ZAABTA BACKGROUND INFORMATION
ZirobweAgaliawamu Agri-business Training Association (ZAABTA) is a higher level farmers organization that was registered as a company limited by guarantee in the year 2004.
ZAABTA is focused on Agri Business Training, Grain production and Processing, Seed/ Stock multiplication , Inputs and Outputs Market linkages. ZAABTA manages an integrated agricultural value chain for rice, soybeans, beans, maize grains and Horticulture with operations from procurement, bulking, cleaning,packaging, storage, and marketing from smallholder farmers to profitable markets.
ZAABTA’s current membership stands at 4,321 registered smallholder farmers (153 farmer groups) in Zirobwe, Kikyusa, Kalagala, Katikamu, Kamira, Busukuma, Bamunanika Sub-Counties and Mukono, Kayunga, Wakiso,Nakasongola&Nakaseke Districts. The organisation’s offices are located in Zirobwe Town council, LuweroDisrict
ZAABTA bridges the gap by doing the backward and forward linkage by assisting small holder farmers accessAgricultural credit facilities from financial institutions to boost production, supporting in seed loaning through the seed bank project, training and assisting in the basic agronomic practices,training and supporting the post harvest handling and Agro-processing and at the same time help farmers access profitable markets for their value added produce.
ZAABTA’S VISION, MISSION AND OBJECTIVES.
VISION: A self sustaining and strong farmers’ organization with out standing agri-business services in Uganda.
MISSION: To up lift the living standards of members by providing agri-business services through capacity building and inputs and output linkages.
- To build the institutional capacity of the associationand members groups.
- To develop viable and suitable enterprises of the association and members to commercial levels.
- To avail and disseminate agri-business related information to members.
- To mobilize resources for sustainability.
- To network with relevant partners.