BUYEO, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ugandan State Minister for Defense, Charles Okello Engola, took a leisurely stroll through the neatly organized rows of green inside one of Buyeo County’s “smart farms” on September 5.
The place that he spent part of his Tuesday was a glass greenhouse, a next-generation agriculture initiative from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Buyeo was selected by the ministry to trial its four-year, 10 billion won program starting from this year.
The initiative aims to convert 18 hectares of land into glass greenhouses. Inside, tomatoes and peppers will be cultivated for export. All told, 24 hectares of land are to be set aside for the agricultural experiment, with authorities targeting exports of at least 40 percent of the crop.
Engola spoke approvingly of the farms, saying that he had “always been highly interested in ‘smart farm complexes’” and that through his visit to Buyeo County, he was able to “arrange an opportunity to introduce South Korea’s cutting-edge smart farms to Ugandan agriculture.”
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