Social Impact & Sustainability
Providing Support to Farmers
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).