AFGRI Uganda was recognised by the East African people as the largest contributor towards food security at the annual East Africa Book of Records (EABR) awards.
At the handover ceremony recently held in Uganda, attended by members of AFGRI’s management team, EABR honoured AFGRI with the award for Responsible Consumption and Production in recognition of its sustainable contribution to agriculture in the region.
Jacob de Villiers, Managing Director, Grain Management at AFGRI, says the award proves that AFGRI’s initiatives to assist small scale farmers in the region are paying off. “AFGRI’s Grain Management business in Uganda began in 2013 with the purpose of managing grain for food security and to prevent post-harvest losses on grain commodities.”
Across the African continent, AFGRI assists farmers to develop subsistence farms into semi-commercial farms in its efforts to ensure food security. AFGRI Grain Management in Uganda incorporates Farmer assistance and mentoring services, grain handling, grain storage and grain marketing.
The EABR aims to inspire ordinary people into doing extraordinary things in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. At the annual awards ceremony, the EABR recognises ground breaking achievements in various categories and records such achievement by awarding certificates to the winners. Companies in East Africa have been enthusiastic about the possibilities in harnessing the unique appeal of being a record breaker. Previous winners of the East African Award include the President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni and other distinguished individuals and companies.
At the 2017 ceremony, the awards were handed over by the Burundi Ambassador to Uganda standing in for the Speaker of Parliament, Honourable Rebecca Kadaga.
De Villiers concluded by saying that this is a tremendous accolade for AFGRI in support of its vision of being an enabler to food security across the continent.