Jacinta Namubiru - AgriNet Uganda Ltd
Jacinta Namubiru is a TruTrade franchisee and a manager of AgriNet Uganda, a limited liability company registered in Uganda in 2008. She also manages AgriFeeds an agro-processing business in Tororo.
AgriNet Uganda Ltd.
AgriNet is a market access company. Our mission is to provide a reliable and efficient market bridge between small-scale farmers and high volume buyers who want a quality product. Our values mean that smallholder farmers are our focus and that they get a price that is fair. All our dealings are transparent to all parties involved and we keep our promise of sourcing quality produce for our clients. AgriNet operates a network of local entrepreneurs providing agricultural market intelligence; transaction security service (TSS), product marketing, agro-processing and value addition. The market access network is supported by a team of technical and support staff.
AgriNet has implemented market intelligence and linkage projects in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Traidcraft UK, Pride Africa, National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS), European Union - GoU-Office of the Prime Minister, Technoserve, MercyCorps, GOAL, ACF and ACTED among others.
Jacinta Namubiru is Network Manager for AgriNet in Eastern Uganda and manager of AgriFeeds in Tororo. Her network is based in Tororo where she has 38 Information Board Managers who are also TSS Agents. She also oversees five managers with networks of agents in Acholi and Lango sub-regions in Northern Uganda. In the two sub-regions, AgriNet has 35 collection points with stores for around 10 mt, each with an agent who manages the collection.
Jacinta sources white sorghum, groundnuts, sunflower, maize, beans, simsim, cassava and soya beans from the AgriNet TSS networks in Eastern Uganda (Tororo, Busia, Mbale and Butaleja) and in Northern Uganda (Lira, Soroti, Oyam and Kole). Jacinta’s TSS agents connect to approximately 30,000 farmers.
2015 Deals and Projections for 2016
The approximate trading figures for Jacinta’s networks in 2015 are approximately 50,000$. The main buyers that she supplies are East African Breweries, AgriFeeds, schools and some Bottom of the Pyramid outlets. Jacinta also manages AgriNet’s sister company AgriFeeds which focuses on agro-processing and value addition for maize, rice and animal feeds. In 2016 Jacinta will be focusing on developing AgriNet’s agro- processing and value addition business at AgriFeeds in Tororo. AgriFeeds sources maize, cassava and soya beans from the AgriNet TSS networks in Eastern (Tororo, Busia, Mbale and Butaleja) and in Northern (Lira, Soroti, Oyam and Kole).