Acila Enterprises Limited is training smallholder farmers to improve soybean production. The selected farmers are trained in climate-smart agriculture and provided with tractor services at subsidized rates. In addition, they receive climate tolerant and reliable seeds (Maksoy 3N varieties), soil testing services, as well as training in crop rotation and safe use and application of fertilizers.

The CRAFT-supported smallholder farmers are also skilled in post-harvest management, provided with equipment such as tarpaulins and pics bags; and linked to the National Meteorology Authority—a government authority that keeps them informed about new climate developments that have an impact on agricultural production.

Key Interventions

  • Enhance the capacity of 5000 smallholder farmers to improve soybean output by 15% through climate-smart agronomy, linkages to input suppliers, and mechanized farming by 2022.
  • Improve resilience to climate change amongst targeted farmers through the promotion of appropriate climate-smart agricultural practices.
  • Improve efficiency in soybean inputs delivery, agronomy, and market access
  • Improve business turnover by at least 10% through developing new market channels and increasing volumes of soybean marketed.

About the Business Champion

Acila is a leading Agro-based small and medium-scale enterprise (SME) in the Teso and Karamoja region. Established in 1996, Acila is fully registered and committed to improving farmers’ capacities and household incomes. Its operations centre in farm inputs, grains, veterinary services, seed multiplication, group mobilization, training, and value addition. Through its products and timely services, Acila is achieving set objectives and expanding business operations.