The Uganda Community Farm, or the “UCF”, is a nonprofit social enterprise situated on a 12-acre piece of land, in a remote countryside of Kamuli — eastern Uganda.
The UCF is the brainchild of people who, only a few years ago, lived in absolute poverty. Today, not only are we lifting hundreds of small farmers from poverty, we also have plenty of food being grown here, and have enough accommodation for any number of people who may be interested in visiting to share ideas with us in person.
Our short-term mission is to lift rural smallholder farmers from extreme poverty in eastern Uganda through access to viable agricultural markets. Our long-term goal is to equip Uganda’s rural poor with the knowledge and skills to lift themselves from extreme poverty in a self-sustaining manner. Our current approach is twofold:
1] We provide poor smallholder farmers, particularly women and the youth, with initial seed, along with ample organic fertilizers and technical training on specific crops, and 2] we pool together these farmers’ produce and market it under a single umbrella. This helps them to have a combined production that attracts larger buyers — enabling them to get better prices and high-value markets that they couldn’t access before.