 March

  • Exploring synergies with Danida development programme implementing partners in agriculture and private sector development.
  • Targeted site visits tailored to the participants.

Wednesday 6 March

  • B2B meetings, including with companies identified during the speed dating. 
  • Targeted site visits tailored to the participants.
  • Departure in the evening.

Price

The total price for participation in the business delegation to Uganda is 13,950 DKK excl. flight, hotel and VAT per company for 1 representative and 5 guests at the reception. Extra representative 2,000 DKK per person.

NOTE:  The Danish company is free to have its local representatives represent your company in full during the event. On the registration form you can, if relevant, therefore add the contact information of the local participating person/company. However, only Danish companies in Denmark with a Danish CVR number can register for participation, and the invoicing will always be issued in DKK to the Danish company address.

We reserve the right to offer you participation at a different price should any of the above criteria’s change. Should this result in a higher price than quoted, you have the right to cancel your participation. Other expenses not mentioned above are at own expense including visa, flights, dine & drink and hotel.

NOTE: The price is based on 7 participating companies, who are all eligible for subsidy, and 50 percent subsidy (already granted) from the Trade Council of Denmark. 
If your company is not eligible for subsidy due to de-minimis issues (having received more than 1,5 mio. DKK in de-minimis subsidy within the past 3 years, including the present) you are binding yourself to pay the full price, meaning without the subsidy. The same conditions apply if you do not wish to receive subsidy.

Hotel and travel information

Flights and hotel are not included in the price. Upon registration, you will receive a travel suggestion.

Registration

Please register no later than 15 January 2024.

The organizers

Danish Agriculture & Food Council
Jeppe Søndergaard Pedersen, Chief Advisor
E-mail: jspe@lf.dk, tel: +45 2331 7450

Embassy of Denmark in Uganda
Ole Dahl Rasmussen, Counsellor, Team Leader Green Economy
E-mail: oleras@um.dk, tel: +256 (0) 772 254 020

Margaret Mukhaye Magera, Senior Programme Advisor
E-mail: marmag@um.dk, tel: +256 752 632 727

Access2innovation
Karin Elisabeth Lind, CEO
E-mail: kel@access2innovation.com, tel.: +45 29 68 08 83

Please be aware photography and video recording will take place during the event. The organizers may use these on various media channels. Please let us know if you do not want to be included.