Cocoa Factory Project
UDC is working on establishing a Cocoa factory in Budibugyo District.
The Cocoa factory will provide a ready market to the Cocoa farmers in Bundibugyo, solve the post-harvest losses during the bumper harvest, promote value addition and create more employment opportunities.
UDC undertook a field visit of Cocoa value chain affiliated stakeholders and facilities in Bundibugyo District in late May 2016. A project profile that would be used as the basis for future stakeholders’ engagements and studies was developed.
Following UDC's participation in the Rwenzori Investment Expo that was held at the Mountains of the Moon University in Fort Portal (30th to 31st January 2020), the corporation is exploring the prospects of partnering with private sector players to set up a cocoa derivatives factory in Bundibugyo.