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Uganda

Agriculture & Livelihoods

 

Dried pineapple to support smallholder farmers

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The Problem

When Moses inherited nearly 500 acres of land on a remote island in Uganda, he found that many people were living there illegally, trying to make a living from farming but facing the everyday challenges of  poverty. The farmers lacked access to markets and the know-how for efficient agriculture.

The Solution

Moses founded Jali Organic, a premium manufacturer of dried fruits and green coffee, focusing on Bussi Island’s native fruit, pineapple. The company markets its products in the international organic dried fruit market. Its main customers are international export distributors and a UK-based dried fruit wholesaler.

The Impact

The company abides by the international fair price policy, supporting smallholder farmers with fair loans and prices to promote food security. Higher incomes for the farmers, means a hand out of poverty for the Bussi island residents.

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