Achievements recorded by UDF member institutions under the OWC program in the past 3 years.

No

Institution

Achievements

1.

Uganda Coffee Development Authority

 

 

  In the last 2 years, a number of achievements have been registered by UCDA. In April 2017, the President of Uganda launched a Coffee Road map envisaged to increase Ugandas production from the 4 million bags then to 20 million bags per year by 2025. The Roadmap has 9 initiatives which will increase the supply of and demand for Ugandas coffee both domestically and internationally. The Roadmap is an up scaling of the National Coffee Strategy which was meant to operationalize the National Coffee Policy approved in 2013.

  Overall, the coffee seedlings generation capacity has increased. Coffee seedlings generation increased from 44.57 million in FY 2012/13 to 285.20 million in FY 2016/17 and is envisaged to be much higher in FY 2017/18. Coffee seedlings planted increased from 19.3 million in FY 2012/13 to 172.77 million in FY 2016/17 (see figure 1 below).

  Correspondingly, production has increased from 4 million bags in Financial Year 2015/16 to 4.7 million bags in Financial Year 2016/17 and envisaged to increase in Financial Year 2017/18 as new planted coffee continues to come into production.

  The total number of coffee beneficiaries was: 435,474 in FY 2014/15; 571,608 in FY 2015/16 and 730,000 in FY 2016/17. The average number of beneficiaries per year was 579,027 coffee households. The number of beneficiaries for FY 2017/18 is projected at 873,600 farmers using the Least Square Estimation (LSE Method).

  There is a marked increase in both quantity of exports and value in Financial Year 2016/17 compared to FY 2015/16. An increase of 18% and 39% was realized in quantity and value of exports respectively (table 1).

  This is attributed to OWCs new plantings which have started yielding, good weather, better compliance/regulation and provision of extension services and possibly due to better coordination among members of the Uganda Development Forum. The increase in exports in terms of both volume and value is illustrated in Figure 2 below.

 

PARAMETER/INDICATOR

2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

B. EXPORTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) Total Volume (60-Kg bags)

3,210,603

3,053,688

2,668,971

3,149,423

2,726,249

3,582,629

3,499,829

3,455,852

3,315,567

4,605,158

Robusta

2,713,498

2,405,137

1,957,400

2,484,013

1,904,176

2,781,478

2,735,020

2,722,636

2,435,160

3,618,631

Arabica

497,105

648,551

711,571

665,410

822,073

801,151

764,809

733,216

880,407

986,527

 

(b) Total Value (US$ million)

388.40

291.76

267.13

448.89

392.70

432.69

393.92

410.55

326.68

544.59

Robusta

316.06

212.85

163.80

294.61

223.98

317.73

285.61

288.39

223.66

404.86

Arabica

72.34

78.91

103.33

154.28

168.72

114.96

108.31

122.16

103.02

139.73

 

Unit Value in US $ /Kilo

2.02

1.59

1.67

2.38

2.40

2.01

1.88

1.98

1.64

1.97

Robusta

1.94

1.47

1.39

1.98

1.96

1.9

1.74

1.77

1.53

1.86

Arabica

2.43

2.03

2.42

3.86

3.42

2.39

2.36

2.78

1.95

2.36

SOURCE:UCDA

 

 

 

 

2.

National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO)

 

(i)

Eight hundred and one technologies, innovations and management practices (TIMPs) were generated as follows

  crops (559),

  livestock (80),

  fisheries and aquaculture (65),

  forestry (31),

  agro-machinery (11),

  natural resources management (climate change and sustainable land management) (20) and value addition (35).

 

Successes in the crops sub-sector:

 

 

(ii)

NARO responded to the epidemic of banana bacterial wilt through application of community-based approaches and reduced its incidence from 43% to less than 5%.

 

 

(iii)

NARO managed the coffee wilt disease (CWD) by releasing 3 CWD resistant varieties (Kituza robusta8, Kituza robusta9 and Kituza robusta10) with a yield potential of up to 3.9 t ha-1 compared to the previous varieties that yielded on average 1.5 t ha-1.

Furthermore, CWD management practices have been developed and promoted thus reducing CWD damage from 50% registered in 2004 to less than 10% in 2017.

NARO has also developed management strategies for the black coffee twig borer (BCTB) which usually causes the country an annual loss of USD 40 million per annum.

 

 

(iv)

Cassava research released nine (3) disease resistant and superior varieties namely NAROCAS1, NAROCAS2 and NAROCAS3 which are reducing the national incidence of cassava brown streak disease (CBSD). For example it the disease incidence was 27.3% in 2011 but reduced to 20.4% in 2017.

They are also keeping the cassava mosaic disease (CMD) occurrence below 20%. These varieties, with a yield potential of 20-45 t ha-1, and will thus increase the average farm yields from 15.6 t ha-1 recorded in 2015. From 2015 to 2017, an estimated 300,000 bags of cassava stems were sold generating about UGX 5 billion for farmer seed producers.

 

(v)

Maize production in Uganda was majorly limited by epidemics of maize streak virus (MSV) disease and northern corn leaf blight (NCLB). NARO responded by releasing six (6) maize varieties with combined resistance to MSV and NCLB which significantly increased production.

