Mr. Turyatunga Sam is a practicing food scientist who holds BSC. Degree in Food Processing Technology from Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda. Sam Turyatunga grew working in a family bakery, Tendo confectionery &; Bakery Ltd, which started in 1994 run by the family. The Bakery is now 25 years!.
His entire education life, he was working while studying. He is also a successful young entrepreneur and founder of Tursam Investments ltd, the Uganda’s leading processor of fruit juice drinks under the trade mark UHURU FRUIT DRINKS® which emerged as startup of an agribusiness incubation programme producing only 50 bottles of juice per day. The company now produces 3300 bottles per day and employs 23 people and
supporting 550 fruit famers in Uganda. Sam started his business in a hostel while in his 3rd year at the university. Sam is an accomplished entrepreneur who has won several local and international awards. He won the Young entrepreneur award 2017,Uganda. The AfDB Top Five Young African Agripreneur Award awarded by African Development Bank(AfDB), at IBADAN, Nigeria 2017, Turyatunga Sam got two awards as a successful product of incubation from African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) 2016, KICC-Nairobi, Kenya. He was ranked among the top 40 under 40 years most inspirational men in Uganda for the year 2017 by Uganda’s leading Saturday Vision paper, 2017. He has attained various agribusiness
certifications both local and international; the most recent being the Certification in Agribusiness Small and Medium Enterprises
models and value chains by the Institute of Green Bio Science and Technology of Seoul National University, Korea. 14-23rd January 2019. Sam has conducted various trainings in Banana value chain development such as one at Forest Fruit Foods ltd supported by UNIDO,2018. He also conducted a training in fruit &; vegetable processing at Bishop Stuart University, supported by RUFORUM &; MasterCard Foundation.
His Company Tursam Investments ltd was the overall Winner of UNBS Quality award 2017 under the SMEs agro processing category in Uganda. Due to his passion and achievements in the juice business at a young age, many International organisations such as African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN), IITA, African Development Bank(AfDB), AGRA have supported him to share his business success stories across Africa and inspire African youths in commercialisation of innovative ideas. Sam has trained young entrepreneurs in Egypt, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Còte d'iviore, Kenya, Rwanda and Korea on how to turn ideas into business through “Earn as You learn” programmes.
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