Uganda - Seed Industry Rationalisation Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 28 Aug 1991
Signature Date 12 May 1992
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2000
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Sep 2000
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 6,302,950.23
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed project will help Uganda to increase agricultural production and thus improve the supply of food to the population, raw materials for agro-processing industries and foreign exchange earnings through more and better quality agricultural exports. It will also improve the incomes of out grower farmers in the Masindi area. The need for improved seed is Central to the development of Agriculture in Uganda. The project will support the rationalisation of the national seed industry. One of the major downstream beneficiaries of the project will be the oilseed processing industry which, due to poor and irregular oilseed supply, is currently operating at only 10% capacity to supplies less than 2% of national consumption. Oil seed production from the project will be sufficient to cover 350,000 hectares over the life of the project, and these seeds, particularly sesame, sunfolwer and groundnut, will have a hgh oil content. The increased volume of locally produced vegetable oil resulting from the project will reduce the amount of of edible oil currently imported into Uganda. The project will also result in the production of a large quantity of crop seed (maize and sorghum), the performance of which will be a considerable improvement over existing crop seed.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the project is to increase the production of food crops in Uganda in order to improve both the national food security and house hold nutritional status. In order to achieve this goal the project will increase the production of maize sorghum soyahearns, groundnut, sesame and sunflower seeds. The first two are the principal cereals and the others are the oilseed crops being grown in Uganda.

Beneficiaries

One of the major downstream beneficiaries of the project will be the oilseed processing industry. The increased oilseed and food crop production will contribute to the overall national goal of more diversified agricultural and export production, resulting in increased smallholder cash incomes and increased stability of earnings from agriculture. The project will also contribute to the goal of improving the nutritional status of the population. It will improve the incomes of out grower farmers in the Masindi area.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Extending
Government Of Uganda
Implementing
Ministry of Agriculture - Forestry

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IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-AA0-001
Last Update 04 Dec 2020

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Country Uganda