Uganda - The Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Project-I (MATIP-I)

Project Summary

Approval Date 25 Mar 2009
Signature Date 13 May 2009
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 37,655,542.19
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Project – I (MATIP-I) aims at the construction of twenty-one (21) markets in Municipal/Town Councils (including Kampala city) located in 19 districts of all four regions of Uganda. The need for the construction of the central and auxiliary markets is predicated by the recommendations of the Feasibility Study that was commissioned by the Government of Uganda (GOU) in March 2008 to review and assess the infrastructural and operational state of the markets across the country. The findings of the study were indicative of a poorly managed, dilapidated and overwhelmed market infrastructure, resulting in a poor working environment nationwide. All markets were found to be overpopulated with vendors well beyond their carrying capacities and lacking in many basic amenities, including toilets, drainage and sewage systems. The Project comprises three major components namely: i) Market Infrastructure Development, ii) Market Management and Agricultural Trade Enhancement (including Capacity Building); and iii) Project Management and Coordination. It will be implemented over five years (2009-2014) and is estimated to cost UA 42.22 million. Its implementation will lead to increased marketing / sales activities, cross-border trade and accelerated regional integration on a larger scale.

Project Objectives

The overall sector goal is to contribute to poverty reduction and economic growth in Uganda through enhanced marketing of agricultural produce and other merchandise. The specific objective is to improve marketplace economic and social infrastructure thus inducing incremental production and marketing of agricultural commodities, enhancing the incomes of vendors, increasing employment and increasing customer satisfaction.


The primary beneficiaries of the project will be the 16,600 vendors whose numbers are expected to rise to over 22,000 after reconstruction of the markets. It is estimated that over 900,000 households (approximately 4.5 million people) within the catchment of the markets will benefit directly or indirectly from the project. According to the Socio-Economic Gender Disaggregated Profile conducted by the Project Feasibility Study, approximately 150,000 to 200,000 household will be headed by women. Vendor Associations (VAs) and Market Management Committees (MMCs), will partner the respective Municipal/Town Councils (MC/TC) to manage the reconstructed markets. The markets when operational will benefit several other smallholder farmers with improved price margins.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Uganda
Ministry of Local Government MOLG


IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-AAZ-001
Last Update 22 Nov 2020


Contact Details

Name LOULSEGED Mekonnen Kifle

Geographic Location

Country Uganda
Coordinates Location Name
0.377222 32.9197 Lugazi
3.27833 32.8867 Kitgum
0.18333 30.0833 Kasese
1.43556 31.3436 Hoima
0.33508 32.5831 Kampala District
0.5 34 Busia District
-0.60865 30.6573 Mbarara Municipality
0.6878 34.1824 Tororo Municipality
0.05638 32.452 Entebbe Municipality
0.65681 30.2798 Fort Portal Municipality