The intention of the ADP was to design an agricultural investment and market development programme which would develop a local supply chain for various food crops from firms, cooperatives, and individual commercial farmers in 10 districts across Albertine, Uganda. The ultimate goal was to commercialise agricultural production in these districts; this was achieved by attracting investment for the establishment of an Agricultural and Enterprise Hub that provided processing facilities, storage facilities, business support services, and access to finance. Utilising a ‘challenge fund’ approach, subsistence farmers were incentivised to commercialise. This resulted in the establishment of a number of SMME Agribusinesses, which could be integrated into the local supply chain by way of retail and market linkages. Additional capacity building support was integrated throughout, ensuring sustainable growth for these enterprises.
Services delivered included the overall design of the programme components, qualitative and quantitative data collection through stakeholder engagement, market analysis, and scenario modelling.