Tilda Uganda

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Tilda Uganda Limited
Industry Manufacture & Marketing of Rice
Headquarters Kibimba, Uganda
Key people
Venugopal Pookat
Executive Director
Products Rice

Tilda Uganda Limited is a rice growing and processing company in the Eastern Region of Uganda.

Eastern Region, Uganda Region in Eastern, Uganda

The Eastern region is one of four regions in the country of Uganda. As of Uganda's 2014 census, the region's population was 9,042,422.



The company headquarters and factory are located on a 3,900 hectares (9,637 acres) estate in the community of Kibimba, along the Jinja–Iganga–Bugiri–Tororo Road, about 18 kilometres (11 mi) east of the town of Bugiri. [1] This is about 89 kilometres (55 mi) east of Jinja, the largest city in the sub-region. [2] The coordinates of the company headquarters and factory are 0°32'06.0"N, 33°52'31.0"E (Latitude:0.535005; Longitude:33.875280). [3]

The Jinja–Iganga–Bugiri–Tororo Road is a road in the Eastern Region of Uganda, connecting the towns of Jinja and Tororo. Sometimes referred to as Tororo–Jinja Road, it is a busy transport corridor, connecting traffic from neighboring Kenya, and northeastern Uganda to Jinja, a major commercial and industrial center, and ultimately to Kampala, the country's capital and points beyond.

Bugiri Place in Eastern Uganda, Uganda

Bugiri is a town in the Eastern Region of Uganda. It is the chief town of Bugiri District, and the district headquarters are located there.

Jinja, Uganda Place in Eastern Region, Uganda

Jinja is a city in Uganda, located on the shores of Lake Victoria.


The Kibimba Rice Scheme, was established in 1973. In 1996, Tilda Limited acquired the property. They applied to the International Finance Corporation for a US$2 million loan, as part of the funding required to rehabilitate the estate for growing, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of rice and rice products. [4] It is estimated that in 2011, Tilda Uganda Limited was producing about 20,000 metric tonnes of refined rice grain annually. [5]

International Finance Corporation

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset-management services to encourage private-sector development in less developed countries. The IFC is a member of the World Bank Group and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. in the United States. It was established in 1956, as the private-sector arm of the World Bank Group, to advance economic development by investing in for-profit and commercial projects for poverty reduction and promoting development. The IFC's stated aim is to create opportunities for people to escape poverty and achieve better living standards by mobilizing financial resources for private enterprise, promoting accessible and competitive markets, supporting businesses and other private-sector entities, and creating jobs and delivering necessary services to those who are poverty stricken or otherwise vulnerable.


TUL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tilda Limited, a rice and related food products company headquartered in Rainham, (England), with offices in Dubai, (UAE) and Delhi (India). [6]

Rainham, London suburban town on the outskirts of east London, England, part of the London Borough of Havering

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Dubai Metropolis in United Arab Emirates

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Delhi Megacity and union territory of India, containing the national capital

Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India containing New Delhi, the capital of India. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. The NCT covers an area of 1,484 square kilometres (573 sq mi). According to the 2011 census, Delhi's city proper population was over 11 million, the second-highest in India after Mumbai, while the whole NCT's population was about 16.8 million. Delhi's urban area is now considered to extend beyond the NCT boundaries and include the neighboring satellite cities of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Sonipat, Ghaziabad and Noida in an area now called Central National Capital Region (CNCR) and had an estimated 2016 population of over 26 million people, making it the world's third-largest urban area according to United Nations. As of 2016, recent estimates of the metro economy of its urban area have ranked Delhi either the most or second-most productive metro area of India. Delhi is the second-wealthiest city in India after Mumbai and is home to 18 billionaires and 23,000 millionaires. Delhi ranks fifth among the Indian states and union territories in human development index. Delhi has the second-highest GDP per capita in India.

Other considerations

Some of the members of the family that founded Tilda Limited, were born or lived in Uganda for part of their lives. [7]

See also

Kibimba Place in Uganda

Kibimba, is a settlement in Bugiri District, in the Eastern Region of Uganda.

Bugiri District District in Uganda

Bugiri District is a district in Eastern Uganda. Like most other Ugandan districts, it is named after its 'chief town', Bugiri, where the district headquarters are located.

Economy of Uganda

Endowed with significant natural resources, including ample fertile land, regular rainfall, and mineral deposits, it is thought that Uganda could feed all of Africa if it were commercially farmed. The economy of Uganda has great potential, and it appeared poised for rapid economic growth and development.

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Coordinates: 00°32′06″N33°52′31″E / 0.53500°N 33.87528°E / 0.53500; 33.87528