BUY UGANDA VANILLA BEANS                                                                                                                                SOYBEAN OIL 

Invest in UGP Traders Uganda Limited 

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In the bustling year of 2007, Noah, a dedicated Medical Doctor, and Susan, his entrepreneurial mother on the verge of retiring from a flourishing career in banking, ventured into establishing this trailblazing website. Renowned for her extensive business travel experience, Susan joined forces with her son to delve into the digital world.

Our journey progressed ruggedly, but in 2012 we marked a significant milestone , when we established UGP Traders (U) Limited. Today, we stand tall with a burgeoning and dynamic enterprise, and extend this enticing investment opportunity to you in the heart of Uganda.

Share in our prosperity by becoming an integral part of our growth journey.

UGP Traders Uganda Limited is now an ethical agribusiness company that presents a unique investment opportunity. We focus on the growth, processing, and export of premium Ugandan Vanilla Beans and Sesame Seeds.

In addition, we produce high-quality Soybean Oil and Soybean Cake. Our approach involves sustainable and ethical business practices.

With an emphasis on engaging the local communities, we are committed to promoting sustainable farming practices in Africa.

Belinda Carrying Vanilla in Blanket UGP Curing Facility

Being part of UGP operations means you're championing a model where business success and widespread social impact go hand-in-hand.

We offer you the chance to be part of a system that values people and planet alongside profits.

What you will find on this profile: 

Company Overview

Noah in Karamoja near at WarehouseUGP Karamoja Sesame Seed Project

UGP Traders (U) Limited, is an agribusiness Limited Liability company founded by Dr. Noah Maalanti and registered with the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) in 2012. 

Our operations span across Uganda with a  registered office located in Nsangi 18km along Kampala-Masaka Road , Wakiso District, Uganda , East Africa;  which houses our Vanilla Curing Facility and a Soybeans Oil Press plant. 

UGP is also a prominent player in the North Eastern Karamoja region of Uganda;  operating a Warehouse which serves as a base for multiple Gardens in Nakapiripirit district.

Market Challenges and Our Solutions

UGP Traders (U) Limited aims to tackle food security and high unemployment rates in Uganda while catering to the growing global demand for natural ingredients.

Moreover, we provide the nomadic communities in Karamoja an alternative source of livelihood, contributing to security in the region.

Vanilla Value Chain 

Curing Vanilla Beans in Rolls of Blankets UGP Nsangi Curing Vanilla Beans at UGP Facility

We recognize a global shift towards responsibly-sourced and fair-trade products.

Hence, we invest in the growth of Ugandan Vanilla Beans, harvested and cured to meet international standards.

Uganda having 2 (two) Vanilla harvest seasons in a year gives us a competitive advantage to bring freshly cured Vanilla Beans onto the global market when other countries have no fresh harvests. 

Through these vanilla operations, we support local farmers on a large scale to enhance their economic situations.

Sesame Value Chain

UGP Thresher in KaramojaThreshing Sesame Seed from our garden in Karamoja

Through farming of Organic Sesame Seeds, we supply to the world's need for healthy, nutritious, and natural food options.

Our activities provide employment and sustainable economic development within Uganda; a country with the youngest population in the world yet 40% of Ugandan youths are out of school and not employed. 

We work with more than 80 temporary workers, mostly youth and also purchase Sesame Seeds from more than 2000 smallholder farmers to reach desired export targets.

Soybean Value Chain

UGP Oil Press MachineUGP Oil Press Machine

We produce Soybeans, Soybean Cake and Soybean Oil.

These products address malnutrition by offering an affordable, nutrient-rich food option.  Nearly 3 in 10 children in Uganda suffer from undernutrition.

Soybean oil is low in saturated fats and is a natural source of beneficial omega-3 fats, making it a heart-healthy choice for consumers. Additionally, local production of soybean oil supports Uganda's drive for food self-sufficiency, reducing reliance on imported oils. 

