PROCESSING SOYA FLOUR IN UGANDA

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Introduction

Soya Bean is emerging as an important crop in Pallisa, Soroti, and Kumi districts of Uganda. Apart from being a source of edible oil, Soya is rich in proteins. Defatted or whole Soya is used to make innumerable products like: Soya milk, Soya flour, Soya coffee and Nugget. These products have gained consumer acceptance and a steady growth of market is expected.
This idea is estimated to yield annual revenue of US$ 312,000 with a net profit margin of 36% and a payback period of 4 months.

 

Production Capacity

It is projected that this plant will produce 1 ton (1,000kgs) of Soya flour per day.

Production Process

Whole soya flour is made by cooking pre-soaked beans, drying, dehulling, and powdering. Soya Nuggets and Soya meal are made from Soya flour by extrusion.

Technology

The processing of soya flour requires the use of modern technology which involves the employment of some skills especially in machinery operation.

Plant & Machinery:

Plant and Machinery consists of cleaning equipment, SS Tanks, Grinders, Boiler, weighing scale and packaging machine.

Note: Machinery can be locally purchased in Uganda especially from Agro-Sokon – Uganda limited.

Project Costs

Capital Investment Requirements in US$

Capital Investment Item Units Qty @$ Amount $
Truck No. 1 8,000 8,000
Grinder No. 1 2,500 2,500
Boiler No. 1 100 100
Gas Cooker No. 1 500 500
SS Tank No. 1 50 50
Cleaning Machine No. 1 500 500
Furniture No. 5 30 150
Weighing Scale No. 1 100 100
Packaging Machine No. 1 1,000 1,000
Total Amount 12,900

Operating Costs in US$ 3. Project Product Costs & Price Structure in US$

Item Units @ Qty/ day Prod. Cost/day Prod. Cost/ month Prod. Cost/ Year
Direct Costs
Soya Kgs 0.5 1,000 500 13,000 156,000
Sub total 5 00 13,000 156,000
Rent 500 6,000
Gas 500 6,000
Labour 500 6,000
Utilities (Power & Water) 800 9,600
Repair & Maintenance 500 6,000
Packers 130 1,560
Fuel 500 6,000
Depreciation(Asset write off) Expense 268.7 3,224
Sub – total 3,699 44,384
Total Operating Costs 16,699 200,384
Item Qty/day Qty/yr @ Pdn Cost/yr UPx T/rev
Flour 1000 312,000 0.6 200,384 1 312,000

Profitability Analysis in US$

Profitability Item Per day Per Month Per Year
Revenue 1,000 26,000 312,000
Less: Production & Operating Costs 500 16,699 200,384
Profit 500 9,301 111,616

Raw Material Availability

For the proposed product mix 1 ton per day (30 tons per month) of Soya Beans are required. This will be locally sourced from local Markets.

Government Facilities and Incentives Available

Government is willing to finance Agro-Processing Industries and provide technical support to them in her bid to promote industrialization.

Market Analysis:

The potential markets for soya flour are in the school feeding programme, Social welfare feeding programme, confectionery industries, Baking Industries for Nuggets and Chunks manufacturing as a supplement for wheat flour.

 

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