Currently maize is planted on more than 1 million hectares covering approximately 38% of the cultivated land in Uganda. Total maize production increased from 2,550,000 MT in 2011/12 to 4,000,000 MT in the 2017/2018. Maize exports increased from 640,000 MT valued at USD 38.2 million in 2011/2012 to 787,000 MT valued at USD 79.8 million in 2015/2016. NARO greatly contributed to the seed industry.

 

(vi)

In response to disease and drought susceptibility and taste preferences in rice, NARO released five (5) varieties with an average yield of 4 t ha-1. These are Nerica6, Komboka (aromatic), Okile, Agoro and Witta9 (good for pilawo).

 

This has doubled rice productivity from the national average of 1 t ha-1 to about 2 t ha-1 thereby increasing local rice production from 110,000 MT to 325,000 MT per annum by 2016.

 

This reduced importation of rice from about 90,000 MT to less than 50,000 MT and saved the country more than USD 30 million. The continuously increasing rice production has motivated development of cottage rice industries which grew from 591 in 2009 to 760 units in 2015. In addition, the medium-sized rice industries grew from 2 to 13 in the same period.

 

The increased production in recent years is supported by the rice seed production hub model introduced by NARO, to framers in irrigation schemes. NARO has linked these rice seed farmers to private seed companies who buy the high quality seed from the farmers.

 

(vii)

Five (5) bean varieties were released which are bio-fortified with enhanced levels of Iron (Fe) and Zinc (Zn). These have a potential to improve nutrition and health in especially vulnerable and resource poor groups. In an effort to have adequate supply of seed, NARO supported farmer community-based organizations (CBOs) to produce bean seed.

 

 

 

(viii)

Similar achievements were realized in potato, sweet potato, tea, sorghum, peas, millet, cotton and selected horticultural crops. For example, NARO released three (3) potato varieties in 2015 with yield potential of 22-25 t ha-1. In 2016, seven (7) more varieties were released with resistance to major diseases and good processing qualities.

Similarly, the tea sub sector expanded as a result of strengthening the tea research facilities at Rwebitaba ZARDI. As a result, 146,629,506 plantlets were distributed between 2010 and 2015 which increased acreage to 41,210 ha. Tea exports in 2014 generated USD 84.7 million for the country.

 

 

Successes in the forestry and natural resources sub-sector

 

 

(ix)

In an effort to increase the countrys tree cover, improve household incomes and meet the ever increasing demand for construction material and fuel wood, NARO has promoted the technology for production of clonal eucalyptus planting materials.

Over 50 private nursery operators, some of which have been certified by the Saw Log Production Scheme (SPGSS), have adopted and continue to apply the technology.

Production of clonal plantlets from the private nursery operators ranges between 100,000 and 500,000 seedlings per annum earning an income of UGX 7.5 billion. This translates into approximately 13,500 hectares of clonal eucalyptus plantations established every year.

In order to reduce wood wastage and conserve the environment, NARO developed energy saving stoves which simultaneously produce charcoal and gas from any dry biomass matter. The stoves operate with reduced carbon emissions (8 to 11 ppm Carbon monoxide, falling within 8 hr permissible limits of 9 ppm, according to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for indoor air quality) and have a high thermal efficiency of 26 to 28%.

Further, NARO has promoted agroforestry, the practice of integrating multipurpose trees with crops and/or animals on the same land management unit among small holder farmers.

 

 

(x)

Research efforts focused on enhancing environmental resilience and sustainability of natural resources that generate social and environmental benefits at local and global levels. NARO developed and promoted technology packages on conservation agriculture including the use of permanent planting basins and rip-lines combined with improved seed and crop residues.

This increased average maize and bean grain yields by 50200% depending on the amount of rainfall, soil type, and soil fertility. With average yields of about 4 t ha-1 for maize and over 1 t ha-1 for beans, the packages are helping farmers to bridge the yield gap.

NARO developed a fertiliser optimizer tool which guides farmer investment in fertiliser application based on expected incomes. In addition, a seasonal characteristics tool has been developed to help farmers predict weather conditions and minimise crop failure.

In an effort to improve the countrys soil map, six (6) out of seventeen (17) soil sheets were updated at the scale of 1:50,000 from the original 1:250,000 and digitised.

 

 

(xi)

To conserve and protect the countrys genetic resources, 1,000 accessions representing diversity within and among seventy (70) species important for food and agriculture were assembled in the national genebank. These included food crops and their wild relatives, forage species and medicinal plants.

Propagation protocols for three highly priced medicinal plants were developed to initiate domestication, cultivation and commercialisation of these species thereby removing pressure on natural ecosystems through destructive harvesting.

 

 

Successes in the livestock sub-sector

 

 

(xii)

NARO is developing anti-tick vaccines and a bio-acaricide for controlling ticks that transmit East Coast Fever (ECF) and a dewormer drug.

In addition, NARO developed commercial feed pellets and high yielding, nutritious and drought tolerant pastures which have boosted milk production. Supplementing lactating cows with NARO dairy pellets resulted into 2-litre increment of milk per kilo gram of pellet consumed.

Similarly, the NARO calf pen enhanced calf growth and reduced weaning age from 6 to 3 months, allowing a farmer to save 360 liters (equivalent to USD 100) per calf.

