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PRESENTOR:
Erostus W.N.Nsubuga
MSc.Agric: MBA Int.Marketing

Chief Executive
P.O.Box 11387, K’la.
Tel: +256 414 371186
Mob...
AGT – THE COMPANY
The company started in
Jan.2002
It is the first private
company in Uganda to
use agro-biotechnology
thro...
AGT – THE COMPANY
Currently the company
produces TC plantlets
mainly for banana,
pineapple, coffee,
potato, stevia,
mushro...
The company’s business strategy
The company’s business strategy is three (3) phased:
The first phase (ongoing) is the prod...
AGT COMPANY VISION AND MISSION
AGT Vision:
To become the most successful, profitable and
respectable suppliers of agricult...
AGT-COMPANY OBJECTIVES

Banana Tissue Cultured Plant
Ready for Planting

To provide good quality,
disease-free planting
ma...
AGT-PRODUCT SALES & DISTRIBUTION
NETWORK
AGT has set up 27 banana
nurseries and
demonstration gardens in
different farming...
ONE OF AGT,s DEMONSTRATION GARDENS
AGT-PRODUCT SALES & DISTRIBUTION
NETWORK

AGT Tissue Culture Banana Hardening / Distribution Nurseries
AGT-PRODUCT SALES & DISTRIBUTION
NETWORK

AGT Tissue Culture Pineapple Hardening Nurseries
10
AGT-PRODUCT SALES & DISTRIBUTION
NETWORK

Packing of Banana Plantlets for Distribution
11
AGT-PRODUCT SALES & DISTRIBUTION
NETWORK

AGT In-Vitro Tissue Culture Banana Being Loaded for Export
12
AGT MAJOR PARTNERS
We are working closely with local and
international organizations like
MAAIF, NARO, NAADS, UNCST,
Maker...
AGTs IMPACT
AGT has produced and
distributed over 10 million
banana, and 0.5 million
pineapple tissue culture
plantlets fo...
AGTs IMPACT
AGT has contributed to
reduction of the use of
pesticides and other
chemicals by farmers thru
provision of pes...
AGTs IMPACT
Increased yield – i.e. Many
farmers have experienced
a 30 – 40% increase in
yield. (In case of banana)
Creatio...
AGT MAJOR CONSTRAINTS
•Lack of qualified personnel.
•Lack of clear working relationship between private TC
companies and p...
AGT MAJOR CONSTRAINTS
•Lack of enough distribution network.
•Low capacity to provide adequate extension services.
•Lack of...
AGT LABORATORIES

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ONE OF AGT MOTER GARDENS
ONE OF AGT’s DEMONSTRATIO
GARDEN
ONE OF AGT STERILIZATION
AREAS
ONE OF AGT STERILIZATION
AREAS

23
AGT MEDIA PREPERATION
AREA
ONE OF AGT INOCULATION
AREAS

25
AGT IN CORRABORATION WITH
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS
ONE OF AGT GROWTH ROOMS
ONE OF AGT DISTRIBUTION
NURSERIES

28
OFFICIAL OPENING OF ONE OF AGT
DISTRIBUTION NURSERIES IN RURAL
FARMING COMMUNITIES
INTRODUCUNG TISSUE CULTURE
TO RURAL COMMUNITIES
AGT NURSERY SIGN POSTS
TRAINING OF FARMERS IN RURAL
FARMING COMMUNITIES
TRAINING OF AGT NURSERY
OPERATORS
AGT RESEASRCH AREA
.

.

