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Uganda Agricultural Insurance Scheme (UAIS) a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement with Uganda Insurers Association (UIA), the Government of Uganda (represented by the Ministry of Finance) implementing an Agriculture Insurance Premium Subsidy Scheme over a five (5) year period starting in FY 2016/17 effective 1st July 2016. Ugx.5billion has been provided for the Financial Year 2016/17.

The Scheme will provide insurance premium subsidies to farmers. 

The general objective of the scheme is to ensure that a Ugandan farmer is largely protected against the effects of agriculture risks (especially the production risks) by introducing measures which shall ensure an indemnity sufficient to keep the farmer in business; the specific objectives of the Scheme are to: –

  1. To make agriculture insurance affordable to farmers in Uganda
  2. To increase access of farmers to credit by protecting agriculture loans disbursed by financial institutions from the effects of specified agriculture risks.

To that end, a premium subsidy will be provided to farmers who directly purchase agriculture insurance and those that access agriculture loans through financial institutions.

UIA has been appointed the Administrator of the Scheme and the Association’s CEO, Chairperson of the National Committee. The oversight role will be undertaken by The Ministry of Finance.

A National steering committee has also been put in place for implementation purposes and to which several stakeholders have been appointed namely; MAAIF, UNFFE, UCA, Feed the future, UNMA, UBA, agribusiness alliance etc

 

Exceptional Services We Offer

With our insurance policies you can find coverage for a broad range of farms from small rural acreages to traditional production farms to the largest farms with commercial exposures. From drought index insurance to livestock insurance, we offer a variety of coverages.

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Subsidies

S/N Scale Proposed Subsidy
1. Small Scale Farmers

50%

2. Large Scale Farmers

30%

3. Small & Large Scale Farmers in High Risk Prone Areas

80%

 

S/N Farmer Category  Either by Number of Acreage Either by Annual Income Subsidy
1 Small scale Less than 5 acres Less than 20M seasonal income 50%
2 Large scale 5 acres and more More than 20M seasonal Income 30%

 

S/N Farmer Category  Either by Number of Acreage Either by Annual Income Subsidy
1 Small scale Less than 5 acres Less than 20M seasonal income 50%
2 Large scale 5 acres and more More than 20M seasonal Income 30%

 

Live Stock

S/N   Item Number/Quantity Subsidy
1 Small scale Poultry 500 – 2000 50%
  Large scale   2000 and above 30%
2 Small scale Cattle 1 - 30 50%
  Large Scale   30 and above 30%
3 Small scale Pigs 1 - 50 50%
  Large Scale   50 and above 30%
4    Fish Participants are mostly large scale 30%

Priority Crops and Livestock Covered under the National scheme

(Selected from Agricultural Sector Strategic Plan 2015/16-2019/20 & NDPII 2015/16-2019/20)

Crops covered

  1. Coffee:
  2. Maize:
  3. Beans:
  4. Rice:
  5. Cotton
  6. Bananas:
  7. Oil seeds (Sunflower, Simsim, Soybean, Groundnuts)
  8. Fruit trees
  9. Tea
  10. Sorghum
  11. Barley
  12. Irish potatoes

Livestock

  1. Cattle (beef & diary)
  2. Poultry
  3. Pigs
  4. Fish