Our Soybean Cake is an effective, local and cost-effective animal feed, hence reducing reliance on imported animal feeds.  Animal Feeds approximate about 70% of local farm production costs.

Products Offering

UGP Workers Sorting Vanilla Beans on Table

Our broad range of offerings include:

1.      Cured Uganda Vanilla Beans (Grade A & Grade B)

2.       Sesame Seeds (Clean Un-hulled Sesame Seed)

3.     Virgin Soybean Oil

4.       Soya Bean Cake (mainly used for animal feeds)

Market Size 

Market Size 4 UGP Main ProductsMarket Size 4 UGP Main Products

Vanilla Beans: global vanilla market was valued at around $510 million in 2018, and it is expected to reach $735 million by the end of 2026

Sesame Seeds: global sesame seeds market was valued at around $17.77 billion in 2019.

Soybean Meal: Global soybean meal market was valued at approximately $73.67 billion in 2020. However, the data for Uganda is not available.

Soybean Oil:  The size of the global edible oil market is estimated at $91.8 billion in 2020 and it's expected to reach $130.3 billion by 2027.

The East African regional edible oils import market is estimated at USD1 billion.

Business Traction

Loading Sesame Seeds in Container for ExportSesame Seed in Container for Export

1.  UGP Traders (U) Limited is registered with the USFDA and also has a UFI (Unique Facility Identifier) to Export Uganda Vanilla Beans to USA.

2.  We’re also registered with South Korean Food and Drug Authority (KFDA) to Export Uganda Vanilla Beans to South Korea.

3.  We’re registered with China Single Window, General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC) to export Sesame Seed

4.  Our Soybean Oil has been certified by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) so we’re able to distribute freely in the Uganda local market.

Business Model

UGP Thresher at Work in Karamoja NakapiripiritUGP Thresher at Work in Karamoja

1.       Production: UGP produces premium quality Vanilla Beans, Sesame Seeds, and Soybeans grown in our own gardens. We utilize sustainable farming methods and employ advanced agricultural practices to ensure the production of high-quality crops that meet international export standards.

2.       Partnership with Smallholder Farmers: In addition to cultivating our own crops, we work in close partnership with smallholder farmers whom we provide with training, resources, and reliable access to markets. We buy their produce of Vanilla Beans, Sesame Seeds, and Soybeans, promoting local agricultural growth and supporting the prosperity of these rural communities.

3.       Processing: The Soybeans we cultivate and purchase from local farmers are processed into Soybean Oil and Soybean Meal at our Oil press in Nsangi. Our efficient manufacturing practices ensure the high quality and nutritional value of these products. The Vanilla Beans we grow and also purchase from farmers we cure at our own facility in Nsangi. The sesame seeds we produce and also purchase from local farmers we clean with our own machinery.

4.       Distribution and Sales: Our business model is based on both the local market and international exports. Our locally manufactured Soybean Oil and Soybean Meal are sold in Uganda, meeting the country's demand for quality edible oil and animal feed.

On the international front, we export our premium Vanilla Beans to the USA, a market with a high demand for authentic, natural vanilla. Our Sesame Seeds are exported to China, where the demand for these nutrient-rich seeds is strong.

5.       Revenue Model: Our revenue streams come from both local sales and international export. We ensure our sustainability and growth by maintaining a diverse market reach, from local Ugandan markets to large international markets in the USA and China.

6.       Sustainability and Impact: We are committed to maintaining sustainable and ethical business practices. Our partnership with smallholder farmers not only ensures a stable supply chain but also supports local communities with fair trade incomes.

Investment Opportunity

Installing UGP Seed Cleaning MachineInstalling our Seed Cleaning Machine

We’re seeking an investor capable of investing between USD 300,000 - 1,000,000 as patient capital in form of Equity or Debt/Credit Line to help us meet our current business expansion and working capital needs. 

If you're an interested investor, please contact us using the form below so that we can share more information with you about our company. 

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