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AGT’s HAS IN-HOUSE PCR EQUIPMENT
FOR CROP VIRUS INDEXING
AGT FOODS BANANA & MIXED VEGETABLE
VACCUM PACKAGING

36
AGT FOODS BANANA & MIXED VEGETABLE
VACCUM PACKAGING

37
AGT FOODS GREEN BANANA
PACKAGING INTO BOXES
AGT CONTRIBUTING BACK TO THE
COMMUNITY
AGT CONTRIBUTING BACK TO THE
COMMUNITY
AGT CONTRIBUTING BACK TO THE
COMMUNITY
AGT CONTRIBUTING BACK TO THE
COMMUNITY
HAPPY FARMERS ON A VISIT
TO AGT LABORATORIES

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Commercial tissue culture in Uganda - November 2012

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Presentation by Erostus Nsubuga, CEO, AGT, Uganda
Delivered at the B4FA Media Dialogue Workshop, Kampala, Uganda - November 2012
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  1. 1. PRESENTOR: Erostus W.N.Nsubuga MSc.Agric: MBA Int.Marketing Chief Executive P.O.Box 11387, K’la. Tel: +256 414 371186 Mob: +256 772 585211 E-Mail: info@agtafrica.com erostus@agtafrica.com Website: www.agtafrica.com 1
  2. 2. AGT – THE COMPANY The company started in Jan.2002 It is the first private company in Uganda to use agro-biotechnology through tissue culture techniques for micropropagation of different crops on a commercial basis. AGT Main Office and Laboratory 2
  3. 3. AGT – THE COMPANY Currently the company produces TC plantlets mainly for banana, pineapple, coffee, potato, stevia, mushroom seed, flowers, etc Banana constitutes 50% of our production line (approx. 2 million per year).
  4. 4. The company’s business strategy The company’s business strategy is three (3) phased: The first phase (ongoing) is the production of Tissue Culture planting material for different crops. Construction of new and modern TC laboratory. The second phase (before 2012), we intend to establish a plant and soil analysis laboratory. The third phase (2012-2015), we intend to establish an organic fertilizer production plant. (rhizobia and Micorryhizer).
  5. 5. AGT COMPANY VISION AND MISSION AGT Vision: To become the most successful, profitable and respectable suppliers of agricultural biotechnology products affordable to farmers in Africa". Mission Statement: To operate a profitable and sustainable organization that will contribute to the Agriculture development in East and Central Africa through dissemination and promotion of the use of Biotechnology results which are affordable to farmers.
  6. 6. AGT-COMPANY OBJECTIVES Banana Tissue Cultured Plant Ready for Planting To provide good quality, disease-free planting materials of different crops, in sufficient quantities to farmers through using modern internationally tested and accepted tissue culture protocols and up to date equipment. To offer high quality agronomic advisory/consultancy services to customers by employing a dynamic qualified, dedicated and experienced technical staff. 6
  7. 7. AGT-PRODUCT SALES & DISTRIBUTION NETWORK AGT has set up 27 banana nurseries and demonstration gardens in different farming communities across Uganda for the purpose of distribution and training of farmers in modern agricultural techniques respectively. We are currently establishing distribution centers (nurseries) for banana and pineapple in Rwanda and the Southern Sudan. One of AGT’s Tissue Culture Banana in Rural Farmer Communities 7
  8. 8. ONE OF AGT,s DEMONSTRATION GARDENS
  9. 9. AGT-PRODUCT SALES & DISTRIBUTION NETWORK AGT Tissue Culture Banana Hardening / Distribution Nurseries
  10. 10. AGT-PRODUCT SALES & DISTRIBUTION NETWORK AGT Tissue Culture Pineapple Hardening Nurseries 10
  11. 11. AGT-PRODUCT SALES & DISTRIBUTION NETWORK Packing of Banana Plantlets for Distribution 11
  12. 12. AGT-PRODUCT SALES & DISTRIBUTION NETWORK AGT In-Vitro Tissue Culture Banana Being Loaded for Export 12
