On 7 December, Rt. Hon.Gen (Rtd) Moses Ali, First Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda, solemnly laid the foundation for the first Food & Energy Training Center in Uganda.
Before the laying of the foundation stone, Rt. Hon. Gen. (Rtd.) Moses Ali visited the Food & Energy Training Center at the North-West University in Potchefstroom in South Africa to see with his own eyes. The Minister of Agriculture and the Minister of Energy of Uganda already visited in November 2019 and reported to the Prime Minister. The delegation consisted of the family members of Hon Gen (Rt) Moses Ali and Prince Kimbugwe.
SUNfarming will realize the first trainings under the Train-The-Trainer principle, where the local trainers will be responsible to organize and continue with further trainings under the supervision of SUNfarming.
With Food & Energy, SUNfarming will establish a platform to develop several activities, where research is very important as the PV modules create a special environment under them that may not be suitable for some crops. Therefore, the main purpose of the research activities is to determine the most suitable crop for the local Food & Energy system and, in general, how to optimize agricultural production without compromising electricity production. Students that are carrying out their thesis or research groups can use the Food & Energy systems for experimentation and local professors would lead the research activities.