Hadijah Ssekyondwa N.

Technical Director

Uganda

About Me

I am the Technical director and founder of EcoLife foods with excellent innovation & entrepreneurship skills. Am an industrial chemist by professional with a master’s degree in technology innovations and industrial development from Makerere university.

I am a hardworking, resilient, intelligent and God-fearing person. While attaining a master’s degree I started EcoLife foods in 2015. I worked as a quality control/ quality assurance manager for five at Medipharm industries E.A Ltd, a pharmaceutical company in Bweyogerere after achieving bachelor’s degree in industrial chemistry in 2008. I worked as a trainee analyst at the directorate of Government Analytical Laboratory, in Wandegeya in 2007
I was a first runner-up for ICCO Agribusiness Innovation Challenge 2015. Am very passionate about nature and the environment.

Skills and Expertise


Interests


Vertical farming to nourish Uganda

At EcoLife Foods we make agriculture exciting for youth, lower the risk to do it year round regardless of location, with little soils. We farm in the city..........We are smart.

“Vertical farming at EcoLife Foods is an inclusive technology that promotes growing high value vegetables for both health and wealth. The vertical farms increase productivity per unit area by stacking plants on rails above each other. The rails are made from locally available material. The incorporation of quality soil management techniques, reuse of waste materials such as - polybags, and sub marginal production areas—is encouraged in sustainable systems and lowers cost of production in vertical farming.”  

We grow more variety of leafy green produce on less land, using less water, less soils therefore preventing deforestation, conserving water, reducing greenhouse emissions. 



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Posted 22 September 2017 at 07:48

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Posted 26 November 2015 at 05:41

Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture

Pitch Presentation at 2.55pm today at the conference hall.

Innovation Solution: Re-use of Plastic (PET) Bottles for Cold Rooms (Eco-Cold Storage)

EcoLife foods has established a low cost insulation technology for cold storage facilities by recycling plastic waste bottles. The plastic (PET) bottles are collected from all the hotels, restaurant and collection centres in the suburbs of Kampala. These are cleaned, closed and re-used as source material for insulation in the cavity wall for Eco-cold storage® facilities.

Insulation is very important in cold rooms in achieving energy efficiency and maintaining temperature conditions which can extend the shelf-life of the perishable fruits and vegetables. The facility helps to curb the rate of high post-harvest loses faced in the horticulture and therefore farmers can have more stable prices/income.


You are all invited for the pitch presentation and Promote innovation idea by pressing the thumb (like)

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Anne Marie Kortleve Good luck with your pitch today Hadijah!

1 year 10 months ago

Alex Byamukama Hay Anne

1 year 6 months ago