PIBID Introduces Tooke to the Ugandan American Market in Denver

Posted September 9, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Business ~ 3,812 views


By Ronnie Mayanja, UNAA Times Online ~ The UNAA Denver Convention served as the launching pad for a new product Tooke Flour that was supposed to be launched at the Sunday dinner but was delayed by the US Customs and never made in time for the UNAA Convention.

The project that is a Presidential initiative for Banana Industrial Development (PIBID) is a pilot project to help develop Uganda’s Matooke for export.

PIBID whose underlying theory of change is that rural farmers with access to science led-processing and value addition enterprises will be able to rapidly access profitable market chains that supply local, regional and international markets resulting in increased household income.

It is modeled around a rural Technology Business Incubator (TBI) and an Industrial Technology Park (ITP), models that have helped to transform economies in Europe, America and Asia.

These enhance success of early stages of technology transfer and diffusion, and entrepreneurship among entrepreneurs, researchers & academics.

At the UNAA Denver Convention PIBID was represented by Dr. Florence Muranga the Execitive Director and Founder of this project. As part of her presentation she presented the health and nutritional value of the Tooke flour that has been developed for export.

To learn more about this initiative and how to buy the Tooke flour abroad visit [] ~ Email:

UNAA Times now brings you some of the images from the PIBID stall and the Presentation of Dr. Muranga in Denver.

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