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Soroti Fruit Factory Project

Teso Region (Soroti, Kumi, Bukedea, Katakwi, Amuria, Serere, Ngora and Kaberamaido) is the leading producer of citrus in Uganda with the bulk of it being improved orange varieties. The Region also grows mangoes. Given this potential, and a bid to enable communities benefit more from fruit production, Government in partnership with the Korean Government through KOICA, has intervened by setting up a fruit processing factory (Soroti Fruit Factory) in the region to provide a ready market for the farmers’ produce, add value to the fruits, hence increasing household incomes in the region.

 

Proposed processing capacity for the Soroti fruit factory

The factory will process oranges and mangoes into concentrates and ready to drink juice. The proposed capacity for the factory is 6MT/hr and 2MT/hr for fresh improved oranges and mangoes respectively. Therefore, the fresh fruit processing uptake for the factory is estimated at 7,344MT and 2,448MT of oranges and mangoes respectively in the first year of operations. This will increase in the subsequent years (2 to 5) to 22,032MT of fresh oranges and 7,344 MT of fresh mangoes

 Tabular overlay of Processing capacity of the factory

Fruit crushing capacity

Quantity

Orange (Tons / hr)

6

Mango (Tons / hr)

2

No of shifts per day (8hr)

3

Progress on the construction of the Soroti Fruit Factory

The construction of the factory is complete and the premises are being prepared for installation of equipment scheduled to start in March 2017. Test runs will thereafter commence in May 2017 and commercial production will start in August 2017.

 

 

 

Last modified on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 08:48

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