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The Uganda Flowers Exporters Association (UFEA)

 

 
 


     
The Uganda Flowers Exporters Association (UFEA) Kampala   Profile: The Uganda Flowers Exporters Association (UFEA)

Business: Flowers and Florists

Services:

Uganda Flowers Exporters Association


Notable Services:

umbrella organization bringing together growers and exporters of flowers in Uganda


Location:

Uganda Flowers Exporters Association, Plot 92 Ssebugwawo Drive, Old Airport , Entebbe P.O.Box 29558, Kampala.


Telephone

+256-312-263320

 
Fax: +256-312-263321
 
  Email:

ufea@ufea.co.ug


Website :

http://ufea.co.ug/


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The Uganda Flowers Exporters Association (UFEA)

The Uganda Flowers Exporters Association (UFEA), a non profit organization  established in 1993 as an umbrella organization bringing together growers and exporters of flowers in Uganda.
UFEA provides business development services to its members and it is through the Association that efforts to influence government policies that affect the industry are lobbied and advocated for.


 

About

Uganda Flower Exporters Association (UFEA) is a non profit organisation established to promote growers and exporters of flowers in Uganda.

Mandate

(a) Provide market information through – monthly bulletin, Website and other information source to members.
(b) Organize and coordinate capacity building for Owner/Managers and employees of flower farms
(c) Conduct research on flower varieties and species – on farm trials, pests and diseases, market survey/trends, policy and regulatory environment etc
(d) Mobilize technical assistance as requested for by the exporters
(e) Monitor compliance  to international  standards and quality
(f) Advocate for the enabling environment for industry expansion and  resolving constraints / disincentives to industry expansion through private/public partnerships
(g) Resource mobilization for programs and activities

Services

Training
Research and development
Business counseling and advice
Auditing of quality and standards
Networking
Lobbying & advocacy

Special Projects undertaken
1. Capacity building for the employees at the flower farms in the annual Applied Tropical Floriculture Course (ATFC) funded by Agricultural Enhancement productivity Program (APEP/USAID) – 10 years
2. Phasing out use of Methyl Bromide funded by UNIDO – 2 years

3. Enterprise capacity building mission – Quality, Human resource, marketing Cool chain management, Benchmarking profit and study groups by CBI (Center for promotion of imports from developing countries) -  5 years
4. Participation in prestigious exhibition – HORTFAIR in the Netherlands, Ghenter Floriales in Belgium – 2005
5. Capacity Building in the Floriculture Sub sector in Uganda – funded by NUFFIC, Netherlands – 4 years
6. Established Fresh Handling Limited (FHL) as centre for handling Cold storage and airfreight logistics for the Horticulture

Leadership and management

AGM – The Annual general meeting is the supreme and policy – making organ of the Association composed of paid up members. It meets once a year and elects the Board of Directors (BOD) every year. It is also entrusted with approving strategic plans, annual budgets and work plan.
Board of Directors (BOD) is the governing Body of UFEA and is entrusted with overseeing the overall affairs of the Association including policy formulation. It consists of six (6) members, three (3) of whom comprise the Executive Committee – Chairperson, Treasurer and the Secretary General. The Committee supervises and monitors the implementation of the association policies and programmes. It is entrusted with ensuring that the strategic plans and institutional policy decisions are implemented and resources for implementation are mobilized.
The Secretariat is led by the Executive Director who is responsible for the day today administration and implementation of the association’s policies, programmes and activities. It currently has four full time staff.

 
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