Monitored cultivation in Uganda


The organic quality sesame seed is characterised by its slightly nutty and mildly aromatic taste, the foundation of which is laid in the careful cultivation of sesame plants in Gulu (Uganda). Roughly 30,000 farmers cultivate sesame plants on very good soils across numerous small farms. We receive a natural raw product, without the use of pesticides and of the highest quality. This makes sesame seeds from Gulu ideally suited for our agaSAAT® assortment.

agaSAAT®’s quality management starts in the fields of our producing countries. We purchase our seeds only from long-standing and certified contract partners whose cultivation conditions are regularly inspected.

During our last field inspection we could not help but notice once again how bright and evenly the sesame seeds grow in the region of Gulu (Uganda). We are always happy to work with GADC, especially because the proceeds support the local infrastructure. While visiting the production plant, we also visited the new hall for storage and processing. It meets our requirements. A new cleaning line was also installed in 2019.

Our local contact is GADC founder (Gulu Agricultural Development Company) Bruce Robertson, who since 2009 has been dedicated to the revival of farming knowledge and the education and training of farmers in the areas of sustainable agriculture, farming as a livelihood, proper storage, accounting and much more. Together with other organisations, fields were developed in specific geographical regions and a new value chain was formed. The growers are also certified via GADC by the Fair for life for trade (Fair Trade) and Control Union (for GOTS) organisations.