UGANDA – Tunga Nutrition Uganda, a leading animal feeds manufacturer in Uganda, has launched its ultra-modern feeds mill in Ntinda, Kampala.

Tunga Nutrition is a joint-venture animal nutrition business of Nutreco International BV & Unga Holdings Plc renown for producing and distributing both the Hendrix Concentrate and the Fugo complete animal feed.

The launching ceremony was presided by Frank Tumwebaze, the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries.

Speaking during the launch, Tumwebaze said the government is pushing for manufacturers like Tunga Nutrition who produce results backed by innovation and science because it makes it easier for Ugandans, young and old, to continue being a part of agriculture.

On his part, Toochukwu Chido, Tunga’s General Manager said that Tunga Nutrition’s purpose is to feed the future by ensuring people in Uganda and the East African region at large have equitable access to nutritious food by supporting farmers in producing animal protein (eggs, meat, milk) optimally and sustainably.

He also expanded on the range of products and services that Tunga offers ranging from concentrates, complete feed and minerals, adding that this feed mill investment means a lot for distributors, farmers and suppliers.

Samuel Mugasi, Executive Director of National Agricultural Advisory Services, noted that one of the biggest challenges that farmers face is the fluctuating price of feeds.

He said that when the price of maize goes up, the price of feeds also shoots up, creating a loss for the farmers.

The lunch was culminated with a tour of the feed mill by the executives to showcase the ultra-modern machinery that would be now used to manufacture locally produced animal feed and concentrates in Uganda.

The milestone comes just few days after its sister company, Tunga Nutrition (K)-LTD-Skretting EA, attained ISO 2200; 2018 Food Safety Management certification.

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