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Asigma to Work With Palladium on the NU-TEC Market Development Programme

About Palladium Group

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact— the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. Palladium works with corporations, governments, foundations, investors, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits. You can learn more about Palladium Group here.

Overview of the NU-TEC MD Programme

NU-TEC MD (Northern Uganda – Transforming the Economy through Climate Smart Agri-Business Market Development) is a component of a  seven-year £43m DFID-funded programme that aims to increase the incomes and climate resilience of poor men and women in Northern Uganda (NU) by (a) stimulating sustainable, pro-poor growth in selected agricultural markets and (b) improving the position of poor men and women within these market systems by making the market systems more inclusive for poor people. Funded by the UK Government, and implemented by Palladium, NU-TEC Market Development (MD) provides expertise and consulting services to innovative businesses and shifts agricultural market dynamics in a way that supports triple bottom line; economic, social and environmental improvements in; firms and market performance.

NUTEC MD brokers relationships and works with private sector firms in agricultural markets to identify, attract and support investments that drive growth and increases in income and climate resilience for smallholders in Northern Uganda.

Asigma Capital is Palladium’s preferred partner for implementation of the NU-TEC programme. 

About the Partnership

Asigma Capital was contracted by Palladium to work with Palladium partner firms as they develop their business models and strategies for investing in the agri-economy of Northern –Uganda. The nature of the work involves working with Palladium partners on short to medium term consultancies in developing comprehensive strategic and commercially-focused plan.

The scope of the consultancy consists of  developing data-centric business strategies, tools and resulting plans; mentoring and guiding  businesses in best management practices through identifying core goals, direction, capacity development needs, and coordination of activities of the firm; linking businesses to local equity investors; providing legal support to businesses; and providing operational support to businesses.