Making fresh organic ginger (and baby ginger produce) our niche market, our aim is to help the rural poor in eastern Uganda escape extreme poverty with only a hand-up.

The UCF, an agriculture social enterprise, aims to equip Uganda’s rural poor with the knowledge and skills to help themselves out of hunger & poverty—in a self sufficient manner. We are doing this both by 1) training rural smallholder farmers on organic ginger production, and 2) helping these poor farmers access better markets for their ginger produce through collective marketing—under the single umbrella of the UCF.

Initially intended to create self sustainability for our previous conservation activities in Uganda’s deforested countryside, our vision later turned towards enabling people in the same communities embrace market-based solutions to the root causes of poverty.