I am Ronald Denye, 29 years old, from Uganda. I do agriculture as business innovatively, and Information Technology (IT) by profession and also an agripreneur.
My project is to add value to Soybean before reaching targeted market. Soybean growing as project is done in the districts of Kiboga and Kyankwanzi part of central Uganda.
From our study, the product has a lot of values to support the community for example crop supports natural soil fertility, high nutrients prevent malnutrition in people, its on high demand, used for making feeds among others including food security in most homes.
The soybean season outputs from farmers range from 29691 – 40,000 kgs depending on the favor of conditions from natural hazards to government policies or stakeholder involvement.
Soybean has two varieties grown, mark soy2n and mark soy3n and each has different requirement during the harvesting and marketing to the clients and k3 takes it all because its easy to be handled by farmers and fetches a bit higher price when ready.
I will achieve this by Farmer Multilevel Leadership (FML) where by will appoint farmer leaders who will be trained with knowledge need to do the value chain handling monitoring the crops from inputs to post harvesting through other area farmers. I will do also supervision, provision of drying materials and extension services towards real market.
Identified the two types of Soybean 2n and 3n which are doing well in the area. Just trying to find out the soil components to other areas by some students from Makerere University which maybe future expansion. Farmers are ready to provide more land / cultivate more acres as long as they fetch high price for the produce and want to work on sustainable value addition giving them win-win situation.
The success of the project will be measured on differences in the farmers and communities around when we get provision of employment on value chain, increased knowledge of stakeholders, quantity and quality of the product through post harvest handling, making M.O.Us with the highly paying market to sell the product and increased social–economic status.
The funds will be divided in phases according to value chain of the product (Soybean) from input to post harvesting.
Time frame: 2 month – Amount $2300
Activity: Farmer and land preparations, database arrangement (Number of farmers, acres to be cultivated and season), Seed Mobilization.
Time frame: 1 month – Amount $1200
Activity: Capacity building to farmer leaders, Seed distribution, structure implementation and follow-ups
Time frame: 2 month – Amount $ 1500
Activity: Capacity building to Soybean checkup and post handling, provision of some materials mostly at storage areas, packaging and marketing
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