Using NAROs sustainable pasture improvement technology, degraded pastures in the central cattle corridor have been rehabilitated resulting into improved milk production from 2.6 to 6.7 litres/day and weight gain from 160 to 283 g/animal/day, thus reducing the time taken to attain market weight (400 kg) from 7 to 4 years. NARO developed an aflatoxin-binder to mitigate the devastating effects on aflatoxins in livestock production. Inclusion of the binder in poultry feeds reduces mortality, enhances growth and boosts tolerance to Newcastle disease.

 

 

(xiii)

Furthermore, NARO established and supported four (4) community-based goat breeding programmes which have led to increased body weight gain of 43% and 33% in Mubende goats and Small East African goats respectively.

 

 

Successes in the fisheries sub-sector

 

 

(xiv)

  To address Ugandas national fish production deficit of approximately 330,000 tons, NARO contributed to the production of improved fish seed, fish feed, advanced intensive aquaculture production technology and effective management of natural fish stocks and water environment.

  NARO developed a fast growing Nile tilapia that grows at the rate of 2.47 g/day compared to 0.52 g/day for the earlier strain. The seed (fry) of this improved tilapia breed has been distributed to 10 hatchery operators as improved brood stock for use in seed multiplication in 8 districts and to over 7,000 farmers throughout the country.

  NARO together with the Directorate of Fisheries Resources promoted the commercialisation of aquaculture through improved pond and cage designs.

 

 

(xv)

NARO formulated fish feed that enhanced growth from 5,000 metric tonnes annually in mid 2000s to over 100,000 tonnes annually by 2014 and currently estimated to be over 120,000 metric tonnes annually. The feed is adopted by 40% of the active fish farmers in the country and over 90% of all commercial fish farmers. In an effort to improve mukene harvest, NARO generated a light attraction technology using solar light in 2015, and this increased catch rates from 2.0 kg/lamp/hour to at least 9.8 kg/lamp/hour. Four value added fish products - including fish powder made from mukene, ready to eat sun dried and fried mukene, fish sausages and sun dried Nile perch swim bladder have been developed and promoted across the country in partnership with the private sector. The value added products have created employment (about 4,500) across the entire value chain, and resulted in increased incomes, and improved livelihoods.

 

 

 

Successes in the fisheries sub-sector

 

(xvi)

NARO released nine (9) designs of agro-machinery prototypes and one (1) drying method in the last 10 years. These were power tiller moldboard plough, lowland rice weeder and hydraulic ram pump for selected production operations; threshers and drying method for rice, paddy cleaner and maize sheller to reduce threshing losses and improve grain quality of strategic cereals; food grade cassava chipper for processing quality cassava chips and forage chopper to improve feed intake of dairy cattle.

As a result of the introduced machinery, rice farmers can now reduce grain losses during threshing from 4.8% to 0.1%, which saves the country about USD 5.92 million annually. Farmers operating these threshers as a business earn net profit of USD 180 835 per month during harvest period.

The youth that were recruited as thresher operators earn USD 170 200/person/month while the technicians earn USD 50 120 per month from repairing and maintaining the threshers as additional income.

The hydraulic ram pumps now enable farmers living along rivers to generate waterfalls of at least one meter high and has increased vegetable cropping season from two to three, thus increasing their annual incomes by at least 40%. In addition, NARO developed a fish smoking kiln which has reduced the level of carcinogenic elements in smoked fish from 40,000 ppb to an average of 0.88 ppb within the WHO requirements of 5 ppb, thus enabling local fish processors to provide safe fish to markets.

 

 

 

Successes in post-harvest handling and value addition

 

 

(xvii)

Several food products and preservation methods were developed and promoted. Nutrient-rich powders from small pelagic fish and fish by-products (Nile perch fish carcasses and skin), angara (Alestes baremoze) sausages, fillets, oil, samosas, and quality dry-salted fish were developed and promoted through schools to fight malnutrition among children.

These products fetch considerably high income compared to unprocessed fish, for instance a 1 kg sausage pack is sold at UGX 24,000 compared to unprocessed fish which costs UGX 8,000.

Tamarind-based products (juices, jam, paste) were developed and have been taken by Hometech private company for commercialisation.

Safe methods of drying small pelagic fish (mukene, muziri and ragoogi) were developed and promoted which improved shelf life and reduced drying time from 5 to 2 days, and led to increase in demand and corresponding prices from UGX 2,000/kg to UGX 6,000/kg over the last 5 years. Waxing technology which can extend shelf-life of fresh cassava for 30 days was also promoted in Kyegegwa, Mpigi and Fort portal districts. Furthermore, hematic silos that store maize safely for six months were promoted country-wide and are currently used by over 2,000 farmers.

 

 

 

Capacity development for generation and commercialisation of agricultural technologies

 

(xviii)

  NARO has developed an institutional Intellectual Property Policy to encourage and enhance innovation and increase the NTR base as well as business opportunities for a wide range of potential entrepreneurs. Additionally, NARO established laboratory facilities that offer services to the public for lab analyses related to nutritional, safety and other quality standards aspects.

  With this policy, NARO is preparing to commercialise about thirty seven (37) products generated through use a competitive grant scheme approach.

