Cotton Business Creates New Opportunities in Uganda

August 20, 2012

With TechnoServe's assistance, a cotton processor in eastern Uganda has become an economic engine for its community.

Mutuma Commercial Agencies Ltd. is an economic engine for the community of Kiyunga in eastern Uganda, employing nearly 250 people and buying cotton from thousands of farmers. TechnoServe worked with Mutuma to organize its smallholder suppliers and capitalize on a new market opportunity. As a result, Mutuma is poised to improve the livelihoods of even more farmers and employees in the coming years.

Click on any photo below to start the slideshow. You can donate to TechnoServe today to help change even more lives through businesses like Mutuma.

 

Related Blog Posts

 

A new crop for a new beginning

A new crop for a new beginning

After being driven from his land by drug violence, a cocoa farmer partners with TechnoServe to create a fresh, sustainable future.

Women Cultivate Backyard Bounty

Women Cultivate Backyard Bounty

Women in Rajasthan, India, are using kitchen gardens to improve their families’ nutrition while redefining their role in the household.

Video: William Warshauer on Sustainable Value Chains

Video: William Warshauer on Sustainable Value Chains

TechnoServe’s President and CEO talks with Devex about the key elements of creating commercially viable, sustainable supply chains.