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Macadamia: A New Priority Crop For Uganda That Can Earn Farmers Shs70m From An Acre

Macadamia nuts are tree nuts that have a subtle, butter-like flavour and creamy texture. Originated from Australia, macadamia trees are now grown in various places around the world, such as Brazil, Costa Rica, Hawaii, New Zealand and now in Uganda.

Like most other nuts, Macadamia nuts are rich in nutrients and beneficial plant compounds. They’re also linked to several health benefits including improved digestion, heart health, weight management, and blood sugar control.
In Australia, the crop is taken as gold for it has turned many into living a meaningful life. Globally, macadamia growth has increased by 50% in the past decade, accompanied by strong price growth.

Now Government of Uganda is adding Macadamia on the list of priority crops. This was revealed earlier yesterday by the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja while visiting Macadamia farmers at Nambale Village in Mityana District.

He said a farmer can earn between Shs60-Shs70 million shillings from an acre per year if properly managed.

“We are now looking for partners. We are making it a priority crop and we need farmers who can grow it on a large scale because the market is available Worldwide,” the Minister said.

Minister Ssempijja touring a Macadamia plantation in Mityana

Growing Macadamia

When you are to plant just Macadamia with no other food crops, spacing  is 7.5 by 7.5 feet and you will have 75 trees in an acre.

 Macadamia has two seasons a year that is October to March and from June to August.

Macadamia plantation in Mityana

It takes three years for a Macadamia tree to start giving fruits. It can be intercropped like coffee at early stages which can help you earn money from other crops while waiting for the three years to start harvesting.

Credit: Office Of Agriculture Minister

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83 thoughts on “Macadamia: A New Priority Crop For Uganda That Can Earn Farmers Shs70m From An Acre

  1. Miyingo Timothy

    How do I access macademia seedlings from government.? Coz I would like to plant them.

    • Lilian Mugyema

      I’m interested in farming this crop.
      Is there need for soil Testing for the PH specifically for this crop ?
      How well can it thrive in the cold areas of Kabale,Fortportal

      • Josh

        Yes, soil testing is very important as it tells you deficient nutrients or nutrients in excess in your soil before you plant the trees and will guide you in planning a fertiliser program.

        Macadamia trees can thrive very well in those cold areas of Kabale and Fort Portal because they can withstand freezing temperatures up to -3 Degrees Celcius for short periods.

      • James Kennedy

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      • James Kennedy

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      • James Kennedy

        Hallo

        We do have grafted macadamia Seedlings 🌱 upper hybrid (Intergrofolia ) and Rootstock
        ( tetraphylla ) as well.

        We do have Grafted Avocados (Hass Avocado) too

        Kindly call:
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        Regards

    • I need to start planting this ASAP

    • James Kennedy

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    • James Kennedy

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    • James Kennedy

      Hallo
      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

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    • James Kennedy

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    • James Kennedy

      Hallo

      We do have grafted macadamia Seedlings 🌱 upper hybrid (Intergrofolia ) and Rootstock
      ( tetraphylla ) as well.

      We do have Grafted Avocados (Hass Avocado) too

      Kindly call:
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      Regards

  2. Tugume Barak Modson

    I wish to know more on how to grow this crop
    And contacts to get seedlings

  3. Nangwala Rose Nakwagala

    I want to start growing it as i have the land in Luweero

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

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  4. Lwigale Richard

    I am interested in this crop.how can I access the seeds.

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

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  5. Lydia Kirundi

    i am very keen on growing macadamia crop it from planting to harvesting and where do you get market from roughly, how much is one kg? which is dearer, macadamia or vanilla?

    Thank you

    Lydia

    • Lydia Kirundi

      SORRY AUTO CORRECTION:
      HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FROM PLANTING MACADAMIA TO HARVESTING AND WHERE DO YOU GET BUYERS PLEASE?

      THANK YOU

      • Jane Meke

        Am excited and would like to veture into growing the Macademia.How do I get seedlings soonest. Am in Kampala Farming in Luwero

        • James Kennedy

          We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

          Contact
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          +254 736 002288
          Mr. Kennedy

        • James Kennedy

          Hallo

          We do have grafted macadamia Seedlings 🌱 upper hybrid (Intergrofolia ) and Rootstock
          ( tetraphylla ) as well.

          We do have Grafted Avocados (Hass Avocado) too

          Kindly call:
          +254 720 002288
          +254 736 002288
          Mr. Kennedy

          Regards

      • Hannah

        Excited about macadamia. Want to know where I can get the seeds.

      • James Kennedy

        We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

        Contact
        +254 720 002288
        +254 736 002288
        Mr. Kennedy

      • James Kennedy

        Hallo

        We do have grafted macadamia Seedlings 🌱 upper hybrid (Intergrofolia ) and Rootstock
        ( tetraphylla ) as well.

        We do have Grafted Avocados (Hass Avocado) too

        Kindly call:
        +254 720 002288
        +254 736 002288
        Mr. Kennedy

        Regards

    • Josh

      You can learn more about macadamias and even be able to get the seedlings from Amafh farm at Mityana. It would be best to pay a visit and see for yourself then you can do the comparisons with the other crops and arrive at your decision on which one can do best for you.

