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Fresh Fruit and vegetable value chain development through provision of cold storage facilities in Masaka District- Uganda

I would like to provide cold storage facilities for small holders farmers involved in the production of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

My Idea is to assist small holder farmers be in position to save their fresh produce by having access to cold storage facilities since most of them have been forced to sell their produce at give away prices or see them rot due to lack of storage facilities. My idea shall solve the problem of low income earning from sale of their fresh produce since they will be able to get better income and be assured of a better livelihood.

WHO BENEFITS?

This venture shall benefit 5000 small holder farmers in masaka district

WHERE WILL YOUR IDEA BE IMPLEMENTED?

In Uganda

ARE YOU IMPLEMENTING IN AN ELIGIBLE COUNTRY?

  • Yes

EXPERTISE IN SECTOR

  • I’ve worked in a sector related to my idea for over a year

EXPERIENCE IN IMPLEMENTATION COUNTRY(IES)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

Fresh fruit and vegetable farmers in Masaka District losses 40% of their produce before they reach the market due to lack of cold storage facilities for their fresh produce. I want to establish  small cold storage facilities at every collecting center and a big  cold storage facility in Masaka town which will serve as a warehouse and processing plant for all perishable fruits and vegetables. This will save farmers from losing their fresh produce and at the same time get better prices since their should be assured of a prolonged shelf life of their fresh produce

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Godfrey Bukenya Our organization has established a low-cost cold store in Ethiopia using a great tool called a CoolBot. www.storeitcold.com If you are exploring different ideas for development cold facilitiesm I'd suggest you try it out. Their website has fantastic resources.

With your idea I was a little confused with the business model. Do you (a) intend to lease space in the cold store for farmers to store their own produce, (b) intend to purchase the produce and store it there yourself, or (c) something else? 

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thank you very much for your comment. I think we need to try out you cold facility it may  work for us.
about the business model, the company shall be co-owned by the farmers so that they own the cold  facility and who  ever stores his/her produce pays for its maintenance.

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