Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) in partnership with the private sector is adding value to tea growing through Kyarusozi Growers Tea Company Ltd a private limited company located in Kyenjojo district incorporated on 9th July 2018 and promoted by a nucleus smallholder tea farmer with practical experience in managing a small scale tea business. The neighbors have been mobilized to benefit from the proposed tea processing factory that will be established to handle production from their individually owned tea gardens.
The tea proposed project will start with capacity to handle 1,400kg/hr. of green leaf per day. The factory aims at producing black tea for export on the Mombasa tea Auction.
The business model for Kyarusozi Tea Company Limited has been designed to ensure farmers have market for their green leaf. It is projected that around 1,650 direct employment opportunities (i.e. mainly youth out growers) will be generated.
Increased foreign exchange earnings through full capacity utilization of 4 million kgs of Greenleaf per year; more than USD 6 million will come into Uganda per year as a result of Kyarusozi Tea Factory Production.