Nearly 72% of the land in Uganda is arable and 45% of East African arable land is located in Uganda. The region experiences higher rural-urban migration than the rest of the regions, with citizens taking up simple trades and white-collar jobs nearer to the capital city.
Polygamy is widely practiced, leading to large and increasing family sizes. There is increased gender disparity, domestic violence and land fragmentation.
The Uganda Vision 2040 identifies agriculture as a key opportunity to strengthen the economy and transform society from a peasant to a modern, prosperous country.
Goal of the Project
To improve the wellbeing of smallholder farming households in Buikwe, Mukono and Kayunga districts. To enable poor farmers to enter into the cash economy by engaging in profitable farming so that they are able to meet their household educational, health, nutritional and other needs.
- Improve the capacities of 10 Farmer Organisations, with at least 60% women, to act as viable and self-enabled Community-based Organisations by 2021.
- Increase to profits and membership levels
- Improve and consolidate the household incomes of 3,250 farmers (1,950 women and 1,300 men) in the 10 Farmer Organisations by 2021.
- 80% of partnering farmers see at least 10% annual growth in their household income due to Agribusiness.
- 80% of partnering farmers able to meet their household’s education, health and nutritional requirements