Omia Agribusiness Development Group is a leading provider of high quality, genuine, cost-effective agri-inputs such as seeds, fertilizers, farm tools and equipment and agricultural extension services based in Arua, Uganda’s West Nile region. Omia further purchases and aggregates produce for sale and export to South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo which are the leading import markets for food crops from Uganda.
There is a growing need for quality, genuine and affordable agri-inputs in the West Nile region. This has been evidenced by the recent growth in Omia’s sales figures. With the World Food Programme changing from giving direct food support to cash-based interventions, refugees will need to start producing their own food which will lead to a rise in demand for agro-inputs. Agricultural loans are typically expensive given the risk categorization of the sector. This has created an opportunity for companies that provide agricultural inputs, extension services, and off-take. As such, Omia sets out to expand its agricultural distribution network by setting up agricultural input distribution and sales centers (Omia Agribusiness Farmer Hubs) in Arua, Lira, Gulu, Kampala and Juba.
Omia is based in Uganda’s West Nile region, which is home to over a million South Sudanese refugees. An investment in Omia Agribusiness will spur refugees’ access to agricultural inputs such as seeds, fertilizers, and farm tools, as well as training (extensions) and market connections for harvest, thereby increasing food security and household income.
Omia Agribusiness Development Group Ltd has a team of experienced and knowledgeable agriculturalists with a combined experience of over 5 years.
- Iganachi Razaki Omia. – Founder and CEO, experienced agribusiness professional.
- Dobi Martha – Accountant, business, and administration expert
- Ndema Gilbert – Agricultural Inputs Manager, agricultural professional
- Alaru Nobert – Agribusiness Services Manager, agricultural professional