Excel Hort Consult in partnership with Share An Opportunity Uganda with support from Help A Child Netherlands has been implementing the project Agribusiness Value Chain Development for improved Livelihoods in Kolir sub county Bukedia District Eastern Uganda to compliment SAO’s agribusiness component of Teso vulnerable child project. This project commenced in 2012 operating in four parishes of Kolir Sub County; Okum, Kanyipa, Abilaep and Kodiata. The project was implemented in 8 villages serving five specific objectives; build relationships among farmers and other value chain actors, value chain development and livelihood improvement, establish and introduce farming as business among farmers and other value chain actors, establish commercial farmers association or federations and support/ train/ or coach SAO staff and partners in agribusiness enterprise development so that SAO can meet its mandate The following activities were done to achieve the above objectives; selection of four suitable enterprises(cassava, beans, maize and ground nuts), doing market research, formation of associations, training associations and group members in agribusiness and agronomic practices, training in post harvest handling and forming of village savings and credit associations. As result of above activities, the following achievements were registered, 16 agribusiness groups were formed 4 farmers association with 960 members, 4 quality assurance committees formed, increased productivity of four selected enterprises, access to agriculture funds, improvement in agribusness management through book keeping, business planning and access to market information through ICT and improved welfare and improved welfare at household level.
About Excel Hort Consult Agribusiness Incubator
Excel Hort Consult Agribusiness Incubator (EHCAI) is an agribusiness Incubation, Innovation and Development institution that was established in 1999 in Uganda and is operating in East and Central Africa.