We are presently working together with over 500 fellow poor farmers across Kamuli and Buyende, and we are only getting started. We have also thus far provided these farmers with four tons of ginger rhizomes, and 1.2 tons of white sorghum seed since 2014, besides technical training & other extension services at every step of the way.
In retrospect, the absence of reliable markets is the foremost challenge for farmers across our region. The UCF is striving to change this by linking rural poor smallholder farmers with agricultural value chains, e.g. in the food and beverage industry. It is the goal of our current white sorghum project, and our intended agro-processing plant.
In this, our goal is to help farmers diversify their incomes, by creating reliable market linkages for various crops, and thus place them on a self-sufficient path from poverty.
For a few photos from our previous work with local farmers, see a presentation that we made before the UNDP Uganda Country Director — and her senior team — back in 2017, in regard to the same agro-processing plant that we are striving to develop.