Uzima Chicken (Uganda)

Distributor of chicks, accelerating the expansion of Uganda's egg market.

Project information

$490,760
Committed budget
$204,300
Budget dispersed
Village chickens
Partner focus
Committed budget
Budget dispersed
Partner focus

Expected impact

2,272

Microentrepreneurs established as agents

200,000
Smallholder farmers linked to market
$61

Increase in smallholder farmers' annual income

Microentrepreneurs established as agents

Smallholder farmers linked to market

Increase in smallholder farmers' annual income

SDU role

AgDevCo’s SDU is accelerating Uzima’s expansion into the Ugandan market. Its committed budget is contributing to the recruitment, training and salary of Uzima’s veterinary staff and the costs of distributing day-old chicks efficiently across Uzima’s agent network. Both services are vital to successful market expansion and the anticipated positive impact of up to 200,000 smallholder farmers. Increased poultry meat and egg consumption in the local communities will also improve current low protein diets and fight malnutrition.

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
Uzima Chicken (Uganda) - Technical assistance 2019