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GOVERNMENT OF UGANDA ANNOUNCES VANILLA HARVESTING DATES FOR 1ST SEASON OF 2021

Thursday, 8th July 2021
Government through the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Frank K. Tumwebaze (pictured) has declared the 1st of July 2021 to be the harvest date for the first season of this year.

Vanilla is a high value horticulture crop grown and used as a flavoring agent in beverages, confectioneries, and pharmaceuticals. In Uganda Vanilla is grown mainly in central, western, and Eastern regions in about 28 districts.  Although the global price of vanilla has dropped, of all the crops grown in Uganda, vanilla still fetches the highest price per kilogram.

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