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
      +254 720 002288
      +254 737 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
      +254 720 002288
      +254 736 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

    • James Kennedy

      Hallo

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
      +254 720 002288
      +254 736 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

    • James Kennedy

      Hallo

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
      +254 720 002288
      +254 736 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

      Thank you

  6. Katabalwa Vincent

    Am impressed
    Please avail me with the contact person in charge of
    Seedling
    Thanks

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
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      Mr. Kennedy

  7. Moses engwau

    Please reach me back, I would like to partner to grow these trees. Or provide a contact I can reach.

    • James Kennedy

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      Contact
      +254 720 002288
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      Mr. Kennedy

  8. Syliver

    Can I Access Seedlings Please, I Need To Tap That Mula Gwe eh!

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
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      Mr. Kennedy

  9. Umar kityo

    Where should do I get the seedlings plz?!

    • Denis M

      Where can I get grafted seedlings.
      Thanks

    • Wanok

      Amafh farms nambaale…we the best

      • James Kennedy

        We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

        Contact
        +254 720 002288
        +254 737 002288
        Mr. Kennedy

      • James Kennedy

        We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

        Contact
        +254 720 002288
        +254 736 002288
        Mr. Kennedy

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
      +254 720 002288
      +254 737 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
      +254 720 002288
      +254 736 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
      +254 720 002288
      +254 736 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

    • James Kennedy

      Hallo Sir

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
      +254 720 002288
      +254 736 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

      Thank you.

    • James Kennedy

      Hallo

      We do have grafted macadamia Seedlings 🌱 upper hybrid (Intergrofolia ) and Rootstock
      ( tetraphylla ) as well.

      We do have Grafted Avocados (Hass Avocado) too

      Kindly call:
      +254 720 002288
      +254 736 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

      Regards

    • James Kennedy

      Hallo

      We do have grafted macadamia Seedlings 🌱 upper hybrid (Intergrofolia ) and Rootstock
      ( tetraphylla ) as well.

      We do have Grafted Avocados (Hass Avocado) too

      Kindly call:
      +254 720 002288
      +254 736 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

      Regards

  10. Diane kyukyu

    M interested in growing it in Luweero .Would like to get some seedlings &advice.

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
      +254 720 002288
      +254 737 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

  11. Othman Kakaire

    I am in Bugiri Busoga,
    Does Macademia do well in Busoga? Where can I get the grafted seedlings in Busoga

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
      +254 720 002288
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      Mr. Kennedy

  12. TONNY OJOK

    Am interested in growing it in Omoro,
    how can i get the seedlings

    • Rita

      I would like to grow the seedlings so i am in need of seeds

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
      +254 720 002288
      +254 737 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

      • James Kennedy

        Hallo

        We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

        Contact
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        Mr. Kennedy

        Feel free to call for more information

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
      +254 720 002288
      +254 736 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
      +254 720 002288
      +254 736 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

    • James Kennedy

      Hallo Sir

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
      +254 720 002288
      +254 736 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

      Thank you.

  13. Lugayizi Mark

    Please ,hope you are doing well,am from mubende and want to start this amazing project,how can I be connected to the farmer in mityana for more clarification

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
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      Mr. Kennedy

  14. TINO POLLA FORTUNATE

    This is an amazing opportunity, Am interested in growing this in Oyam who can i contact?

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
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      Mr. Kennedy

  15. azabo

    How can i get the seeds

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
      +254 720 002288
      +254 737 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

    • James Kennedy

      Hallo

      We do have grafted macadamia Seedlings 🌱 upper hybrid (Intergrofolia ) and Rootstock
      ( tetraphylla ) as well.

      We do have Grafted Avocados (Hass Avocado) too

      Kindly call:
      +254 720 002288
      +254 736 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

      Regards

  16. Top-

    Very much interested in growing these. Where to start?

    • James Kennedy

      We have a lot of macadamia seedlings Grafted and Rootstocks

      Contact
      +254 720 002288
      +254 737 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

    • James Kennedy

      Hallo Sir

      Hallo

      We do have grafted macadamia Seedlings 🌱 upper hybrid (Intergrofolia ) and Rootstock
      ( tetraphylla ) as well.

      We do have Grafted Avocados (Hass Avocado) too

      Kindly call:
      +254 720 002288
      +254 736 002288
      Mr. Kennedy

      Regards

      • James Kennedy

        Hallo

        We do have grafted macadamia Seedlings 🌱 upper hybrid (Intergrofolia ) and Rootstock
        ( tetraphylla ) as well.

        We do have Grafted Avocados (Hass Avocado) too

        Kindly call:
        +254 720 002288
        +254 736 002288
        Mr. Kennedy

        Regards

  17. James Kennedy

    Hallo

    We do have grafted macadamia Seedlings 🌱 upper hybrid (Intergrofolia ) and Rootstock
    ( tetraphylla ) as well.

    We do have Grafted Avocados (Hass Avocado) too

    Kindly call:
    +254 720 002288
    +254 736 002288
    Mr. Kennedy

    Regards.

  18. James Kennedy

    Hallo

    We do have grafted macadamia Seedlings 🌱 upper hybrid (Intergrofolia ) and Rootstock
    ( tetraphylla ) as well.

    We do have Grafted Avocados (Hass Avocado) too

    Kindly call:
    +254 720 002288
    +254 736 002288
    Mr. Kennedy

    Regards

  19. Ian Chemonges

    Great stuff for farmers doing farming as a business

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