Uzima Chicken

Rwandan poultry company, aiming to reach a production capacity of 8-10 million chicks per year.

Investment information

$6,000,000
Committed investment
Primary production with added-value activity
Primary value chain focus
Committed investment
Primary value chain focus

Expected impact

300,000
Smallholder farmers linked to market
55%

Female smallholders linked to market

$15,000,000

Total annual income for smallholders

Smallholder farmers linked to market

Female smallholders linked to market

Total annual income for smallholders

Our role

AgDevCo’s debt investment into Uzima Chicken Limited provides the operational funding required for rapid growth as a domestic producer of day-old chicks for local smallholder farmers and, ultimately, the creation of a succesful export market. To achieve this, Uzima is investing in a new high-quality hatchery facility in Bugesera District, Rwanda, which will allow Uzima to expand production capacity to 8-10 million birds a year.

Our investments in Rwanda

Investment Total invested Investment type Start date
Kigali Farms Limited $450,000 Debt / Equity 2016
Minimex $3,000,000 Debt / Equity 2019
Uzima Chicken $6,000,000 Debt / Equity 2017