FILTEA - Creation of an organic tea supply in a biodiversity hotspot in Uganda

June 2023
December 2023
Project cost
80 000 €
Role in the project
Supply chain




Agriculture Organic Agriculture Market



Main goals

The FoFauPopU project is a response to conservation and development issues around the Kibale National Park. The project involves (component 1) strengthening the collective governance of local communities in Sebitoli and the institutions involved and (component 2) reducing human-wildlife conflicts and nuisances in the northern part of the Park and improving human and animal health

Specific objectives

As for component 3, it focuses on the development and economic valorization of activities encouraging collaborative conservation. For this, the tea sector was identified as responding to a quality and profitable niche market. It is therefore a question of ensuring a transition from a full sun monoculture tea system to a diversified agroforestry system of organic tea also ensuring the role of refuge for biodiversity and carbon storage



A1. Improve the income of small producers around Kibale Park, with a focus on tea and an objective of diversification into other productions
A2. Mitigating the impact of agriculture on wildlife by supporting organic and agroecological practices
A3. Create employment and generate an alternative and viable economic model for tea processing that can be replicated elsewhere in Uganda
A4. Promote commercial surpluses to empower wildlife protection associations

Related people

Agronomist value chain tasks officer / Agriculture & Market / France

Ali Hatimy

Agronomist graduated from AgroParisTech and a dual degree from Sciences Po - Paris School of International Affairs, Master in International Development - he brings his expertise on agricultural value chains (cocoa, cashew nuts, hazelnuts), on agricultural advice, agroforestry and local agro-food processing. Multilingual (French, English, Moroccan and literary Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish), he also has an expertise on the geopolitical contexts and agricultural policies of North Africa and the Middle East: Morocco and Turkey in particular

Project Manager / France

Noémie Rullier

Holder of an Engineering diploma in Agronomy, specializing in Sustainable agricultural & Agri-Food systems for the South, from Montpellier SupAgro- Institut des Régions Chaudes (IRC), she brings her expertise to support technical changes and development processes in rural area; to support farm advisory, training engineering and plant biology research

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Cédric Rabany

Holder of a Master of Science, "Agricultural Engineer and territories development" from the Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture (ISARA Lyon), he brings his expertise in agro-food/agricultural sectors' analysis and development, strengthening of supplychain actors (producers, private/public actors, agro-food industries...), socio-economic analysis of agricultural chains and his great knowledge of companies in these markets

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Task officer in thesis / Agriculture & Market / France

Claire Auger

Graduated with a Master's degree in Biology, Ecology and Evolution and as an agricultural engineer from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Agronomie de Nancy (ENSAIA), she is writing a thesis at Nitidæ on the interactions between agricultural practices and biodiversity in the fields of tea around a national park in Uganda. She participates in the construction of biodiversity measurement methods applicable by producers and in the development of "Wildlife Friendly" labels