+256 782 700 010+256 782 700 010

Contact Person: Project Manager. Mob: +256 782 700 010.

Contact Person: Claire Mbambu, Administrator. Mob: +256 774 138 451.

Description: The aim of this project is to develop a vibrant and sustainable cocoa value chain in Bundibugyo district. It is a partnership between the Government of Uganda and the European Union through MARKUP initiative focused at addressing obstacles and challenges experienced in the cocoa value chain in relation to reduced production and productivity, harvest and post-harvest losses, market access and diversification into higher export markets for smallholders. The project will enhance market access to EU and other Africa Caribbean and Pacific countries by supporting private operators in the cocoa value chains to improve quality and quantity of the produce and retain premium prices for the same through niche export markets.


Contact Person: Maniraguha Emmanuel, Chairman. Mob: +256 752 439 245.

Contact Person: Costantine Bwambale, Chairman. Mob: +256 772 482 248.

Contact Person: Tantine Masika, Secretary. Mob: +256 779 777 252.

Established: 2001.

Partners: Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU).

Description: Association that deals in cocoa nursery seedlings, agro-inputs and seek markets for its members. Its aim is to improve the quality of cocoa being produced and increase the production and export volumes of cocoa from Uganda.

Contact Person: Nick Moss, Operations Manager. Mob: +256 752 755 069. Email: nick@escouganda.com.

Contact Person: Nick Francis. Mob: +256 772 855 266.

Established in: 1955 (but closed and crossed to DRC) and resumed in Uganda in 1970s.

Certifications: Fairtrade, EOS and NOP

Target market: UK and USA.

Interest: To increase visibility locally and internationally among the cocoa stakeholders and be part strong partners for the government as Uganda establishes policies for the sub-sector.

Description: Buyers and exporters of cocoa, moringa, vanilla and chillies.

+256 757 517 459+256 757 517 459

Contact Person: Stephen Sembuya Magulu, CEO.

Description: the company produces locally made chocolates. It was formerly called Pink Foods Industries Ltd.

In News: [Uganda chocolate company taps into growing regional demand with cheaper pricing]

Ugandan chocolate company taps into growing regional demand with cheaper pricing

Contact Person: Jeffrey Steinberg. Email: info@latitudetrade.co.

Established: 2016.

Certification: Certified B Corporation, Organic Certification (US NOP and EU).

Description: Latitude is a social enterprise in Uganda producing and exporting specialty cocoa, bean to bar chocolate and cocoa derivatives. The company works with over 5000 certified organic cocoa farmers in Uganda to provide training and a stable market for wet cacao purchased directly from registered farmers at rural village collection points. Latitude operates central fermentation and drying facilities for the production of fully traceable specialty cocoa from several regions of Uganda, supplying chocolate companies in the US, EU and Asia markets. Latitude also produces its own bean to bar chocolate brand (Latitude Craft Chocolate), cocoa powder and cocoa butter at its factories in Kampala for sale in East Africa, US, EU and Japan markets.

Description: ICAM owns a centre in Bundibugyo for cocoa collection, according to the most modern processing technique standards. It supports farmers with training in the latest farming know-how. Cocoa beans are processed to produce craft chocolates which are consumed locally and exported.

Contact Person: Gustav Gonget, Managing Director. Mob: +256 783 480 124. Email: ggonget@gmail.com.

Contact Person: Barbara Gonget, Administrator. Mob: +256 772 446 433. Email: barbaragonget@gmail.com.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/equatorchocolate.

Established in: 2018.

Founders: Gustav and Barbara Gonget.

Description: Equator Chocolate is among the first companies to add value to the locally grown cocoa beans to produce high quality chocolate for local and export purposes. The team aims at increasing visibility of the product brand; substitute imported chocolates in the country and increase export of locally finished products from Uganda. The firm currently participates in some MARKUP Project activities and events

Contact Person: Geofrey Arinaitwe. Mob: +256 786 290 279. Email: aggarinaitwe@gmail.com.

Description: Established in 2018 and it processes coffee and cocoa AveniaGlo cosmetics and Gorumet Deluxe chocolates.

Contact Person: Maniraguha Emmanuel, Managing Director. Mob: +256 772 439 245, +256 752 439 245.

Membership: Uganda Cocoa Development Association.

Target market: Cocoa exporters.

Interest: To network with other cocoa stakeholders and establish a cocoa association across the country.

Description: Buys cocoa beans from farmers and field traders, dry them, grade, ferment, sort (primary processing) and sell to large international buyers and exporters


Contact Person: Muhindo Raunale, Director. Mob: +256 778 364 033. Email: gbaluku1988@gmail.com.

Contact Person: Geoffrey Baluku, Assistant Manager. Mob: +256 778 267 472.

Established in: 2019.

Description: Traders (buys and sells) dry cocoa beans. The company buys cocoa beans, dries it and ferments it and then sells it to local buyers that have large stores. Farmers are paid depending on the sunshine type (1, 2 and 3). It also deals in vanilla.


Contact Person: Ezra Biyara, Director.

Description: Since 2015, Ezra BR Agency has been buying good quality cocoa beans from farmers and selling it to exporting companies. The agency currently supplies to African Trade Winds. It is seeking for more customers interested in locally grown cocoa.

+256 705 873 242+256 705 873 242

Contact: Jerald Ampumurize, Director.

Description: Deals in buying and selling of cocoa beans since 2020.


Description: Buyers and sellers of cocoa and vanilla.

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