NL Bioproducts Ltd.
Providing value-added fruit products
NL Bioproducts is processing indigenous, wild fruits and berries into value-added market products such as jams, marmalades, and wines. In doing so, the enterprise incentivises rural communities to sustain traditionally valuable indigenous plants in their farmlands and it helps create additional sources of income for these communities.
Consumers also benefit from what the enterprise's research shows to be the unique nutritional values of these wild, organically-grown fruits compared to other farmed products on the market. The enterprise hopes to scale up production and quality assurance of the value-added fruit and berry products from government laboratories to its own facilities.
Makerere University School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bioengineering is developing scientific protocols for processing produce into jam and wine products in collaboration with NL Bioproducts.
Natural Chemotherapeutics Research Institute (NCRI) at the Ministry of Health in Uganda is conducting nutritional analyses on the raw produce purchased by NL Bioproducts and the final value-added products.
The Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) is developing scientific protocols for processing produce into nutritional supplements.
Nature and Livelihoods NGO helps with planning and coordinating research on the nutritional benefits of NL Bioproduct's products.