Uganda Seed Sector Analysis - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Uganda Seed Market is segmented by Product type into hybrid seeds, conventional seeds, and varietal seeds, by Crop Type into Row Crops - Rice, Wheat, Maize, Millet, Cotton, and Other Row Crops, and Vegetables - Onion, Tomato, and Other Vegetables.

Market Snapshot

Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2019
CAGR: 2.1 %

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Market Overview

The Uganda seed market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 2.1% during the forecast period 2020-2025. The seed industry in Uganda is characterized by the production and marketing of major and minor crop species ranging from agronomic crops to vegetables. In general, the Ugandan seed industry can be described as quite diverse comprised of privately owned seed companies, ranging from small to medium scale companies and a few multinationals.

Uganda’s seed industry is fully privatized with two distinct seed supply systems, the informal seed supply system, and the formal system. The formal system, which is fully regulated covers 20% of the market at the present, is fast-growing and has registered local and international seed companies operating under this segment. National Seed Certification Service (NSCS) is the government entity under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), responsible for certifying body for the seed varieties and regulating the seed sector in the region.

Scope of the report

The report defines the Uganda seed sector, in terms of end-users. The scope of the study encompasses the analysis of major crops along with competitive analysis, which will include the profiles of major players (company overview, product portfolio, key developments, such as merger and acquisition, product innovation, and R&D) operating in the market. For the purpose of this report, the seeds used for sowing have been considered for market estimations and forecasts. The market does not include seeds used for human or animal consumption.

Product
Non-GM/Hybrid Seeds
GM Seeds
Varietal Seeds
Crop Type
Grains and Cereals
Maize
Rice
Wheat
Sorghum
Other Grains & Cereals
Pulses and Oilseeds
Soybean
Sunflower
Canola
Pulses
Other Oilseeds
Cotton, Vegetables
Solanaceae
Cucurbit
Roots & Bulbs
Brassica
Other Vegetables
Other Crops

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Key Market Trends

Government Support Towards Development of Quality Seeds

Uganda’s draft National Seed Policy of 2016 holds a seed class called the Quality Declared Seeds (QDS). An organization called The Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) has organized and empowered seed producers, farmer organizations, and co-operatives into Local Seed Businesses (LSBs) to promote the QDS in order to meet the demand for the quality seeds within the region. Maize, Beans, Finger Millet and Sorghum are the four priority crops grown in Uganda. LSB produces only the bean varieties and in 2017, it produced 237.1MT of a bean seed and sold around 217.8MT of the seeds the same year. QDS makes sure that the seeds produced in an area are sold only in that area and not to the government under the OWC program. The QDS acts as an alternate for providing the seed quality assurance and quality control of crops for the regions that are limited in resources. The National Seed Certification Service (NSCS) develops the regulations specifically for QDS.

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Increased Demand for Hybrid Seeds

The Uganda Seed Trade Association (USTA) coordinates and oversees the development of a seed industry by bringing in the Private sector players in seed trade in and around Uganda. In 2017, it is seen that the sale of Hybrid maize seed rose to 10,721MT from 309MT from 2015, which is a 97% increase. In the same year, an 81% increase is seen in the sale of Open-pollinated seed to 4339 MT from 835MT. Comparatively, the sale of Hybrid seed is higher than the sale of Open-pollinated seed indicating the rise in demand for the hybrid seed within the region and that the farmers are moving towards the use of Hybrid seeds over the traditional seeds.

Increased Demand for Hybrid Seeds during the forecast 2016-2020

Competitive Landscape

The key seed sector actors in the country include government agencies under the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), as well as national and multinational seed companies, seed multiplication farmer associations, seed dealers; farmers and civil society. The scope of the study encompasses the analysis of major crops along with competitive analysis, which will include the profiles of major players (company overview, product portfolio, key developments, such as merger and acquisition, product innovation, and R&D) operating in the market. For the purpose of this report, the seeds used for sowing have been considered for market estimations and forecasts.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porters Five Force's Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Product

      1. 5.1.1 Non-GM/Hybrid Seeds

      2. 5.1.2 GM Seeds

      3. 5.1.3 Varietal Seeds

    2. 5.2 Crop Type

      1. 5.2.1 Grains and Cereals

        1. 5.2.1.1 Maize

        2. 5.2.1.2 Rice

        3. 5.2.1.3 Wheat

        4. 5.2.1.4 Sorghum

        5. 5.2.1.5 Other Grains & Cereals

      2. 5.2.2 Pulses and Oilseeds

        1. 5.2.2.1 Soybean

        2. 5.2.2.2 Sunflower

        3. 5.2.2.3 Canola

        4. 5.2.2.4 Pulses

        5. 5.2.2.5 Other Oilseeds

      3. 5.2.3 Cotton, Vegetables

        1. 5.2.3.1 Solanaceae

        2. 5.2.3.2 Cucurbit

        3. 5.2.3.3 Roots & Bulbs

        4. 5.2.3.4 Brassica

        5. 5.2.3.5 Other Vegetables

      4. 5.2.4 Other Crops

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Victoria Seeds

      2. 6.3.2 NASECO

      3. 6.3.3 FICA Seeds

      4. 6.3.4 East African Seed

      5. 6.3.5 Seed Co

      6. 6.3.6 Equator Seeds

      7. 6.3.7 East African Seed

      8. 6.3.8 Bejo

      9. 6.3.9 Kenya Highland Seed

      10. 6.3.10 Limagrain

      11. 6.3.11 Rijk Zwaan

      12. 6.3.12 Sakata

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Seed Market In Uganda market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Seed Market In Uganda is growing at a CAGR of 2.1% over the next 5 years.

Victoria Seeds , NASECO , FICA Seeds, East African Seed, Seed Co are the major companies operating in Seed Market In Uganda.

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