Source(s) of financing ADF: 2860000 Government: 300000
Implementing Agency: MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE - FORESTRY
The principal objectives of the project is to study the feasibility of developing wheat and barkey and setting up a meat plant in Uganda.
The project consists of institutional support to the present wheat and barley production (one cereals breeder; two agronomists and one agricultural economist) and a study on the feasibility of the development of weat and barley in Uganda as well as the feasibility to improve wheat milling facilities, installing small mills and the feasibility of establishing a barley malt plant.
The project will lead to increased production of wheat and barley for the bakery and brewery industries. Wheat and barley are grown, largely by smallscale farmers who will benefit from the project through technology transfer generation of rural incomes and employment. Since most farmers are women, the project will uplift the socio-economic status of the women.
Uganda is endowed with climated and soil conditions favourable for the growing of wheat and barley. However because during the civil strife most information regarding the technology and wheat and barley development was destroyed, the project intends to provide this information experimental production which will be used as an input into the study to develop these crops.