‘I like eating natural, chemical-free food. But the information I kept getting from farmers in Uganda was that most of them use chemicals to produce vegetables. I was so disappointed, thinking that I was eating healthily, but instead getting chemicals in my body. It’s then that I started thinking: what can I do?’ says Hope Dina.
The 29-year-old is one of 200 young entrepreneurs from Mbale and Gulu who joined the Generation Food programme to turn their business ideas into reality. They share a passion for shaping their local food environment and the drive to create more opportunities in the agri-food sector for young Ugandans.