RUCID has been involved in food processing since 2000.

Vision

To be a well-equipped and profitable organization with professional staff; and leading in producing good quality and health organic foods and beverages.

Mission

To profitably and competitively satisfy the local and international consumers of health products by producing organic products and facilitating farmers in Uganda to produce organic fruits and access markets.

Objectives

Maintain gross margin to above 25%.

Achieve Return of Capital Employed of 20%

Double organic farming support, and training to farmers by 2016.

Increase production levels of fruit juices and chips by 300%

Improve inventory turnover to 6 times in 2014, 7 in 2015, and 8 in 2016.

Products & Services

RuciFresh ltd sells the products of Juices: Hibiscus, Bananas, Jack fruits, Pineapples, Mangoes, Passion; and Dried fruits: Pineapples, Jack fruits, Banana and mangoes at local, regional, national and international markets, and organizes the farmers who supply the raw materials and trains them and offers them extension work in order to keep the quality of producing organic products in the districts of Mityana, Mubende, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa; with the aim of expanding to Fort Portal, Kamwenge, Kasese and other districts producing fruits.

The Background

my-rucifreshRUCID has been involved in food processing since 2000. The food processing department produces a variety of fruit and other agro-based products including cassava crisps, yam crisps, fried groundnuts, dried fruits and SlyNyas, fruit juices, fruit wines, fruit jams, herbs and spices.

RUCID has two fruit drying facility one in Mubende Town council and the other at our trial farm in Lubanja village Mityana District. We also have a fruit juice processing facility in Mityana. All fruits processed are grown by the organically registered and certified farmers.

Our food processing department now produces Fresh fruit juices which has been organically certified and also certified by Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and properly bottled for marketing as ready to drink. In addition to processing products RUCID, processing department offers training facilities to RUCID College students, farmers and other interested persons so that they can acquire skills and experiences in food processing and value addition.
ConstructionRUCID food processing department is the only Small enterprise in Uganda which is bottling fruit juices in glass bottles which is a sign of quality.

RUCID food processing department has been incorporated into RuciFresh Ltd . It is owned by RUCID, an NGO that is offering social services to the farmers. As a result of RUCID interventions, farm practices have tremendously improved; leading to increased production. The farmers expected RUCID to buy the produce.

RuciFresh ltd is a value addition center. RuciFresh serves suppliers as trusted allies, providing them with the loyalty of a business partner and the economics of agri-business support to ensure organic farm produce quality and efficient accessibility to the market. Our training and outreach support is mission critical, so we give our suppliers the assurance that we will be there when they need us.