Agriculture and Market Support
This project aims to increase smallholder agricultural incomes and improve the livelihoods of targeted smallholder farmers in Adjumani and Kiryandongo/Masindi districts through the improvement in production & productivity, post-Harvest Handling, and Marketing. The project will target new farmers and farmers who still need some additional support to increase their capacity and productivity.
Action Against Huger will build the capacity of existing Farmer organizations to increase the viability of their businesses and foster the access of small farmers to the greater national market (including linking farmer organizations to WFP warehouses and big buyers). These services will include obtaining markets and negotiating prices, signing sales contracts, overseeing bulking processes, facilitating loan for members, disseminating marketing information, supporting value additions and bulk purchase of inputs. Action Against Hunger will assist the farmer to increase their access to external services, such as credit/microfinance and village savings and loans associations (VSLA), necessary to the development and improvement of their agricultural activity. The organization will also link farmers to agro-dealers and agro-machinery companies. Action Against Hunger will facilitate the adoption of better practices to increase crop yields, involving the low application of modern technology (such as improved open pollenated variety seeds, organic fertilizers and pesticides, etc.) and adapted agronomic activities, such as pest and disease control. The organization will lead trainings and radio to disseminate information on the above. Action Against Hunger will also reinforce partnerships with public and private partners on sustainable agriculture, and has already begun discussions with the National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO) and engaged local government actors in monitoring activities.
- Economic Recovery and Development