Soroti Fruit Factory
UDC in partnership with the Government of South Korea (through Korea International Agency [KOICA]) and Teso Tropical Fruits Cooperative Union Limited (TEFCU) established a fruit processing factory in Soroti district. It should be noted that Teso sub-region is the leading producer of citrus in Uganda. The factory was commissioned in April 2019 to provide market for oranges and mangoes and solve the challenge of post-harvest losses. UDC has expanded the capacity of the mango processing line at the factory from 2MT/hour to 6MT/hour. This is expected to reduce the gap in the uptake of mangoes in the region and beyond (predominantly purchased from farmers in Eastern and Northern Uganda), into fruit puree/concentrate and natural ready to drink juice which the company branded “Teju juice”. Commercial operations commenced in October 2019.