GROW MORE SEEDS UGANDA LIMITED is a Nominee for the 2019 Uganda Responsible Investment Award (URI Award) slated for 22nd November 2019 during a High Level Uganda Responsible Investment Summit and Award Ceremony. The 2019 Uganda Responsible Investment Summit and Award Ceremony is organised by Public Opinions and Office of the Minister of State for Privatisation and Investment. The award is offered to Companies and organisations which promote and uphold International Best Standards and Practices and have made tremendous contributions towards attainment of Uganda Vision 2040 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Grow More Seeds Uganda Ltd started in 2008 rising through all ranks and its now worth 3 Million USD employing over 65 Ugandans and has an annual corporate Social Responsibility Budget of 65 Million Shillings.
More than ten years ago, we had a vision – “aiming to be number one company in the agricultural sector in Uganda and the region. The Company is focusing on Solutions that improve the quality of lives of farming community in Uganda through use of improved varieties, integration of irrigation system, sale of simplified and affordable farm implements.
Our Mission and Core Values
Grow More Seeds and Chemicals Limited (GMS) wishes to achieve sustainable agricultural growth in the region by empowering the farmers through the provision of quality seeds and other agricultural inputs to improve their production and productivity.
Our Product / Services
- Agricultural seeds
- Agro chemicals
- Irrigation equipment
- Marketing and Export of Pulses
To succeed in this business, GMS:
- Maintains consistency and integrity.
- Delivers products promptly.
- Works with customers at a personal level.
- Sells good quality and guaranteed products.
- Employs an innovative management and technical team.
GMS has a board of Directors of 3 members with over 25 years’ experience in agribusiness, processing, marketing, irrigation and biotechnology. The Company has set up a Management Team in place to manage production farms, seed and grain processing unit, and marketing section.
Company Personnel and Capability;
The Company has highly qualified technical staff, equipment and logistics in place deployed for implementation. In addition the company has a team of 50 experienced technical staff that is responsible for the day to day operations of the business and including over 150 contract workers in Company processing plant and farms.
Seed/Grain Processing Unit and Warehouses
The Company has invested 2.5 million US$ in purchasing and building a state of art processing plant that include a seed/grain processing unit of 21,000MT per year, a rice mill of 4,000mt capacity and including a warehouse with a capacity of 4,000mt.
Color Sorting Machine;
The Color Sorting Machine is a new addition to our existing facilities, with product output of 8-12 tons per hour, sorting accuracy of 99.9% and can detect 0.01 square mm impurities with carry over rate of 15:1 ratio.
As registered seed Company, we pride ourselves in quality that speaks for itself without compromising safety and reliability hence it was imperative to address the quality issue affecting seed and export of beans commodity through investment on color sorter and GMS is among the first companies to procure and own it in Uganda.
Thus, Color and size are the most important features for accurate classification and sorting of product which can be done by using some optical sensors or analyzing their pictures to arrive to final quality output. The color sorting machine is very key to the growth of GMS business since it has reduced the huddles of employing manual sorting characterized with high cost and time consuming.
Seed Production/Out-grower Activity
The Company for the last eleven (11) years has been involved in the seed production, processing and marketing of the own products both locally and a cross neighboring Countries like South Sudan, DRC Congo and Burundi. Within the same period has managed to reach over 13,000 out-growers in rural communities in Uganda in terms of Capacity building, provision of quality Agric inputs for seed and grain production of selected varieties.
Since its incorporation in 2008, the company has strived to empower the Ugandan farming communities through provision of quality service inputs. GMS also works directly with producers/ traders dealing in beans and maize business. The company has also put in place a procedure to ensure quality that seed supplied by contracted out-growers meet the required parameters
In addition to out-grower program, the Company provides irrigation solutions, from equipment supply to service provision and repair, design and installation, GMS Experience in irrigation ensures that you can be conﬁdent of getting the most accurate and cost-effective design. Our design team have valuable installation experience, and are fully aware of the pitfalls of a badly designed system and the Company is the key distributors of one of the leading manufacturer of irrigation equipment in India.
Company Production Farms
The Company owns seed production farms of approximately 1,000acres in Luwero and Buikwe districts. The Company has also put in place irrigation facilities in order to overcome weather challenges in the production farms.
Awards and Recognition
- An ISO 9001 - 2015 Certified Company
- Accredited top 5 quality seed companies in Uganda
- Recognized in the Uganda National Farmers Federation 2012
- In 2014, 2015 & 2016, selected among the Top 100 mid-sized companies in Uganda
- Named and Recognized in the top 50 brands magazine 2016
- Recognized in top outstanding performance in production and sale of quality legumes in Uganda 2018
Membership and Partnerships
- Registered active member of Uganda Seed Trade Association (USTA)
- Member of Uganda Manufacture’s Association
- Members of UNADA
- Member of TGCU
Grow More Seeds and Chemicals Limited (GMS)
Located in Plot 21, Luthuli Avenue Bugolobi - Kampala
G.N. Mohana Rao, Chairman
Office Mob. +256777779994, +256200903335