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SOCIAL IMPACT & SUSTAINABILITY

General

In Uganda, agriculture employs approximately 80% of the rural population and accounts for around 23% of the local GDP [as per World Bank data]. Many smallholder farmers operate on land often as small as 0.5 to 1 hectare and are restricted to subsistence farming. The fertilizer use rate lies between 1 to 3 kg / ha per year compared to up to 150 kg / ha in Asia and the achieved yield rates are very far below world average [as per World Bank data]. In addition, smallholder farmers are often logistically disconnected from market access and do not have sufficient manpower to organize distribution in addition to their activities on the field


Grainpulse together with the engagement of the K+S Group aims to increase yields in the country through quality and needs-based agro-inputs and agronomic advisory and to provide market access to smallholder farmers to achieve transparent market prices. We work together with different farmer groups and other stakeholders to support value creation along the whole value chain


For further information on the respective activities please consult the information on our various business segments

(Coffee, Grain, Fertilizer)

GRAINPULSE – Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) project
(Fertilizer Blends for Ugandan Crops – FEBUCS)

Grainpulse Ltd. is producing crop specific NPK fertilizer blends for maize, bean/soybeans, coffee, banana, tomato, sorghum, barley, rice & finger millet, Irish potato, cassava & sweet potato, sunflower. Grainpulse is scaling up production as market adoption is increased through on-farm demonstrations supported by Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. Demonstrations were set up in fourteen districts namely: Buikwe, Iganga, Masaka, Mpigi, Mubende, Mityana, Kiboga located in Lake Victoria Crescent; Kamwenge, Ibanda, Kiryandongo, Masindi, Hoima located in Western Mid-altitude Farmlands and Ntungamo, Kasese located in Western Medium High Farmlands. The purpose of the demos are : a) to demonstrate and popularize fertilizer use, b) evaluate the agronomic and economic benefits of newly developed fertilizer blends, c) train farmers and other stakeholders on the use of FOT to optimize profits from use of blended fertilizers. This will result in increased awareness by farmers and other stakeholders of the potential of fertilizers to increase crop yield, hence the demand for fertilizers will increase which will drive increased efficiency in supply

To learn more about the AGRA project that was implemented by Grainpulse in 14 districts in Uganda in 2018 click on link below:

https://agra.org/crop-specific-fertilizers-promise-more-than-optimal-yield-for-ugandas-smallholder-farmers/