At present, our biggest challenge is that fresh produce faces the most volatile markets in Uganda, and Africa as a whole. And so, we have to devise a reliable and resilient plan for marketing our farmers’ fresh produce. Our next plan therefore is to set up an agro-processing plant to do that, by turning our farmers’ produce into both intermediate and finished food products that can capture a wider market.
With a new focus on resilient markets through agro-processing, our new goal is to help farmers diversify their incomes, by adding value not only to ginger [which has been our only focus crop], but to a wide range of crops that the local farmers are already producing, e.g. mangoes; pineapples; banana; passion fruits; jackfruit; papaya; carrots etc. This will help our farmers diversify their incomes and escape poverty.