“Our impact on food security is that we make sure farmers are doing a lot of intercropping in food crops. This is mandatory, because it is of no use if the farmer produces for sales when he is not feeding himself. By our certification schemes, we are making sure that the food he is producing and consuming comes from pesticide-free food crops”
Meet entrepreneur #2
Uganda is emerging, but agribusiness is underdeveloped
which leaves room for sustainable business opportunities with impact on food security and on sustainability. Therefore, developing the agribusiness sector leads to less risks and better conditions to credit providers.
Well developed regarding food security. Politically
stable. The possible positive impact on food security issues and malnutrition are high in Uganda.
Malnutrition accounts for 40% of all child deaths in
Uganda (Bridge, et al, 2006). The agricultural growth is 3% however the population grows with 3,5%.
Increase production to increase income, infrastructure
has to be improved; quality of protein has to be better.
The choice for one sector was made based on several studies, international indexes like DuPont and the contribution to food security of the sector.
Value chain vegetables production Uganda