Gulu University has signed a five year memorandum of understanding with The Edwin foundation tea initiative to set up a tea project at the University.
Ojok James Onono, the Gulu University assistant Public relation officers told Mega FM that the University will make available land for the establishment of nursery beds and mother garden for tea seedlings in the University’s farm land in Nwoya district.
Onono says the University and the tea company will jointly conduct appropriate research to promote tea production, processing, marketing and value addition.
Onono added that the University will conduct soil analysis and map out potential tea growing areas in the sub region and avail staff and students to participate in the tea growing and production.
Atukunda Edwin Bekunda, the Director of the Edwin Foundation Tea Initiative said they already have 10million tea seedlings ready for supply to farmers and organizations.
He urged other institutions to embrace tea growing to improve their standard of living.
Edwin foundation tea initiative started tea growing in Kamwenge district in Western Uganda, revived tea production in Zombo district and has now been at the forefront of introducing tea in Acholi sub region.