President Museveni calls on the UK to import more fruits and vegetables from Uganda

President Yoweri Museveni has urged Britain to take advantage of Uganda’s rich agricultural potential and import more from Uganda, citing Uganda’s high-quality fertile soils and a favorable climate for growing fruits and vegetables and a range of tropical fruits. The produce could be sold to Uganda’s domestic market, to its East African neighbors, to the UK, and to third-party markets such as China, the US, and Russia.

The UK is currently going through a shortage of some fruits and vegetables, and this has prompted rationing at most major supermarkets. Reports there indicate that the shortages could last until May because the UK main growers were not harvesting tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants at this time of year, as is usually the case, due to the high energy costs. Museveni said shortages in Britain could have been at least partially avoided if better trade links had been established between the UK and Uganda for fresh produce.


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