Agriculture & Agribusiness

The Agricultural Sector continues to be the most important sector in Uganda; it employs approximately 69% of the population and contributed about 26% to the GDP in 2015/16. The Government has increased the allocation to the agricultural sector in the 2016/17 budget to UGX 832.42 billion which represents a 65% increase.

The main agricultural crops include grains, sugarcane, cotton, tea and Coffee which accounts for 20% of total export earnings and a third of foreign exchange earnings. Under the National Development Plan 2, there is an emphasis on the importance of agroprocessing and Value addition of Uganda’s traditional cash crops mainly in cotton ginning, teaprocessing, coffee hauling, tobacco handling.

Agro processing and Value addition in agricultural production can take different forms and levels ranging from the basic to more sophisticated level e.g. packaging, processing, cooling,drying, extracting or any other type of processes that differentiates the product from the original raw commodity. Investment opportunities in agriculture and agro-processing are vast, ranging from cut flower production for exports, oil seed production and processing, cotton production, ginning,spinning and weaving, the production and processing of livestock products.

Opportunities for investment exist in:

  1. Commercial farming in both crops and animal industries, as well as aquaculture;
  2. Value addition (Agro-industries -Agro-food industries;
  3. Manufacturing of inputs (fertilizers, pesticides etc);
  4. Cold storage facilities and logistics;
  5. Farm Machinery manufacturing and assembly;
  6. Packaging;
  7. Irrigation Schemes.

Other opportunities include wheat products and the fast growing milk production and processing sector, fruit processing, fruit drying, grain milling, meat processing, leather tanning and fish processing.Uganda is among the leading producers of coffee, bananas and oil seed crops (sesame (simsim), soybean, sunflower, etc). It is also a major producer of other crops like tea, cotton organic cotton, tobacco, cereals, fresh fruit & vegetables and nuts, essential oils, flowers, poultry, fresh water fish.

The country has been zoned into specific production areas and in order to ease logistics and supply of Agricultural products / source of raw materials, all these areas are well linked to a good national road grid network.

PROJECTS FOR INVESTMENT

Maize Milling Project
The concept of this project is to acquire a maize milling plant with a capacity of 100 MT per day to process a super maize meal for the local and regional markets. From maize grain, super maize meal will be processed and packed in a labeled bag with a proposed brand ready for the market.e this text.
Investment Details
Site/ Location Iganga District
Investment Amount Required (US$) 5,000,0000
Investment Category Greenfield
Investment Type Private
Investment Status Feasibility Completed
 
Investment Contact
Name UGANDA INVESTMENT AUTHORITY
Email ipd@ugandainvest.go.ug
Telephone +256 414 301 000/ +256 313 301 133
 
Investment Promoter
Name DIRECTOR, INVESTMENT PROMOTION
Email directoripd@ugandainvest.go.ug
Telephone +256 313 301 000
Company Uganda Investment Authority
 
Proposed Luweero fruit processing project
Uganda Development Corporation would like to establish a multi-purpose fruit processing facility (12MT/hr for 16 hours a day) with the most suitable production systems and processing technology for fruit chopping, pulp extraction, evaporation, pasteurization, fruit drying and production of fresh juice.
Investment Details
Site/ Location Luweero
Investment Amount Required (US$) 7,413,000
Investment Category Greenfield
Investment Type Private
Investment Status Feasibility Completed
 
Investment Contact
Name: DAVID BAZIWANE
Email: dbaziwane@udc.go.ug;baziwane@yahoo.co.uk
Telephone: +256 414 258 204
Mobile: +256 782 500 605
 
Investment Promoter
Name DIRECTOR, INVESTMENT PROMOTION
Email directoripd@ugandainvest.go.ug
Telephone +256 313 301 000
Company Uganda Investment Authority
   
Pearl Rice Ltd
Pearl Rice Ltd, located on the Naigombwa wetland, 150km from Kampala, was incorporated on 15th January 2009. The company works very closely with thousands of out growers that are given land, seeds, and expertise. Pearl Rice Ltd’s scope of business ranges from organic rice production, milling, storage, importation and retail business.
Investment Details
Site/ Location Covers three districts ; Iganga, Bugiri & Namutumba
Investment Amount Required (US$) 15 Million
Investment Category Expansion
Investment Type PPP
Investment Status Feasibility Started
 
Investment Contact
Name: Hassan Alwi
Email: Hassanalwi888@yahoo.com
Telephone: +256 782 810 888, +256 759 810 888
 
Investment Promoter
Name DIRECTOR, INVESTMENT PROMOTION
Email directoripd@ugandainvest.go.ug
Telephone +256 313 301 000
Company Uganda Investment Authority
National fruit development project in Uganda
Fruit can be processed into; dried products, juices, concentrates, jams, wine, syrups, and powders. Processing of fruits reduces post-harvest losses and wastage especially during bumper harvest, increases and conserves produce/product shelf-life, increases value of the more perishable produce, creates employment more especially for the youth, reduces produce bulkiness, stabilizes and increases income and market. The desired outcome of this project is to have increased volume of high quality fruit produce and products for local, regional, and international processing, marketing and consumption.
Investment Details
Site/ Location Countrywide
Investment Amount Required (US$) 120 Million
Investment Category Expansion
Investment Type PPP
Investment Status Feasibility Completed
 
Investment Contact
Name: MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE ANIMAL INDUSTRY AND FISHERIES
Email: psmaaif@infocom.co.ug
Telephone: +256 320 987/9,+256  320 004,+256  320 327/8
 
Investment Promoter
Name DIRECTOR, INVESTMENT PROMOTION
Email directoripd@ugandainvest.go.ug
Telephone +256 313 301 000
Company Uganda Investment Authority

INCENTIVES

BUSINESS IDEAS

  • Setting up chicken hatchery
  • Bee Keeping
  • Piggery
  • Making Cornflakes
  • Establishing a grain grocery
  • Making powder milk
USEFUL CONTACTS
Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries +25641430004 ps@agriculutre.go.ug www.agriculture.go.ug
National Agricultural Research Organization +256414320178/414320512/414320341 dgnaro@naro.go.ug dgnaro@infocom.co.ug
Uganda Manufactures Association +256414221034/414287615 administration@uma.or.ug www.uma.or.ug