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Uganda Ginners and Cotton Exporters Association


Contactperson    Bruce Robertson
Position    Chairman
Email    cginners @gmail.com
Telephone    +256-414255970

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UGCEA PROFILE
The Uganda Ginners and Cotton Exporters Association Limited (UGCEA) is an umbrella body that brings together all the cotton ginners and exporters in Uganda. It was incorporated on 18th March 1998. The current chairman is Mr. Bruce Robertson.
The Association supports cotton production through provision of production inputs to cotton farmers at a subsidize rate, namely seed, pesticide, fertilizers and pumps. It further participates in extension services through employment of over 400 extension staff that carry out farmer training, monitoring and verification services.
VISSION, MISSION, AND OBJECTIVES
The vision:
To be among the most valued and respected business associations worldwide serving the interest of its members and leading the cotton sub-sector towards sustainable global competitiveness
The mission:
To promote and protect the interests of ginners and other stakeholders in Uganda
Goals and objectives:
• To promote, protect and coordinate the interest of ginners, farmers and exporters in Uganda.
• To initiate discussions and exchange of information amongst members on cotton issues.
• To advise government on key policies affecting cotton sub-sector.
• To provide a united forum for people interested in cotton ginning, export and generally the improvement of the cotton industry

FUNCTIONS OF UGCEA
a) To support cotton production through provision of inputs to farmers at a subsidized price. i.e seed for planting, pesticides, fertilizers, and pumps.
b) To provide a united forum for people interested in cotton ginning, export and generally the improvement of the cotton industry.
c) To make available high quality cotton on the world market and protect the cotton industry in Uganda.
d) To monitor, co-ordinate and guide the members in ensuring efficiency in production, output, safety and quality of produce.
e) To constantly monitor the price of cotton and its by-products and suggest changes in accordance with the changing circumstances.
f) To constantly review the general condition of the cotton sector in Uganda and suggest ways and means of promoting it.
g) To identify areas of training needs and initiate training programs for its members.
h) To gather current information on research and development in the cotton industry in general and disseminate such information to member ginners.
i) To lobby Government in providing clear marketing channels, proper market information for ginning and cotton export.
j) To affiliate to organizations with similar interests within and outside Uganda on the cotton industry.
MEMBERS OF UGCEA
1. Africot Cotton Ltd
2. Ajay Cotton Ltd
3. Bon Holdings (U) Ltd
4. Bushenyi Cotton Ltd
5. CN Cotton Limited
6. East Acholi Cooperative Union.
7. Twin Brothers Limited
8. Pramukh Agro Industries Limited.
9. Southbase Agro Industries Limited.
10. Olam Uganda Limited.
11. North Bukedi Cotton Company Limited.
12. Western Uganda Cotton Company.
13. Mutuma Commercial Agencies Limited.
14. Nyakatonzi Cooperative Union limited.
15. Novo Enterprises Ltd.
16. Rwenzori Cotton ginners ltd.
17. West Acholi Cooperative Union.
18. Lukonge Cotton Company Ltd.
19. Gulu Agricultural Development Company.
20. Meena Industries.
21. MMP Agricultural Development Company.
22. Iceeme cotton Ltd
23. Rwenzori Cotton Farmers society Ltd.
24. Nyamambuka Growers Coop. Society.
25. Uganda National Cotton Farmers federation Ltd.

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The Uganda Ginners and Cotton Exporters Association Limited (UGCEA) is an umbrella body that brings together all the cotton ginners and exporters in Uganda. It was incorporated on 18th March 1998. The current chairman is Mr. Bruce Robertson. The Association supports cotton production through provision of production inputs to cotton farmers at a subsidize rate, namely seed, pesticide, fertilizers and pumps. It further participates in extension services through employment of over 400 extension staff that carry out farmer training, monitoring and verification services.

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