The biggest challenge facing small farmers all across Uganda is access to reliable agricultural markets. So, our new plan is to set up an agro-processing plant that shall reverse poverty and create jobs in eastern Uganda, by minimizing food losses and 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.