We finance projects with a focus on increasing production and productivity of agriculture at farm level for both small-holder and large-scale farmers, making consideration for the changing climate situation in Uganda. The funding is intended to enable farmers access needed inputs such as seeds, fertilizers and others. The Bank also supports acquisition of appropriate technologies that aid production, post-harvest handling, processing and storage facilities. We focus on the value chain as identified in the NDP 3, with key interest in supporting farmers in the following;
(a) acquisition of farm inputs (fertilizer, seed, chemicals etc.)
(b) acquisition of mechanization equipment (tractors & implements, combine harvesters)
(c) improvement in farm production technology (acquisition of water for production infrastructure)
(d) improvement in breeds and varieties of livestock and crop (purchase of quality heifers, improved seed varieties)
(e) support to general farm activities (working capital for labor expenses)
(f) harvest and post handling management (finance purchase harvesting machines, threshing machines, construction of storage warehouses or silos, drying racks, drying yards, purchase of drying tarpaulins among others).
The bank supports Agro-industrialization to be able to increase the value of agricultural produce and enhance Uganda’s competitiveness, boost foreign exchange earnings, reduce post harvest wastage, enhance food security as well as improve livelihoods for Ugandans. The support is provided through the various stages of the value chain focusing on adding value to agricultural output. In these areas the bank finances the following;
(a) purchase of Agro-processing equipment needed to add value to the agriculture produce.
(b) construction of factory warehouses, plant and machinery.
(c) provision of needed working capital to finance the operations of the business.
(d) financing post-harvest handling such as storage equipment like silos.