  13. 13. AGT MAJOR PARTNERS We are working closely with local and international organizations like MAAIF, NARO, NAADS, UNCST, Makerere University, Presidents Office (Poverty Alleviation Department), IITA, UDET, ADF, AATF, Danida, ASARECA, Caritas, Africa 2000 Network, VEDCO, BUCADEF, Farmers Groups, etc. on research and technology dissemination issues. 13
  14. 14. AGTs IMPACT AGT has produced and distributed over 10 million banana, and 0.5 million pineapple tissue culture plantlets for local and export market since we started. AGT has contributed to the reduction of the spread of crop diseases (especially banana) by having tissue cultured disease and pest free planting material available and easily accessible to farmers. AGT Lab Media Preperation Area 14
  15. 15. AGTs IMPACT AGT has contributed to reduction of the use of pesticides and other chemicals by farmers thru provision of pest free planting material to farmers. AGT has made available desired crop varieties to farmer. AGT has contributed to Improved agronomic practices in farmer’s communities through training using the established demonstration gardens. AGT Plant Culture Rooms 15
  16. 16. AGTs IMPACT Increased yield – i.e. Many farmers have experienced a 30 – 40% increase in yield. (In case of banana) Creation of jobs to young professional scientists some of whom are already doing MSc degrees in a joint AGT-Makerere University arrangement Provision of employment to over 200 employees on permanent and part time basis. AGT Lab Work going on in the Hood 16
  17. 17. AGT MAJOR CONSTRAINTS •Lack of qualified personnel. •Lack of clear working relationship between private TC companies and public research and academic institutions in terms of obtaining research products like: - Need to optimize crop protocols for existing crop varieties for maximum in-vitro production. - protocols for those crops on demand by farmers •Lack of contacts with re-known TC Laboratory commercial companies for management and technological transfer 17
  18. 18. AGT MAJOR CONSTRAINTS •Lack of enough distribution network. •Low capacity to provide adequate extension services. •Lack of support from Governments to put in place policies to support and to promote new agricultural technologies. •Poor access to credit to local investors in agricultural business. •Overdependence on rain-fed agriculture which gives only 1-2 sales seasons a year (on average 2 months per season) •Increasingly very expensive laboratory equipments and chemicals •Expensive and yet unstable of power and water supply. 18
  19. 19. AGT LABORATORIES 19
  20. 20. ONE OF AGT MOTER GARDENS
  21. 21. ONE OF AGT’s DEMONSTRATIO GARDEN
  22. 22. ONE OF AGT STERILIZATION AREAS
  23. 23. ONE OF AGT STERILIZATION AREAS 23
  24. 24. AGT MEDIA PREPERATION AREA
  25. 25. ONE OF AGT INOCULATION AREAS 25
  26. 26. AGT IN CORRABORATION WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS
  27. 27. ONE OF AGT GROWTH ROOMS
  28. 28. ONE OF AGT DISTRIBUTION NURSERIES 28
  29. 29. OFFICIAL OPENING OF ONE OF AGT DISTRIBUTION NURSERIES IN RURAL FARMING COMMUNITIES
  30. 30. INTRODUCUNG TISSUE CULTURE TO RURAL COMMUNITIES
  31. 31. AGT NURSERY SIGN POSTS
  32. 32. TRAINING OF FARMERS IN RURAL FARMING COMMUNITIES
  33. 33. TRAINING OF AGT NURSERY OPERATORS
  34. 34. AGT RESEASRCH AREA . . 34
  35. 35. AGT’s HAS IN-HOUSE PCR EQUIPMENT FOR CROP VIRUS INDEXING
  36. 36. AGT FOODS BANANA & MIXED VEGETABLE VACCUM PACKAGING 36
  37. 37. AGT FOODS BANANA & MIXED VEGETABLE VACCUM PACKAGING 37
  38. 38. AGT FOODS GREEN BANANA PACKAGING INTO BOXES
  39. 39. AGT CONTRIBUTING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
  40. 40. AGT CONTRIBUTING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
  41. 41. AGT CONTRIBUTING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
  42. 42. AGT CONTRIBUTING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
  43. 43. HAPPY FARMERS ON A VISIT TO AGT LABORATORIES 43
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