RUCID 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.
RUCID 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.