A green house is a building in which plants are grown. This business idea aims at a production capacity of 110 kgs per day throughout the year assuming a 3 month production cycle annually. The revenue potential is estimated at US$ 20,000 per quarter translating into US$ 80,000 per year. The total investment capital is US$ 53,400 and a profit of US $ 9,080 per year. The project is expected to yield a net profit margin of 11% and to have a payback period of 7 months.

Project Description

The idea involves acquiring and preparation of land, setting up the green house, planting the tomatoes, managing the garden, harvesting the tomatoes when they are ready and marketing the tomatoes.

Scale of Investment
Capital Investment Requirements in US$

Item Qty Cost Total
Land 1 4,000 4,000
office equipment 1 2,400 2,400
Agriculture equipment 1 15,000 15,000
Store house 1 10,000 10,000
Green house 1 15,000 15,000
Cold room 1 5,000 5,000
perimeter fence 1 2,000 2,000
TC of Machinery 53,400

Production and Operating Costs

Cost Item Units @ Qty/qtr Pdn cost/ qtr Pdn cost/ yr
Direct Costs
Seedlings Pkts 2 1000 2000 8000
Fertilisers Sacks 5 20 100 400
Pesticides Bottles 14 70 980 3,920
Sub-total 3,080 12,320

General Costs(Overheads)

Utilities 6,000 24,000
Labour 3,600 14,400
Miscellaneous costs 600 2,400
Depreciation(Asset write off)Exp 4,450 17,800
Sub-Total 14,650 58,600
Total Operating Costs 17,730 70,920
  1. Production costs assumed are for 366 days per year.
  2. Depreciation (fixed asset write off) assumes a 1 years’ life of assets written off at 25% per year for all assets.
  3. A production month is assumed to have 30 days.
  4. Investment is assumed in 4 quarters a year

Project Product Costs and Price Structures

Item Qty/qtr Qty/Yr UPx T/rev
Tomatoes (kgs) 10,000 40,000 2.00 80,000
Total 80,000

Profitability Analysis in US$

Profitability Item Per day Per Month Per Yr
Revenue 222 6,667 80,000
Less: Production and Operating Costs 197 5,910 70,920
Profit 25 757 9,080

Market Analysis

Tomatoes are consumed by a big number of people in the county everyday so there market potential is big especially in markets and supermarkets.

Sources of supply of raw materials

All the raw materials required are locally available in Uganda.

Government facilities & incentives available

The government has fixed tax waivers on agriculturalists.


Currently the risks associated with this product are minimal, demand is high and all the ingredients used in making the product can be obtained locally.


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