Uganda is 2nd in world production of non-dessert banana. Highest occupation for the rural population c75% but mostly poor Highest calorie resource base c60% therefore fresh matooke market was not viable as a growth strategy. Uganda has no position in the vibrant world banana Market Matooke status is a low value commodity High post harvest losses 40% Matooke no viable market entry point on the world market Uganda landlocked therefore resorts to airfreight for fresh dessert banana to niche markets.
There was no specific strategic/policy intervention to help Uganda harness her excess matooke & research output into marketable value added commodities.
PIBID therefore,was set up to provide farmers with the following;
Plot 26A, Lumumba Avenue, Kampala,Uganda
P. O. Box 35747 Kampala
P. O. Box 35747 Bushenyi,
Tel: +256 41 4371050
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