Shares!Uganda Limited

Ugandan aggregator, processor and exporter of organic agricultural commodities.

Project information

$512,500
Committed budget
$256,000
Budget dispersed
Sesame, chia and chilli
Partner focus
Committed budget
Budget disbursed
Partner focus

Expected impact

30

Jobs created / maintained

32,000
Smallholder farmers linked to market
$160

Increase in smallholder farmers' annual income

Jobs created / maintained

Smallholder farmers linked to market

Increase in smallholder farmers' annual income

SDU role

The SDU is supporting Shares!Uganda, an aggregator, processor and exporter of organic agricultural commodities sourced from smallholder farmers in Northern Uganda. With the help of the SDU, Shares!Uganda is expanding the number of organic-certified farmers it procures from and strengthening its extension services with new trainings, demo plots, and additional resources for extension officers. The partnership is also increasing access to finance for smallholder farmers through the establishment of Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) as well as the digitisation of Shares’ buying and certification processes. 

Our investments in Uganda

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
Shares!Uganda Limited - Technical assistance 2019
Uzima Chicken (Uganda) - Technical assistance 2019