Forget NAADS and bring the peoples cooperatives back to grantee quality and access to inputs: funding, warehouses and processing machines.
Uganda can become a net ecological food export to four continents. Here is the deal.
1. Total Urbanisation of Uganda with cooperative food stores for food stuffs produced in Uganda.
2. Uganda Government getting involved in food export through European franchises (super markets and distributors).
Uganda and East African countries will have to seek out European big supermarkets and beg them, to allow East African food items to have special shelves in their supermarket chains.
If they agree – then there will be no need to spend money on marketing, creating distribution and supply chains.
The state of Uganda should then set up or buy warehouses in New York; Brussels alternatively Frankfurt; Stockholm, Dubia and Mpigi.
a. New York can supply the rest of North America and Canada.
b. Brussels or Frankfurt is ideal to supply the rest of mainland Europe.
c. Stockholm is well suited to supply Nordic countries, Russia and Baltic countries.
d. Dubia will supply Middle Eastern Countries and Asia.
Mpigi warehouse is a collecting centre in Uganda before dispatch to the world.
All the above cities are well connected to Entebbe with daily flights lest Uganda fails to secure cargo planes – Uganda Airlines – Cargo.
Uganda then should buy 3 cargo Hercules C-130 /Antonov AN-124 planes (for passengers and cargo)and set up 4 distribution centers in North America, the Middle East , Europe Main land and Nordic Countries. Tokyo can be added on the list
I do not know about the logistics of such huge planes landing in Europe on a regular basis from Africa.
Mukwano, Maganjo, Jessa, Uganda Diary Corporation, Britania, Riham which are typically and wholly Ugandan should be given incentives and called upon to work with the government, Norway government, which is already on ground in meat processing, and other European regulatory food inspection to see if these entities, can work together to export selected fresh food stuffs and packed food items to these warehouses for distribution to respective geographical regions.
Southern Sudan will be ideal to work with Uganda in establishing commercial farms extending into Northern Uganda on specific and selected products on demand in Europe and the Middle East. Remember Europe wants ecologically produced food items.
Makerere, Busitema, NARO food science technologist must be involved in all sections of the project.
Uganda food exporters would also benefit from this arrangement that might take Kenya by storm if well thought out and implemented in 8 month.
The University agricultural programs must change with every student working with five rural farmers right from his or her first year to the last.
All people involved in agriculture as it is in Denmark and Sweden must undergo basic agricultural training – certificate or diploma.