Samalie Nabaasa – Women Empowerment Through Value Chain Enhancement in Agribus
Our project attempts to solve the general issue of poverty among rural women in Uganda. Equal Opportunities for Women and Children Ltd. – EOWC – will achieve this by increasing agricultural household incomes, improving economic distress indicators, such as crop cultivation and value addition practices, market and credit access for women groups in Kasese, Southwestern Uganda.
Our approach to solving this issue is through acquiring a ground nut oil making equipment for value addition. Value chain enhancement does not only end on the processing, we also aim at improving packaging, branding, and labeling materials so that the product can compete maximally on the peanut oil and ground nut paste market. We believe that once they have added value to the produce, they will favorably compete on the agricultural market hence increase also on the household incomes.
Beneficiaries are already working as groups to produce ground nuts for subsistence purposes but if they add the element of agribusiness, we believe this will empower them economically.