  The products include bamboo furniture (tables and lamp holders), wooden cups, wooden trays, wooden chopping boards, fire lighters, energy-save stove, IMO products, ghee cosmetics, dairy pellets, protein-based fruit bait, plant X wound-healing ointment, bean seed, potato (irish) seed, boar semen, honey, propolysis, bee venom, bee wax candles, fish sausages (tilapia and Angara), fish powder (tilapia and Angara), salted Angara, calf pen, Calliandra seed, Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) free-smoking kiln, banana fiber silk, bio diesel, forage chopper, rice threshers, wild fruit jam, diatomaceous earth for chicken feed, bio-ointments for skin care.

 

 

3.

Dairy Development Authority

 

(i)

Milk production increased from 2.08 billion litres in 2015 to 2.2 billion litres in 2016/17; representing a 6% growth rate.

Milk Collection, Marketing & Processing

The countrys capacity for milk processing currently stands at 2.7 million litres per day. The country has grown from 79 milk processing companies in 2015 to 119 operational milk processing companies including dairy cottages in 2017. Marketed milk stood at 80% of the total production in 2017. Approximately 34% of the marketed milk was processed while 66 % was sold in raw form. The volume of the marketed milk is likely to increase further after the rehabilitation of more milk collection centers. The value of marketed milk had a 5% increase from USD 716 million in 2015 to USD 752 million (about UGX 2.7 trillion) in 2016/17. Currently, there are 461 rural milk collection centers across the country with total installed capacity of 1,770,417 litres. Insulated milk tankers have increased from 250 in 2016 to 348 in 2017.

 

 

(ii)

Dairy Exports and Imports

Promotion of value addition at Entebbe Dairy training school

DDA is promoting value addition through skilling and up skilling at Entebbe Dairy Training School. A total of 280 dairy stakeholders, mainly the youth, have been skilled in value addition especially on how to make yoghurt, cheese and ice-cream. Most of the dairy stakeholders have already established dairy cottages and others are employed along the value chain as a result of the trainings. The School was equipped with Yoghurt, Ice cream, and Cheese production lines and other milk processing equipment to ensure the dairy stakeholders receive practical trainings in value addition.

 

 

 

(iii)

Addressing post-harvest losses

Post-harvest losses remain one of the major threats to dairy farmers. DDA rehabilitated milk collection centres in Soroti, Kaberamaido, Serere, Busia, Masindi and Bbaale - Kayunga Districts to aid dairy farmers collectively bulk their milk and reduce post-harvest losses thereby improving household incomes. More than 2000 dairy farmers are already utilizing the rehabilitated milk collection centers.

 

 

 

(iv)

Building capacities of dairy stakeholders along the dairy value chain

To enhance the capacity of dairy stake holders, DDA trained a total of 4,106 dairy stakeholders in value addition, silage and hay making, breeding technologies, dairy feed production, management & utilization, business entrepreneurship, product development, reducing post-harvest losses, conserving the farm environment, acaricide resistance and control of tick borne diseases, standards and regulations, cooperative benefits and group dynamics.

 

(v)

Increasing access to farm inputs and milk marketing equipment

A total of 767 milk cans with total collection capacity of 38,350 litres were procured and distributed to dairy stakeholders across the country to facilitate marketing of quality milk. Beneficiaries are selected from dairy farmer cooperatives / associations.

 

 

(vi)

Provision of pasture seeds and planting materials

A total of 987 kgs and 239 bags of Cloris gayana, lablab Lablab, Centrosema, Calliandra, Mucuna, Napier cuttings and Bracharia were procured and distributed to the dairy farmers in Eastern, North Eastern and South Western Regions. These inputs will cover at least 700 acres of land country wide.

 

 

(vii)

Dairy quality enhancement through national dairy quality awards

DDA has conducted five (5) National Dairy Quality Awards as part of efforts to recognize and reward dairy industry stakeholders, from across all the regions of Uganda, from farm to fork, that have successfully achieved production of high quality milk and milk products. The annual event is also a platform for advocacy for good quality & safe dairy products.

 

 

(viii)

Promotion of hygienic milking

In order to demonstrate and promote hygienic milk production among dairy farmers, DDA and her partners have constructed twelve (12) milking parlours in South Western Uganda.

 

4.

Cotton Development Organization [CDO]

 

(i)

Increase in cotton production - production has risen from 110,707 bales of lint (@185 Kg) in 2015/16, to 151,071 bales in 2016/17 and 202,303 bales in 2017/18. Overall, cotton production has contributed to Ugandas economy about Sh. 411 billion as household incomes, US$ 121 million from lint exports and Sh. 78 billion from sale of cottonseed over the last 3 years

 

 

(ii)

Development of new varieties in collaboration with the Cotton Research Program at the National Semi-arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI) in Serere, two new cotton varieties; BPA 2015A & BPA 2015B have been developed with an average Ginning Outturn (GOT) of 40.1%.

 

 

(iii)

Construction of a new cotton planting seed processing facility - CDO has constructed a new and modern cotton planting seed processing plant in Pader District. The Plant will includes a ginning section, delinting section, seed dryers, graders and automated weighing and bagging machine. When completed in August 2018, the Plant will produce high quality planting seed, offer employment to the local population and a ready market for seed cotton produced by surrounding cotton farmers.

