aBi partners with Pride Microfinance to support farmers in community banking and clean technology

By: Josephine Omunyidde Zhane Bernadette Achiro (center) and group members with their solar equipment they acquired through a loan from Pride Microfinance supported by aBi Trust.   Bernadette Achiro is the chairperson of a womens’group in Pader district that is borrowing money from Pride Microfinance. They formed the group in 2014 and have been borrowing […]

Monitor Publications, aBi Trust partner in farm clinic drive

  With the progress being made in agriculture, Uganda is on the verge of becoming an agricultural powerhouse. And as such, efforts to promote the sector need to be supported, Mr Andre Dellevoet, the group chief executive officer, Agricultural Business Initiative Trust (aBi Trust), said yesterday while handing over a Shs50m cheque to Monitor Publications […]

Dairy farmers protest milk tax

Most of the dairy producers in Uganda are smallholders, so taxation could be detrimental to the industry. Dairy farmers under Uganda Crane Creameries Cooperatives Union (UCCCU) have expressed fears over taxation, which government intends to levy on incomes as a hindrance to development of the industry. In a meeting held in Mbarara recently, they were […]

aBi Trust Registers Success in Boosting Uganda’s Coffee Value Chain

Coffee production in Uganda is expected to increase this year following intervention by aBi Trust through its coffee Value Chain Development programme.  aBi’s Value Chain Development programmes are aimed at supporting the Private Sector by building a self sustaining Competitiveness and Investment Climate Strategy in Uganda. Coffee is Uganda’s traditional cash crop grown in most […]

Swedish Embassy renews engagement with aBi to strengthen competitiveness of Uganda´s agricultural and agro-processing sectors

The Embassy of Sweden has renewed its partnership with the Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi) Trust and the Embassy of Denmark for continued support for the year 2015-2018. The support to aBi Trust will be provided as delegated cooperation through the Embassy of Denmark. By improving capacity of value chains in coffee, maize, oil seeds, pulses, dairy and horticulture […]

From retrenchment to a millionaire businessman

Losing a job at 27 can be trying for any ambitious man and many are left frustrated. But Robert Matsiko did not despair, go frantically job-hunting, or seek solace in alcohol. In 1995, Matsiko was a field assistant officer in the ministry of agriculture, animal industry and fisheries, when retrenchment kicked him out, with a […]

Women-focused project Gender for Growth (G4G) doubles farming incomes in Uganda

Women-focused project Gender for Growth (G4G) doubles farming incomes in Uganda

By Josephine Omunyidde Zhane                     Gender for Growth (G4G) has grown rural household incomes in 20 districts through supporting more women to access land and control resources aimed at boosting family livelihoods. Gender for Growth (G4G) is implemented by aBi with funding from the Danish International Development Agency (Danida) to a tune of Euros […]

Family farming helps enhance women’s gains from agriculture

Family farming helps enhance women’s gains from agriculture

By Joshua Kato       It was drizzling in the morning. For the last one week, Sarah Kisakye, a house wife in Nakaseke district had been preparing her land for planting. But then, she has got one worry, her husband`s attitude. “He contributes very little during the ploughing, planting and harvesting seasons, he only […]

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Financial Services Officer

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Liaise with financial Institutions to expand financial services in all areas of agribusiness lending and other products. Provide technical guidance to improve and strengthen financial services for agricultural and agribusiness enterprises and broader finance and investment issues impacting on rural finance and value chain development; Participating in design and implementation of aBi […]