Dokolo Young Oilseed Farmers’ Cooperative
The cooperative was formed to provide a good market structure for the young people through joint bulking/ aggregation of oilseeds, provision of foundation and quality seeds through an established network of local seed business, provision of agro-input, access to credit, agro insurances, extension, and plowing/tractor services.
Market Opportunity/ Problem
Uganda’s demand for vegetable oilseed is high, following increased global demand for vegetable oil and animal feeds (seed cake) over the years. Uganda still imports most of its vegetable oil which leads to forex loss. However, local processing in the northern region has increased, thereby presenting an opportunity for import substitution and presenting market opportunities for organized farmer-owned agribusinesses.
Years of operation
Type of organization
Stage of the business
Early stage/ Startup
Agriculture value chain(s) focus?
Primary country of operation
Other country(ies) of operation
How many employees does your business have?
Does the business have more than 30% women ownership?
Does the business have more than 30% youth ownership (under 35 years)?
Financing and expansion overview
How much capital is the company currently fundraising (US$)?
What is the split between equity and debt?
60% debt and 40% equity