"There are two primary choices in life: To accept conditions as they are, or, accept the responsibility for changing them."
With this inspiring quote and the presence of the Minister of Agriculture, the Honorable Vincent Ssempijja, the Agri-finance Value Chains Workshop was officially opened on Wednesday the 1st of July.
This two day workshop, organized by VECO in collaboration with UCA & UNFFE, had as a goal to disseminate the findings of a commissioned study and share lessons learnt. The program included interesting presentations from HODFA (Hoima District Farmers Association), CARE-Uganda, Mateete SACCO, VECO, Trias and HDI (Hope Development Initiative) on the different models of financing they are using to help small holder farmers get access to credit. All participants also received a copy of the book, published by VECO, containing the results and findings of the conducted study.