 

 

(vi)

Supply of cotton production support services to farmers the Ginners under their Cotton Production Support Program which uses funds pooled by the ginners, has continued to fund procurement, processing and distribution of cotton planting seed, procurement and distribution of cotton production inputs and provision of tractor hire services.

 

 

(v)

Provision of cotton-targeted extension services - Under the Cotton Production Support Program, cotton-targeted extension services are also funded by the ginners. The Program has over 350 field extension workers deployed in all the cotton growing districts every year. Under the supervision and guidance of CDO, the extension workers mobilize farmers for cotton production and train them on cotton production techniques using demonstration gardens established at parish/village level every season.

 

 

(vi)

Mechanization of land opening in 2016, Government through CDO procured and distributed 1,000 free of charge to farmers in all cotton growing zones to promote mechanization of land opening. This brought the total number of ox ploughs distributed to farmers since 2011 to 6,950 ox ploughs. The ox ploughs were distributed to farmer groups and medium-scale individual farmers with emphasis on women and youth groups.

In addition, CDO and Uganda Ginners and Cotton Exporters Association (UGCEA) offer subsidized tractor hire services to farmers using 24 tractors they own (4 tractors for CDO and 20 tractors for UGCEA).

 

 

(vii)

Improvement in cotton quality - The quality of lint produced improved as shown in Table 1. The total quantity of lint classed in the top three grades increased from 59% in 2014/15 to 86% in 2016/17.

There has also been a general upward trend in the number of bales classed in each of the top three grades as shown in Table 2.

 

 

(viii)

Supply of Lint Buffer Stocks to local textile manufacturers CDO has been implementing the Lint Buffer Stock Scheme which was established by Government in 2015 to provide lint stocks to cotton textile millers in order to boost domestic value addition. During the last three years, 20,600 bales have been procured and supplied to Southern Range Nyanza Ltd and Fine Spinners (U) Ltd. This has resulted in increased domestic consumption of lint from 5% of total national production in 2015/16 to 10% in 2017/18.

 

 

(ix)

Establishment of a Bio-pesticide laboratory at Serere with assistance from the Indian funded Cotton Technical Assistance Program (TAP), a Bio-pesticide laboratory was established at NaSARRI in Serere for formulation, testing and preparation of Bio-pesticides and Bio-fertilizers. The lab also runs activities on soil testing to facilitate recommendation of appropriate fertilizers for cotton growing.

 

5.

Vegetable Oil Development Project

 

 

Oil Palm Kalangala District

  OPUL has established a 6,500 hectare oil palm nucleus estate in Kalangala (100% achieved)

  The smallholders on Bugala, Bunyama and Bubembe islands have planted 4,424 Hectares of oil palm (94% achieved). The remaining 276 hectares will be planted by June 2019

  A total of 1,810 smallholder farmers (37% female) hare participating in the smallholder scheme in Kalangala (95% achieved)

  USD 1,426 per ha per year (95% achieved)

  In 2017, farmers produced 26,889 MT valued at UGX in 2017 (90% achieved);

                     Since 2010, the 1,123 farmers with mature gardens have produced a total 111,791 tons valued at UGX 52,992 billion.

                     Between January and March 2018, the farmers have harvested 11,539 MT of FFB valued at UGX 6.3 billion.

  358 kms of farm roads have been constructed on Bugala island in Kalangala. Before June 2018, the project will open 40 kms of farm roads on Bunyama and Bubembe islands.

  24,927 MT crude palm oil produced annually in MT.

 

Production credit received by oil seeds growers

  Overall in Kalangala; 141,367 tons of crude palm oil extracted by private sector from 595,376 tons of FFB both the smallholder farms and nucleus estate.

  GoU development production loans amounting to UGX 43 billion million has been provided as maintenance loans to 1810 smallholder to plant and maintain 4,424 hectares. Loans recovered to date is (UGX 15.3 billion) from 1,123 smallholder harvesting farmers with 3,021 hectares area under harvest. This fund has been returned to the Government of Uganda Consolidated.

  In FY 2016/17, smallholder oil palm farmers accessed fertilizer loans worth Ugx 500,000,000 from Uganda Development Bank Limited for purposes of onward loaning to small holder commercial farmers at an annual interest of 10% with 18 months repayment period and in this line, 120 (M=88 F= 32) smallholder farmers weaned off the development loan were able to purchase 4 metric tons of fertilizers worth Ugx. 362 million and for commercial phase fertilizer and Ugx 138 million for other farm inputs. KOPGT oil palm smallholder farmers repaid back the loan.

  The project and UDBL continued discussions on sustainable finance access for oil palm production and productivity. The research department of the bank carried research study on the Oil palm sub-sector to design strategic areas of intervention and the nature of intervention required to improve the industry performance.

  The project has also supported research activities by NARO for the development of improved varieties of oilseeds crops. The NACRRI/Makerere soybean research team released Maksoy 6N which is the latest released variety, high yielding, disease resistant and high in protein and oil content. Total Foundation Seed production in 2017B was 25.5 MT (largely Maksoy 3N, the most preferred variety) Soyabean. NASARRI has identified through multi-locational testing four well performing varieties, to be submitted for release process by the end of 2018. NASARRI has been testing imported varieties and has proposed five new hybrid varieties for release (Aguara 6, Aguara 4 and Hysun 33, Pannar 7158, NK Tutwi). No national seed companies have been identified for the production of the new hybrid varieties proposed for release under a type of exclusive agreement. An amount of 14.1 MT of New Sunfola foundation seed was produced, and 1.1 MT of Sesun 1H/2H parental lines.

