Michigan Fellows Agribusiness intiative (MFAI) MFAI

Michigan Fellows Agribusiness intiative (MFAI)

Michigan Fellows Agribusiness intiative (MFAI)

Food loses in Uganda have contributed to hunger situations, poverty and food insecurity in the country. The high food losses result from poor harvest handling, lack of storage facilities, limited value additions, contamination and poor marketing systems hence limiting Incomes and nutrition of farm families. Farmers suffer tremendous pre and post-harvest loss due to the farming techniques they employ. These can range between 5-15% for low perishable crops(grains), 20-35% for semi perishables, and 40% for high perishables (fruits and vegetables). Coupled with this, agricultural markets in Uganda are characterized by dis orderliness and lack of standards. MFAI, therefore, seeks to tackle food losses and wastage through improving on the pre and post-harvesting methods for nutrition security, food security, safety and quality produce.  MFAI address this through high-tech post-harvest handling training and bulk selling and marketing.

Stage Growth stage EST June 2018
Sectors Agribusiness
Location Wakiso, Uganda
Markets Kenya, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda
Customer model B2C
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