Meat processors providing quality packaged halal meat

Meat processors providing quality packaged halal meat

Meat processors providing quality packaged halal meat Sector: Food Year of establishment: 2017 Investment need: 150,000 USD    Company description The company is newly founded and is located at the slaughterhouse which is its parent company that has been in existence for more than 30 years. They will do value addition of meat; initially focusing on mincing meat and the production of sausages. The company is a family owned butchery business, slaughtering cattle, sheep and goats according to halal standards. Started in the 1970s, incorporated in 1991. Investment opportunity The parent company has an approved loan facility by the Uganda Development Bank, which will be used to modernize the facility making it the first ‘halal automated abattoir’ in Uganda slaughtering according to international standards. Value can be added by building a meat processing facility on site to produce sausages and minced meat. For this, the company is seeking $ 150,000 to buy machinery  including mixers and packers and  also remodel the facility which will operate the processing plant. Entrepreneurial team The founder of the company has more than 30 years experience in the meat industry and traveled multiple times to Kuwait, the Netherlands, Kenya and Germany to learn more about beef handling and slaughterhouse management. The daughter of the founder holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Makerere University and is in charge of the financials and day to day running of the slaughterhouse. The other shareholders are also daughters and graduates from Makerere University. Social impact Packaging meat in a proper way without risks of health hazards for consumers Employing 6 extra people at the meat processing facility, with...
Leading inclusive avocado farm with a diversified product and services portfolio

Leading inclusive avocado farm with a diversified product and services portfolio

Leading inclusive avocado farm with a diversified product and services portfolio Sector: Agriculture Year of establishment: 2011 Investment need: 150,000 USD    Company description The company was established in 2011, is an organically certified agricultural farm growing avocados, mangos, jackfruit and herbs on 1064 acres of land. The majority of their fruits, +/- 75%, are grown on their own farm; the remaining 25% is purchased via outgrowers. In total, the company works with 365 farmers. Currently, avocados are sold to local consumers on the nearby Victoria Islands, exported to Kenya and sold via traders to the Middle East. Currently, the company processes on a small scale avocado seeds into herbal tea & medication which is sold to local customers. Recently, the farm launched an agri-tourism program, as there is a growing interest under the elite for agri- tourism and education. Mainly, children and agri-students can do farm trails and learn how to farm. Investment Opportunity The company is looking to purchase machinery for the processing of its avocado seeds. The investment need equals 150.000 USD and includes machinery to (1) crush the seed, (2) sundry the seed and (3) turn it into powder and process herbs for sale. Entrepreneurial Team A couple are the founders and owners of this large farm. They studied health and agricultural economics and started the farm in 2001 and grew it over the years. Social impact Avocados are a healthy addition to the monotonous diets of Ugandans. The agri-tourism teaches urban elite how to grow multiple crops on a small farm. Not mono- cropping but diversity, generating revenues and food security. The company employs 60...
Integrated commercial grains processing, animal feed and poultry farm by innovative operations

Integrated commercial grains processing, animal feed and poultry farm by innovative operations

Integrated commercial grains processing, animal feed and poultry farm by innovative operations Sector: Agriculture Year of establishment: 2012 Investment need: 560,000 USD  Company Description The Company was established in 2012 as a commercial poultry farm specialising in the production of table eggs, maize and commercial feeds. In 2013 and 2014 the company ran successfully on deep litter, reaching 85-90% of chicken laying eggs, instead market average of 70%. The company is looking to move into a cage system to house more chicken and increase production and have a more efficient operations. The company has halted production as it installs mechanised system of farming and pre-ordered equipment for installation of 3 silos, a dryer and feed processing machine. The company showed turnover growth from $ 89.000 in 2013 to $ 363.000 in 2015 in the same period, profit margin grew from -24% to 41%. Investment Opportunity The company needs an investment to expand and mechanize the farm. The company identifies 3 main sources of revenue: sales of eggs, production and sales of high quality dried maize and poultry feed.    Entrepreneur and Team The company is family owned and has managed to keep the core team of its workers onboard even when they halted production to install machinery. Impact Eggs are the cheapest source of protein to a developing nation like Uganda, diversifying one-sided diets. The farm employs numerous people and trains them in farm practices. Quality dried maize and feeds allow other poultry farmers to run a profitable poultry business.  ...
Leading egg producer in Eastern Uganda through innovative methods

Leading egg producer in Eastern Uganda through innovative methods

Leading egg producer in Eastern Uganda through innovative methods Sector: Agriculture Year of establishment: 2007 Turnover 2015: 200,000 USD Investment need: 150,000 USD    Product, market and potential The Company was established in 2007 with only 500 birds, the farm has grown its operations to over 17,000 birds mainly layers for egg production, the farm currently produces over 250 trays of eggs daily. In 2011, the Company diversified with a piggery unit currently housing 300 pigs and also offers capacity building training for youth and farmers in collaboration with AVSI an International NGO. The eggs are mainly sold in Eastern Uganda due to the high demand with some exports to Kenya while the piglets are sold locally to farmers for rearing and the mature pigs sold in the local markets for slaughter. The growth in the poultry subsector in the country has not been able to match the growing demand for the poultry products especially for local breeds both domestically and in the regional markets. Entrepreneur and Team The farm was established by a civil engineer by profession with over 10 years of experience in poultry farming. Currently the farm employs 20 permanent staff and over 30 casual laborers. Investment need The company seeks an investment of 150,000 USD. It intends to expand its business operations and invest in more poultry houses, increased number of layers so as to increase production from 250 to 500 trays of eggs daily. This will be achieved by increasing the current number of layers on the farm from 17,000 to 27,000. The growth in the eggs production will require capital investment in construction of...
Mixed farm enterprise using environmentally friendly innovations and a vibrant network of farmers

Mixed farm enterprise using environmentally friendly innovations and a vibrant network of farmers

Mixed farm enterprise using environmentally friendly innovations and a vibrant network of farmers Sector: Agriculture Year of establishment: 2000 (formally registered 2008) Turnover 2016: 670,000 USD (2015: 600,000 USD) Investment need: 285,000 USD Product, market and potential The company started out trading in cereals such as maize and sim sim and then expanded into livestock and fish farming in ponds and cages as well as production of fish fry.  The Company are currently the largest fish farm in Northern Uganda and supply fish to South Sudan, Western Kenya, Eastern Congo and Rwanda. The fish farm provides over 70% of the Company revenues and this is complimented with revenues from grains and livestock. The current market demand for fish outstrips the supply with customers requiring over 10 tonnes per week while the Company produces only 10 tonnes per month whilst utilizing only 20% of current capacity. Entrepreneur and Team The Company was founded by two youth who were looking to make a difference in the lives of farmers by offering fairer prices than the middlemen. They have since won national farming awards for their excellence in farming and are certified by the National Bureau of Standard. The Company has in the past gotten technical assistance from PUM experts to improve their farming methods. Investment need The Company’s revenue has grown steadily over the years with year on year growth of over 20% for the last four years. The Company is looking to raise debt financing to modernize its facilities, equipment and working capital. The largest cost in fish farming is the fish feeds so the company is looking to procure...