Hass Avocado Could Become Uganda's Next Cash Cow

The Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries is calling upon farmers to invest in avocado production, especially the Hass avocado variety because of its bigger export market. Barbra Mugwanya Zawedde the director of research at Mukono Zardi confirmed this saying that the Hass avocado has become a highly demanded fruit on the international market and that Mukono Zardi has been charged with production of the fruit's seedlings for farmers to plant, with a target to produce 600,000 grafted seedlings every year. Hass Avocado is today the most recommended variety for growing, according to National Agricultural Research Organisation because they have a small seed and big flesh with high oil content. They have thick skin which makes it easy for packaging and shipping. They also have a long shelf life, shape and size that make Hass fruits ideal for export.

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