 

 

Oil palm Buvuma District

  7,591 Hectares of land acquired. The area free of encumbrances and ready for the nucleus estate development is now 5,114 hectares. (78% achieved)

 

 

 

Oil Seeds

  56% from 74 mills spread across the hubs

  1.9 tons (Target achieved and surpassed)

  1.8 tons (Target achieved and surpassed)

  5,311 farmer groups (81% achieved)

  Sunflower: 49,515 (99% achieved)

  Soybeans: 35,332 (71% achieved)

  UGX 3.19 billion to 3,811 oil seeds farmers (37% female) by financial institutions (UDBL, Pride MFI, Opportunity Bank, DFCU bank, FINCA, Post bank)

6.

Uganda Industrial Research Institute

 

 

Under Research and Development

  UIRI has developed an Electronically Controlled Gravity Feed (ECGF) Infusion Kit that won a world Innovation Prize in California. The ECGF shall be used in the Health sector

  UIRI has developed an Aflatoxin biosensor kit which shall be used by farmers monitor the quality of their produce

  UIRI has developed a low-cost pneumonia diagnostic kit to be utilized in the health sector

  UIRI has developed a grain moisture-metre which shall be used by farmers to monitor the moisture content of their produce

  UIRI continued to provide Microbiological and Chemistry Analytical and Quality Assurance services.

  UIRI has continued to engage in Corn Horn Product development of very high and competitive quality these include necklaces, earrings, walking sticks, desk organizers, shoe horn, sugar bowls, soap dishes, wall hangings

  UIRI has continued to engage in Bamboo Product development of products such as Tooth picks, lampshades, plates, cups, bamboo crafts, pens, albums, desk organizers, tooth pick dispenser

  UIRI has continued to engage in Paper Product development

  UIRI has transformed a number of agro produce through value addition to premium competitive products

  Business Incubation

  BRENTEC manufactured 40,780,000 doses of Kukustar Newcastle Vaccine and 27,642,800 doses were distributed to 222,926 house holds

  Under a collaboration of Council for Science and Industrial Research UIRI is working to establish an Essential Oil Sector in Uganda and the Pilot project is currently located in Luwero.

  Premier Dairies Ltd employing 36 workers processed 184,050Ltrs of pasteurized milk and 15,400Ltrs of yogurts during the quarter has been supported with technical advisory services

  UIRI is currently supporting 8 in Dairy processing technology all employing a total of 31 employees altogether processed 17,532Ltrs of yogurt during the quarter.

  UIRI is supporting 12 incubatees in Meat Technology, 7 incubatees in bakery and confectionary technology

  Value Addition Model Facilities

  Construction works at Arua Meat Processing Plant in Arua district is 100% complete

  Construction works of a Model Diary Farm in KarubugaNtungamo district is 100% complete

  Construction works at Itojo Fruit Juice Processing Plant were successfully completed. Machinery and equipment were successfully installed.

  Construction and installation of machinery and equipment at Maziba Wine Factory is at 95% completion.

  Construction works for redesigning and extension of the Paper Pilot Plant Facility to accommodate the recently procured machinery were successfully completed and the Machinery were successfully installed.

  Construction works at the Production Palm Oil Facility in Kanungu district is practically completed as the project is undergoing defects liability period, the contractor needs to rectify outstanding snags.

  Distillation plant for Essential Oils in Luweero district is at 75% completion.

  Construction works of the Proposed Tile Manufacturing Facility in Wakiso district are at 75%

  Construction works at the Proposed Animal Feeds Facility in Busiika were underway. All sub-structural works including walling up to the wall plate and installation of columns and beams were completed.

  Construction works at the fully functional DNA sequencing facility are underway. Works are complete up to roofing level.

  Proposed Factory for production of high quality Poultry Feeds in Mbarara district is at design and procurement stage.

  Renovation of the proposed Silk Factory foe production of high quality silk in Bushenyi district is at design and procurement stage.

  Proposed construction for up-grading of the Instrumentation Laboratory to meet international standards is at design stage.

  Proposed Lemon Grass and Soap Processing Plant in Kabale Industrial Area for Yildi Enterprises is at design stage.

  Proposed Cheese Processing Plant in Ntugamo district is at design stage.

  Proposed Peanut Paste Processing plant in Soroti district is at procurement stage as designs and preliminary cost estimates have been prepared and waiting approval.

  Proposed Fruit Juice Processing Plant in Masindi district is at design stage.

  Proposed Rice Processing Facility in Adjumani district is at design stage.

  Proposed Soap Processing Plant in Lwengodistict is at design stage.

  Proposed Wine Processing Plant in Nebbi district is at design stage.

 

 

 

 

7.

NAGRC&BD

 

 

 

  Through NAGRC&DB NRM has equipped the centre with the state of the art semen processing machine from Netherlands to increase production of quality semen to sustain Artificial Insemination in the country to improve Animal genetics.

  Through NAGRC&DB, NRM has gone ahead to rehabilitate and restock the National bull stud with a modern bull stud with currying capacity of twenty bulls at Entebbe.

