Farmers Appeal to World Bank for Support as the Subsidized Agro Input Project Winds Up.

The farmers made the appeal on Wednesday during a World Bank- MAAIF mission tour of beneficiaries of the project, implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) in Eastern districts of Bugweri, Kaliro, Mbale and Kumi, that ended on Thursday. Under the E-Voucher System, farmers contributed a certain percentage towards the purchase…

Investor bullish about snack food in Uganda

Pearl Capital Partners, a private equity firm operating in Uganda, recently invested in snack food manufacturer Newman Foods via its Yield Uganda Investment Fund. This is the fund’s 14th investment in the Ugandan agribusiness and food sector. Jeanette Clark speaks to Wanjohi Ndagu, co-managing partner at Pearl Capital Partners, about the motivation for the investment, the potential he sees in the snacks industry and opportunities to export food products to the wider East African region.