Integrated Grain Handling Project for Rural Communities in Uganda
The grain sub-sector is considered a strategic area in the Uganda’s socio-economic transformation. This is due to the fact that grains are grown countrywide, creating opportunities for Ugandans through the entire value chain, from the supply of quality inputs for farming up to the final product in the market. This value chain also encourages women to play a significant role in the production of grains. The sector is however, currently facing challenges such as inadequate supply following lower production, volatile agricultural commodity prices and inadequate storage facilities causing food waste. Further, the vast majority of farms in Uganda are today made up of smallholders who are dependent on middlemen buying the crop immediately after harvest, leaving the farmer with few or no options for negotiating the price.
Access2innovation and key commercial partner BM Silo, will in partnership with ENGSKO Ktd., Gl. Buurholt Ltd., Opportunity International UK and AG-Ploutos, introduce commercially viable “grain hubs” to farming communities in Uganda. The Integrated Grain Handling Project will improve the quality of grain handling, drying and storage in an effort to minimalise post-harvest losses. This will be achieved through the introduction of Danish technologies within grain drying-and storage, milling and seed cleaning-and treatment, combined with training, access to financial services and improved access to market.
Administrative Partner Access2innovation Key Commercial Partner BM Silo ApS Other Partners Ag-Ploutos Company Limited, ENGSKO A/S, Gl. Buurholt ApS, Opportunity International UK Country Uganda Sector Agriculture & agro-processing Open / Closed Open Duration July 2021 - December 2025 Approval Year 2020