The Yield Uganda Investment Fund, which is managed by Pearl Capital Partners, has announced an investment of $2.5 million in Pura Organic Agro Tech Ltd structured in both straight equity and patient debt investment. This marks the fund’s eighth investment into the Ugandan agriculture sector but more uniquely, the first substantial value addition investment into the cassava value chain.

Pura, which was incorporated in 2011, is located in Nakasongola District, Central Uganda. Over the ...