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aBi seeks to cut interest rates down to 5 percent


Q: During the recent US Agricultural Trade Mission meeting in Kampala, you hinted something on repayable, concessional financing, a financing which you plan to offer in the medium term. You also said you will work out deals with finance institutions, to bring down the 12% interest that the Agricultural Credit Facility at BOU (ACF) offered […]

The state of agribusiness in Uganda


Agribusiness in Uganda is in a crisis. The case of the Uganda Land Alliance where large fraud and misuse of donor funds was detected, doesn’t stand alone. It is rather symbolic for a much wider trend, as demonstrated by the growing number of non-performing loans in the banking sector, which were partly due to the […]

Growing the agriculture sector through partnerships


In the face of scarce resources with competing priorities, the significance of employing a true partnership to leverage resources in Agribusiness Development cannot be over emphasized. Currently, there is a high and growing demand for agricultural produce locally, regionally and globally, the biggest challenge clearly lies in the supply side. The effects of climate change […]

aBi pursuing a GREEN GROWTH STRATEGY


aBi is proud to be associated with the Seeds of Gold initiative of Monitor Publications Ltd as it is in line with our strategic objective of strengthening the competitiveness of Uganda’s agricultural and agro-processing sectors, through provision of various interventions including: Value Chain Development (dairy, horticulture, coffee, cereals, pulses and oilseeds); Financial Services Development (including […]

SEEDS OF GOLD 2017 CAMPAIGN: PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN aBi TRUST AND MONITOR PUBLICATIONS LTD.


  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 […]

ABi GROUP PARTICIPATES IN THE NORTHERN UGANDA AGRI-BUSINESS EXPO, FROM 10TH – 15TH APRIL 2017


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 […]

aBi partners with Pride Microfinance to support farmers in community banking and clean technology


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 […]

Monitor Publications, aBi Trust partner in farm clinic drive


  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 […]

Dairy farmers protest milk tax


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 […]

aBi Trust Registers Success in Boosting Uganda’s Coffee Value Chain


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 […]