Oil Palm Uganda Limited
Soil to Pan Philosophy
BIDCO employs technology to have an edge over competition, while being cognizant of the fact that human resource is the only sustainable competitive advantage. This innovative environment leads to the nurturing of the Soil to Pan Value Chain Philosophy. BIDCO's production systems start with the farmers and ending with the consumer. Literally a farm to table approach.
To fulfill this philosophy, Oil Palm Uganda Limited a BIDCO subsidiary based on Kalangala Island, signed an agreement with the Uganda Government to undertake an integrated palm oil project on the island in the year 2002. Kalangala Oil Palm Project was and still is part of the Ugandan Government Vegetable Oil Development Project (VODP) initiative geared towards increasing Vegetable oil production in Uganda. The project is supported by IFAD and the World Bank with BIDCO and Wilmar Plantations playing a major role as the private investors. Creating a truly a winning partnership.
The Soil to Pan Philosophy is initiated from the pre-nursery stage. Palm seedlings imported from renowned producers of palm hybrid seeds are placed at the pre-nursery stage. BIDCO monitors the process rigorously, through to the nursery stage where all practices are in strict conformity with Best Agricultural Practices. BIDCO's conformity guarantees that procedures such as pruning and the eventual harvesting, lead to fruits with an abundance of oil. This in turn is moved to the factory where through a series of processes; high quality fats, oils and hygiene products are manufactured. These products find their way into institutions and homes. BIDCO's focus on technology is the central plank in guaranteeing the success of the Soil to Pan Philosophy. BIDCO conforms to Good Manufacturing Practice.