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WB gives Uganda $150m for agric ICTs

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The World Bank through the Korea Exim Bank has given Uganda about $150 million to facilitate the development of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for the Ministry of Agriculture and farmers.A team of experts from Korea are currently in Uganda to share their expertise and knowledge on the application of ICT in the transformation of the agriculture sector in Uganda.

Speaking at the opening of the Uganda-Korea-World Bank Joint Agriculture Development workshop on Extension System and ICT in Agriculture in Kampala on Friday, Senior Specialist- World Bank- Uganda Country Office Joseph Oryokot, said the three-way partnership that involves the Ugandan government, Korea and World Bank will pull concerted effort to promote agriculture and ICT for the development of the country.

He said that agriculture being the biggest sector for Uganda’s economy has to be promoted widely as the only way that will pull people out of poverty.

Uganda’s State Minister for Animal Industry Joy Kabatsi, noted that investing in agriculture and ICT will facilitate the development of extension services, value chain systems, production and marketing which will eventually boost agriculture production and productivity.

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