Year: October 2011 – October 2015
Client: Government of Uganda and UNDP
DIMAT project supported building of inclusive agricultural business linkages to inputs and outputs markets in Uganda for passion fruits, beans, cassava and rice value chains.
- Forty (40) business linkages were established in 22 districts, targeting 15,000 farmers through 29 business associations.
- 9,922 MT, valued at US$ 3.4 Million of produce was bulked and sold by participating producer organizations.
- Five (5) innovative business models were developed and 2 piloted together with private sector companies.
- Over 4,000 producers accessed financial services and 35 VSLAs formed and/or revived i.e. by project end, each farmer was saving between US$1.67 – US$6.67 on a weekly basis.
- 4,623 farmers accessed and utilised agro-inputs (seeds and agro-chemicals) as a result, beans yield increased from 0.35 MT/Ha to 0.8 MT/Ha and rice yields increased from 0.8 MT/Ha to 1.8 MT/Ha.
- 250 SHFs accessed timely market information for decision making.
- 7,501 were trained on Good Agricultural Practices and Good Post harvest handling practices.
- Five (5) commodity (Rice, Coffee, Honey, Cassava and Beans) value chain studies were undertaken.