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.
With a new focus on getting rural poor farmers integrated into agri-value chains, our main goal is to help small farmers diversify their incomes, through access to reliable markets for their produce, and thus get them on a self-sustainable path from poverty.