Cocoa processor, trader and exporter, integral to the long-term development of Uganda’s cocoa industry.
Smallholder cocoa farmers in Uganda’s Western province are subject to price fluctuations on the international markets and increasing competition from West Africa. SDU support is enabling Esco to increase value chain efficiencies with minimal impact on its high technical standards. By introducing technology to facilitate training by video, improving processes and streamlining the certification processes, Esco’s product quality can be maintained with a much leaner and more cost-effective team.
|Investment||Total invested||Investment type||Start date|
|Esco Uganda Ltd||-||Technical assistance||2018|
|Great Lakes Coffee||$3,000,000||Debt / Equity||2018|
|Gulu Agricultural Development Company (GADC)||$5,000,000||Debt / Equity & Technical assistance||2016|
|Nakifuma Farming Company||$2,600,000||Debt / Equity||2019|
|Uzima Chicken (Uganda)||-||Technical assistance||2019|