Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi) Development Limited is inviting applications from eligible agribusinesses to implement projects under the dairy funding window titled “Increasing milk production and productivity of smallholder dairy farmers in South Western , Central and Rwenzori Regions of Uganda”.  The purpose of the funding is to increase productivity per cow through improved feeding and watering, pest and disease control and better business planning and management by dairy smallholders. The funding window will contribute to improved profitability, income, and employment of Ugandan farmers and agribusinesses. The key focus areas for the intervention include:

  • Pasture/feeding
  • Water access
  • Breeding
  • Animal health
  • Cooperative governance strengthening


Who can apply?

The call for proposals is open to applicants that meet the following requirements:

  • An intermediary organization (either for-profit or not-for-profit) or consulting firm with a focus on strengthening for-profit agribusiness service provision in the dairy sector
  • Have executed at least two national or international donor-funded or own funded programs in Uganda in the last five years, with annual budgets of over UGX 2.5 billion
  • Have at least seven years’ experience in agribusiness development capacity
  • Possess audited financial statements for the past three years
  • Experience in the dairy sector in South West, Central or Rwenzori Regions of Uganda, preferably with the presence of field offices
  • Have the capacity to contribute towards the project budget in cash
  • A reputable organization with no previous record of funds mismanagement
  • Fully Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) tax and National Social Security Fund (NSSF) compliant


How to apply

Interested parties can apply through the aBi grant management system at:

Guidelines for applicants are available here.


Deadline for submissions

17th September 2021

For any questions, please send an e-mail to not later than 10 days before the deadline, with the reference (VCD- Dairy/2021/02).


About Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi)

aBi is a social enterprise that channels development cooperation funding to agribusinesses and agricultural service providers in Uganda to build a strong and competitive agriculture sector. aBi consists of two companies, aBi Development Ltd (formerly aBi Trust) and aBi Finance Ltd. aBi Development channels development funding as matching grants and business development services to agricultural producers and agribusinesses to enhance their management, production, productivity, value addition, income, profitability and employment. aBi Finance provides lines of credit to financial institutions for on-lending to agribusinesses across the entire value chain.


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