At present, our biggest challenge is post-harvest food losses and access to reliable markets. And so, our new plan is to set up an agricultural processing plant that shall both minimize food losses and create jobs for the rural poor in eastern Uganda, by creating markets for rural smallholder farmers — through value-added agriculture.
With a new focus on market access through value-added agriculture, 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 poor farmers diversify their incomes and escape poverty.