Harnessing the Power of Africa's Sun to Produce Healthy Products for International Markets: The Case of Fruits of the Nile (FON), Uganda

FON is a Ugandan company which trains farmers to cultivate Fair trade and grow organic fresh fruits. They developed a simple low-tech solar drying technology and sell dried fruits internationally, and in doing so have improved skills and incomes along the supply chain. Annual exports amount to 100 tones bought from 120 primary producer groups, grown by about 700 farmers. Producer groups are given hygiene, drying and business training, and farmers are given cultivation training. The company’s current challenge is to improve production quality in the context of ever rising competition and requirements from European buyers.


Editor(s):
IFAMR, IFAMA
Issue Date:
Jul 01 2014
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN #: 1559-2448 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/179489
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 17, Special Issue B
Page range:
49-56
Total Pages:
7
JEL Codes:
Q10
Note:
The IFAMR is published quarterly by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association. For complete library visit: www.ifama.org
Series Statement:
Volume 17
Special Issue B




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