On 15th May 2017, Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi) entered into partnership with Monitor Publications Ltd to fund the 2017 Seeds of Gold campaign with UGX 100,000,000 to support the execution of the farm clinics and the Climate Smart Symposium. Approximately 80% of Ugandans depend on agriculture either as their main occupation, supplementary source of income […]
The aBi Trust strategy supports market-driven enterprises using a value chain approach for specific commodity groups (sub sectors) were six value chains are being supported. These include: maize; pulses, coffee, oilseeds, Horticulture and Dairy.
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Financial Services Development (FSD) targets to supports activities which aim at increasing access to financial services to Value Chain actors. The FSD’s immediate objective is to increase availability and usage of financial services through wider and deeper delivery mechanisms.
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aBi currently works in 65 out of 112 Districts in Uganda, reaching tens of thousands of farmers through more than 100 implementing partners (IPs). In addition, our investment arm, aBi Finance Limited focuses on risk management and return-on-investment for agribusiness undertakings and investments across the country.
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aBi Group participated in the just concluded Northern Uganda Agricultural Business Initiative Expo in Lira District from 10th to 14th April 2017. The expo targeted all agribusiness stakeholders from the Lango Sub Region, Northern Uganda. The main objective of aBi Group’s participation was to tap the northern Uganda agribusiness window opportunity as a means of […]
By: Josephine Omunyidde Zhane Bernadette Achiro (center) and group members with their solar equipment they acquired through a loan from Pride Microfinance supported by aBi Trust. Bernadette Achiro is the chairperson of a womens’group in Pader district that is borrowing money from Pride Microfinance. They formed the group in 2014 and have been borrowing […]
With the progress being made in agriculture, Uganda is on the verge of becoming an agricultural powerhouse. And as such, efforts to promote the sector need to be supported, Mr Andre Dellevoet, the group chief executive officer, Agricultural Business Initiative Trust (aBi Trust), said yesterday while handing over a Shs50m cheque to Monitor Publications […]
Most of the dairy producers in Uganda are smallholders, so taxation could be detrimental to the industry. Dairy farmers under Uganda Crane Creameries Cooperatives Union (UCCCU) have expressed fears over taxation, which government intends to levy on incomes as a hindrance to development of the industry. In a meeting held in Mbarara recently, they were […]
Swedish Embassy renews engagement with aBi to strengthen competitiveness of Uganda´s agricultural and agro-processing sectors
The Embassy of Sweden has renewed its partnership with the Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi) Trust and the Embassy of Denmark for continued support for the year 2015-2018. The support to aBi Trust will be provided as delegated cooperation through the Embassy of Denmark. By improving capacity of value chains in coffee, maize, oil seeds, pulses, dairy and horticulture […]
Coffee production in Uganda is expected to increase this year following intervention by aBi Trust through its coffee Value Chain Development programme. aBi’s Value Chain Development programmes are aimed at supporting the Private Sector by building a self sustaining Competitiveness and Investment Climate Strategy in Uganda. Coffee is Uganda’s traditional cash crop grown in most […]
Losing a job at 27 can be trying for any ambitious man and many are left frustrated. But Robert Matsiko did not despair, go frantically job-hunting, or seek solace in alcohol. In 1995, Matsiko was a field assistant officer in the ministry of agriculture, animal industry and fisheries, when retrenchment kicked him out, with a […]
By Josephine Omunyidde Zhane Gender for Growth (G4G) has grown rural household incomes in 20 districts through supporting more women to access land and control resources aimed at boosting family livelihoods. Gender for Growth (G4G) is implemented by aBi with funding from the Danish International Development Agency (Danida) to a tune of Euros […]
By Joshua Kato It was drizzling in the morning. For the last one week, Sarah Kisakye, a house wife in Nakaseke district had been preparing her land for planting. But then, she has got one worry, her husband`s attitude. “He contributes very little during the ploughing, planting and harvesting seasons, he only […]