  Through NAGRC&DB, NRM has gone ahead to rehabilitate and construct model disease control units at four centre farms and ranches of Rusenke, Ruhengyere and Aswa for improved disease control.

  Through NAGRC&DB, NRM has gone ahead to rehabilitate and construct ted six water structures at three farms and ranches with holding capacity of seven million litres each.

  Through NAGRC&DB, NRM has equipped the centre with liquid Nitrogen delivery Truck and storage equipment for improved service delivery in breeding.

  Through NAGRC&DB, NRM is in final stages of establishing the assisted reproductive technologies training centre at Ruhengyre ranch in Kiruhura District.

  Through NAGRC&DB, NRM is in final stages of mechanizing the Government centre farms and ranches with, a bull dozer for weed control, tractors and implements for pasture establishment.

  Production of improved beef animals at NAGRC&DB farms

  Through NAGRC&DB, NRM has produced 1,658 beef calves at Ruhegere, Nshaara, Aswa, Maruzi ranches in the reporting period. These calves consist of 50% crosses of Brahman, Ramagnola, Boran, Bollan. These animals are being reared for future extension to potential farmers to improve their herds for increased beef production and productivity.

  Conservation of indigenous animal Insitu and Exitu

  Through NAGRC&DB, Uganda has continued to be the sub-regional gene bank of Eastern and Central Africa, and has continued to conserve the indigenous local animals of Ankole, Zebu and Mubende goats and Small East African goat. During the reporting period, three thousand five hundred (3500) animals were conserved at the center farms of Nshaara, Ruhengyere, Sanga, Kasolwe and Lusenke.The conserved animals include the Small East African goat, Mubende goat, Kigezi goat ,East African short horned Zebu and Ankole long horned cattle.

  The Ex Situ in vivo conservation of Indigenous Animal Genetic Resources include: Ankole breed at Nshaara, Mubende Goats at Ruhengyere, other small east African goats at Kasolwe and Sanga, the short Horn Zebu cattle conserved in Kasolwe- Kamuli.

  Cryopreservation (Under Liquid Nitrogen) Conservation has continued at the Gene Banks in Entebbe.

  Production of improved chicken to improve the poultry genetics for improved production and productivity in the country:

  Through NAGRC&DB, NRM has maintained a parent stock of 3,200 birds at the Livestock experimental Station. The programme has produced three 391,235 day Old and Brooded chicks (4-5 weeks). These were distributed to 1000 households in 50 districts which has accumulated the total number of Kuroiler birds to Two million, two hundred sixty one thousand three hundred fifty five (2, 261,355 ) these were extended to over six thousand (6,000) households in 91 Districts of Uganda.

  Our farmers exported 20,000 Day-Old-Chicks and 20,000 fertilized eggs to the regional markets until suspected Avian Influenza led to stalling.

  These kuroiler interventions in the communities provide a potential contribution of 1,110,000 egg laying units with potential to lay 222,000,000 eggs per year at low input (back yard), which will enable our farmers to earn about UGX 111 Billion from the high value eggs. The kuroilers being raised by our farmers in the reporting period will cumulatively produce 600,000 metric tons of chicken meat valued at UGX 60 Billion.

  Breeding and Production of improved goats for farmers:

  Through NAGRC&DB, NRM is committed to improving the countrys flock of goats through pure breeding, crossbreeding and conservation. In the reporting period, a total of 964 goats were produced and reared at Ruhengyere, Nshaara, Sanga, Rubona and Kasolwe ranches for future extension to farmers in order to improve their flocks for increased production and productivity through improved weight gain.

  Production of improved pig breeds for farmers:

  Through NAGR&DB, NRM government continues to promote breeding programs for ruminants that have a short to medium term impact on our farming households. In the reporting period, three hundred and seventy two (372) piglets of camborough, large white and landrace breeds were produced at our ranches. The ranches also weaned and distributed over 1000 pigs to 500 households from 80 Districts of Uganda.

  Production of semen for improvement of dairy and beef breeds in the country:

  Trough NAGRC&DB, NRM has successfully maintained the National bull stud and the total number of doses of semen produced and availed to farmers stood at 41200 doses in the reporting period for utilization by farmers across the country to improve their herds. The semen supported the massive synchronization exercise cattle cordials of western Uganda, Northern, Central region and Eastern Uganda for massive production of quality beef animals to feed the growing abattoirs.

  Through NAGRC&DB NRM has produced forty six thousand six hundred and ninety three ( 46,693) litres of liquid Nitrogen to maintain the countrys semen banks and intensified Artificial insemination services in the country for increased access to improved animal genetics in the cheapest way.

  Establishment and maintenance of various pastures germplasm:

  Through NAGRC&DB, NRM has successfully established 1square mile of different livestock forages aimed at availing quality feeds to the institutions pool of livestock species (cattle, goats, swine and poultry), and contribute to availability of improved pasture seed to livestock farmers in the country and act as a model training ground. Currently the science has been extended to two thousand two hundred (2,200) farmers. This intervention brings the total number of households reached with this technology to five thousand (5000).

8.

Uganda Export Promotion Board

 

 

(i)   Number of producers accessing regional and international markets.

