Uganda Successes

Uganda Successes: Cotton Gin Improves Surrounding Communities

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In April 2012 Rick attended a TechnoServe East Africa regional meeting in Kampala, Uganda, which also involved a field trip to a successful project: a cotton gin.  Mutuma Commercial Agencies ltd (MCAL) was established in 1998 by Mr. Amos Mugisha as a ginning enterprise in Kiyunga about 60 miles northeast of Kampala. The company today […]

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Uganda Successes: Buikwe Dairy Cooperative

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Starting late 2007, TechnoServe Uganda significantly expanded its country projects to include dairy, horticulture, cotton, and women entrepreneurs. In the fall of 2008 Wendy and a couple of TechnoServe business advisors drove 50 kilometers for 1.5 hours over battered pavement then bumpy dirt roads to the town of Lugazi in the Mukono District east of […]

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Uganda Successes: Matooke Banana Farm Co-operatives

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In August, 2007, Rick and Wendy learned about the then-main TechnoServe Uganda project underway: organizing farmers of Matooke (ma-TOH-kay) bananas, the country’s main staple.  These are starch banana which when removed from the still-green skins are cooked, crushed, and served like mashed white potatoes. Ntungu West was the first of three villages we visited near […]

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