Use of Fertilizers

We help smallholder farmers grow more by practicing the use of fertilizer.

Re-thinking Agricultural Education

We engage smallholder farmers with practical trainings

Mobile Layaway System

We provide an inputs layaway payment model designed for all smallholder farmers.

Empowering Women in Agriculture

So, what would it mean to families in Uganda if women were able to be more productive in agriculture?

OUR SOLUTION TO FARMERS

A USSD system that allows smallholder farmers to layaway their money as a Wallet to be able to use it for input purchases.

Mobile Layaway System

Our farmers receive extension services that include training, weather forecast, market updates among others via SMS.

Extension Services

We make sure our farmers have a deserving market for their farms outputs whereby we go further with connecting them to prudent buyers.

Market Linkages

WHO WE ARE

Smallholder farmers are feeding the world, but the vast majority live in poverty. Only 7% have access to financing through traditional banks and microfinance.
At Agro Supply, we believe farmers can finance their farms by themselves

We are a digital platform that connects farmers with financial management system for agricultural inputs, thereby increasing the farmers’ income. We have pioneered an alternative system that matches how farmers already manage their money by using a prepaid scratch card model, similar to buying prepaid mobile minutes, where farmers are able to pay in advance for Agricultural inputs by buying Agro Supply cards. The platform combines a saving mechanism, inputs supply mechanism and training mechanism; hereby a farmer buys scratch cards as the micro saving scheme, we deliver agricultural inputs such as fertilizer and seeds paid from the savings – in time for planting season, and farmers receive training on climate smart agriculture to maximize their agricultural productivity. We have adopted partnerships approach in achieving its goals, such as the partnership with Seedco Kenya to supply smallholder farmers with quality cereals and vegetable seedlings with high germination rate (up to 98%), and fertilizer at discounted price, both of which boosts the farmers’ yields. The mobile platform therefore assists farmers to access innovative financing mechanisms for the purchase of essential agricultural inputs which improve their yields, while shielding them from debt since they used to seek loans from lenders such as microfinance institutions and Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs). The platform offers a layaway mechanism that allows farmers to save in the way they are comfortable with, without charging any fee as many corporate savings products do.

HOW WE DO IT...

The USSD System

We developed a layaway system that makes use of a USSD code, scratch cards and mobile money to help farmers pay little by little for high-quality seeds, fertilizer, tractor services to significantly increase their harvests and income.

Input Supply/Delivery

Towards the beginning on new season, we deliver inputs to the farmers through our situated AgroSupply stores in villages. These stores work as our sales-points and give farmers liberty to rely on them in case of anything.

Training

In our mission to support farmers to have larger harvests, we train farmers on how to use the seeds, fertilizer and tools. Knowing our farmers allows us to design all aspects of our program, including our trainings, in a way that best responds to their needs.

Our Team

Agro Supply is an exciting startup committed to improving the lives of rural communities through mobile innovation. We’re a multi-faceted bunch, including software engineers technologists, agronomists, business experts, data scientists and Fintech Experts, bound together by our passion to build a successful business that transforms lives. We are always looking for people who are passionate about tech for good, resilient, and seeking to do some of the best work of their career.

Ogwal Joseph is the Founder and CEO of Agro Supply Ltd. He has worked in rural Uganda with so many Organisations both profit and Non-profit since mid-2014, helping to increase food security and market access for small-scale farmers. Prior to starting Agro Supply Ltd, He developed key components of Joseph Initiative Limited core operation model, created management-training programs and traveled across Africa in search of innovations in agricultural sectors. Joseph received his BA in Agricultural Sciences from Makerere University of Uganda, he is an Alumni of the Tony Elumelu Foundation cohort of 2017, And Mandela Washington Fellow East African chapter cohort of 2018, And also a fellow for Swedish Institute Management Programme Africa 2018.

Ogwal Joseph
Founder/CEO

Brandon Chase attended North Marion High School and then Oregon State University, graduating in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business Management. he has been active in business and civic affairs in Canby for many years.Brandon is a member of the Canby Chamber of Commerce and a volunteer with the Canby Kiwanis Club, Vietnam Era Veteran’s Memorial and lead missions trips for Canby Christian Church, Brandon came to Uganda on a mission trip with African Renewal Ministry he then started a community cooperatives in the Village of Kacungwa Mubende District so in 2017 he became part of Agro Supply Limited has an Advisor and a partner right now Brandon is among the Top Directors of Agro Supply Uganda Limited.

Brandon Chase
Co-founder/CFO

Watson Atwine is our CTO. He has a background in managing projects in AgriTech, FinTech, Tourism & Hospitality, e-Commerce and a rich experience in Systems Support & Administration, Web Development, Social Media Strategy, ICT Support and other related work. Watson is a Techpreneur and holds a BSc in Software Engineering from Makerere University Kampala.

Watson Atwine
CTO

With experience of 4 years in software development, Thembo is our software developer. Thembo has a Bachelor's degree in computer science from Makerere University Kampala.

Charles Thembo
Software Developer

Beja is our head of operations with a diverse experience in operations management, social work and agriculture as well as agricultural inputs supplies.

Andrew Beja
Head of Operations

Has bachelor's degree in business administration majoring in accounting, with her great a experience in administration and accounts she contributes a lot to the day-to-day work at Agro Supply, working hand-in-hand with the CFO and CEO.

Babra Adur Ogwal
Finance & Administration

OUR TRACTION

18000
Farmers Reached
40000
Seeds Sold
10
Global Partners
15
Farmer Agents
OUR PARTNERS

Following the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, SDG 17 is one of our core SDGs: Partnerships are key in our organizational work to make sure our smallholder farmers have the best services. Our key SDGs are 1, 2, 8,9, 10, 12 and 17.

WHAT FARMERS SAY
TESTIMONIALS

I joined Agro Supply because its supply us with good seeds at the right time and also provide us with Market for our produce something we have been lacking has smallholder farmer.

Lillian AngulluSmallholder Farmer

Before I was Agro Supply client, I used to produce no more than 8 bags of Maize out of an Acre…Agro Supply Hybrid seed and fertilizer, but also the new seeding techniques and the assistance of Agro Supply field agent made a real difference. I noticed that putting small amounts of money aside wasn’t difficult at all. I am confident that I will be able to reach my goals.

Veronica JumaSmallholder Farmer

Buying seeds is impossible sometime since we women has so many things to do with our money so I joined Agro Supply because I can save little by little by buying scratch cards as soon as I have extra cash. Being able to pay for inputs benefits not only me, but also my family in the long run… If you have a good harvest, you have many choices.

Stella ApioSmallholder Farmer
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