Project Objectives and Expected Outputs
The project is designed to deliver wholesome solutions supporting TUA to obtain the proper certification and licensing required in order to begin accessing and selling their farmers' Chillies directly into high-value export markets. At the same time, the project will promote greater inclusivity within the value chain, encouraging young female and youth led production by educating on gender mainstreaming and creating new enterprise opportunities.
Mobilize and Capacity 500 youth in Kanungu to engage in Chilli Production Value Chain and to pilot new ways and markets of delivering Chilli products and associated services with a commercial imperative.
Establish a youth led Fresh Produce Export firm in Kanungu as a means to transform successful innovative pilots with commercial viability into impact at scale.
Complement the government’s efforts to deliver a functional ecosystem platform to connect young entrepreneurs, Government, Development Partners, financial institutions and all other relevant actors.
Stimulate faster recovery of Tree Uganda Academy (TUA) as one of the youth led enterprises in Kanungu from the impacts of COVID-19 and enable the organization to build sustainable enterprises that are resilient to similar disruption.
Promote Environmental Conservation and minimize the existing Human-Wildlife Conflict along Queen Elizabeth National park.
Retool and skill youth to increase employ-ability, create a multiplier effect through the Chilli Value Chain and improve their livelihood opportunities.