Mugume says that the construction of the factory has increased the price of Pineapples from 1,000 shillings to between 1,500 and 2,000 shillings. He also says that the number of Pineapple farmers has increased from 156 to 32,202 farmers.
Implementation of the 55 billion shillings programme will start in the next financial next year. According to the MoU, the two British companies will finance 85% of the project while the government will contribute 15%.
The targets were set in line with the objectives of the Agriculture Cluster Development Project which intends to raise on-farm productivity, production, and marketable volumes of maize, beans, rice, cassava, and coffee.