Uganda Value-Added Maize Alliance

The Uganda Value-Added Maize Alliance, a partnership between USAID and AgroWays Ltd and implemented by CARANA, will integrate thousands of small-scale maize famers in the Busoga region into an emerging value-added market.

Uganda Value-Added Maize Alliance

The Uganda Value-Added Maize Alliance will increase the capacity of farmers to produce high-quality maize, and aggregate this production so that the private sector will have a reliable supply of inputs for maize processing. The 9,500 participating smallholder farmer households will receive a 30 percent price premium paid for higher-quality maize and experience a 50 percent reduction in current post-harvest losses at the village level, and the partners will invest in processing equipment and facilities to produce maize bran and germ, as well as corn syrup. All of these products have a viable market in Uganda up the value chain to food processers and beverage producers who will realize significant cost-savings from locally available syrup, bran and germ.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • CARANA Corporation

    Development Consulting
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    CARANA Corporation is a consulting firm that designs, directs, and delivers economic growth strategies to government, private business, and international donor agencies, particularly the U.S....

  • Nile Breweries

    Goods Supplier
    Uganda | Staff size: Unknown

    Nile Breweries Limited was established in 1951 by a group of businessmen, associated with the Construction of Owen Falls Dam. A leading Asian-Ugandan entrepreneur Muljibhai Madhvani and Company...

  • AgroWays (U) Ltd

    Goods Supplier
    Uganda | Staff size: Unknown

    AgroWays (U) Ltd was started in 2005 with the mission of providing high quality corn products and grain warehousing. The mission is to be the leading provider of maize-based ingredients for food...

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Key Information

LocationUganda, Central Africa
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 10.2 Million