  2,822 producers in the districts of Adjumani, Lamwo and Kitgum affiliated to an exporter of organic sesame - sensitized on food-safety requirements for EU

  500 cocoa farmers in Bundibugyo sensitized on producing for export and export market requirements to supply to exporting companies

  80 fruits and vegetable producers sensitized on food safety requirement for the EU market

  46 grain producers, processor and traders in the greater Iganga region sensitized on export quality management for grains (maize)

  Fifty (50) hot pepper and chilli producers in the Luweero-Nakaseke area sensitized on the new EU market entry requirements

(ii)  Direct linkage to export markets (Export Opportunity Identification, Information Dissemination & Linkage)

  135 export opportunities (majorly for agricultural products such as coffee, maize, tea and beans) identified and disseminated 103 export opportunities identified and disseminated including supporting exporters to actualize these opportunities

  Establishment of two (2) market information centres in Agago and Otuke district

(iii) Support to MSMES to participate in trade fairs and promotional events

Enterprise Product-development support

  Upto ten(10) horticultural exporters supported to participate in MacFrut 2017

  UEPB in collaboration with TFO Canada trained and linked twelve (12) specialty textile (handicrafts) producers to buyers in Canada Four (4) shea butter processing companies supported to showcase at the Rwanda International Trade Fair

  Thirteen (13) companies supported to participate in MacFrut 2018

  UEPB in collaboration with UNBS and NEMA supported the development of missing shea-butter related standards and certification of products of upto ten (10) companies

  Four (4) tea processors supported in attaining GMP certification to access the Middle East market directly

(iv)         Number of private sector trained

  4,000 horticultural, cocoa, maize and beans farmers training on various market-entry requirements and producing for export4,000 horticultural, cocoa, maize and beans farmers training on various market-entry requirements and producing for export

  523 exporters of various products trained on complying with export market requirements

  Twenty-five (25) potential exporting companies oriented on exporting horticulture products 600 exporters of various products trained on complying with export market requirements

  Twenty (25) potential exporters registered and oriented quarterly on export requirements and procedures

  18,771 potential and active exporters guided and supported on various exports matters and/or provided with market information physically (walk-in clients) and online

  48,868 potential and active exporters guided and supported on various exports matters and/or provided with market information physically (walk-in clients) and online

  1,050 people reached through various joint engagements with partners such as URA, NAADS, MAAIF and SEATINI 115 people reached through various joint activities with partners such as URA and MAAIF

  100 SMEs assessed and guided on export-readiness 25 companies trained and prepared for exports

9.

National Agricultural Advisory Services

 

 

  Seeds: 22,048,281Kgs of maize seed; 6,887,499Kgs of Bean seed; 222,000Kgs Rice seed; 215,229Kgs of Soya Bean seed; 86,409Kgs of Simsim seed; 128,200Kgs of Sorghum seed and 109,585Kgs of Groundnut seed; 72,000Kgs cow peas seed.

 

  Vegetative planting materials/seedlings: 384,735,356Tea Seedlings; 58,333,333Coffee Seedlings ; 38,651,563 Citrus Seedlings; 23,498,513 Mango Seedlings; 17,615,757 Cocoa Seedlings; 1,905,662 Apple seedlings; 459,218 bags of Cassava cuttings; 31,060 bags of Irish potato; 3,088,904 tissue cultured Banana plantlets; 29,678,640 pineapple suckers; 1,883,179 Passion fruits; 4,524 Ginger (bags); 70,000 Grapes (potted cuttings).

 

  Livestock: 12,428 Dairy heifers; 3,412 Beef cattle (bulls) ; 4,049 Piglets/gilts; Poultry materials 632,497 chicks (mostly layers, broilers) and 1,768,294 Kgs of poultry feeds (Chick & duck mash); 6,160 improved goats; 29 Apiary Units;100 Sheep 120 Artificial Insemination Kits and trained 28 A.I technicians; 34,800 of doses cattle semen; 30,186 litres Liquid nitrogen; 12,000 Kgs of Pasture seed; Fish materials: 4,852,992Tilapia fingerlings; 2,435,554 catfish fingerlings; 116,571mirrorcarp fingerlings; 352,773 Kgs of fish feeds; Supported (through financing) the procurement of 2,800 young bulls through the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) for fattening at Katonga farm for the Abattoirs under the Meat Export Support Services Project (MESSP).

  Value Addition: 3 sets of Juice processing equipment; 41 sets of Maize milling equipment; 37 Maize cribs; 69 units of Milk coolers with matching generators and 29 starter kits for Honey production and processing; 1 cassava drier installed

  Agro-machinery/Farm implements & Infrastructure: 453,000 Hand hoes; 40 Tractors & farm implements; 404 Motorised knapsack sprayers; 18 Solar water pumping system; 10 Community Grain stores (established in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP)) at 10 sites in 10 DLGS in the Central, Southwest and Mid-western Uganda; 1 Fish hatchery; Supported (through financing) the procurement for design and construction of holding grounds and quarantine stations through the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) for slaughter stock at Katonga farm under the Meat Export Support Services Project(MESSP); Construction civil works for the proposed structure to house the Nangabo Poultry Hatchery Project, Wakiso District

 

 

 

 

10.

Microsoft Support Centre Ltd

 

 

Data under compilation