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Emmanuel Ngororano and Community Knowledge Worker Peace Ndongyereye, Kisoro, Uganda.

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elf Help Africa works with and through local

We aim to be a catalyst, developing collaborative

community-based organisations, government

approaches to meet specific local needs through effective,

agencies, international NGOs, private sector

integrated and sustainable solutions.

partners and emerging social enterprises in Uganda. In this way initiatives can continue without our support and These diverse partners all have huge potential in addressing

have the potential to grow. Our programmes clearly link

the country’s hunger and poverty. We believe that the

with the national agricultural strategies produced under the

most effective role that we can play is in facilitating

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

partnerships that will bring them together to serve the needs

Development Strategy and Investment Plan.

of underdeveloped rural communities.

malawi

UGANDA

zambia

SUDAN burkinafaso

09. Community Economic Empowerment Project

ghana

kenya

Gulu

01. MANZO Youth Empowerment Project (MAYEP)

togo

02. Plant Clinics

Lira

11. Community Connector

04. Seed Enterprise Development

08. Scaling up Pineapple Production & Value Addition

KENYA

Lake Albert

DR CONGO 05. Water & Livelihoods Project

UGANDA

12. Post-Harvest Innovations for Increased Access to Specialised Ware Potato Markets

Kampala

Lake Victoria

06. Integrated Rural Water Supply & Environment Sanitation 10. Improvement of Farmers’ Income Through Sustainable Fruit Production, Value Addition & Marketing

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07. Enhancing Sustainable Productivity & Utilisation of Irish Potato

03. Climate Adaptation through Beekeeping


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Donor

Total Budget

MANZO Youth European Union Empowerment Project (MAYEP)

€1,000,000

Plant Clinics

€310,000

Irish Aid & CABI

Time Frame 2016

Climate Adaptation through Beekeeping

Irish Aid & ISSD

2012

€600,000

2012 2016

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Seed Enterprise Development

Irish Aid

Programme Area

Agency for Accelerated Regional Development

Maracha, Nebbi & Zombo Districts

CABI,
 Local government, Transform Uganda & KADFA

Kayunga, Kumi, Bukedea & Ngora

Tunado, 
Local Government, Transform Uganda & KADFA

Kayunga, Kumi, Bukedea, Ngora & Nwoya

Local Government, Transform Uganda and KADFA

Kayunga, Kumi, Bukedea & Ngora,

2019

2016

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Implementing Partner

€310,000

2012 2016

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Water & Livelihoods Project

SHA

€330,000

2014 ­ 2016

Literary Action and Development Agency

Rukungiri, Kanungu & Mitooma

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Integrated Rural Water Supply & Environment Sanitation

SHA

€275,000

2014

Twegatte for Health and Development

Wakiso, Mityana & Mubende

Enhancing Sustainable Productivity & Utilisation of Irish Potato

SHA

Excel Hort Consult

Kigezi Highlands,

Scaling Up Pineapple Production & Value Addition

SHA

Kyembogo Farmers Association

Kyenjojo

Community Economic Empowerment Project

SHA

Agency for Accelerated Regional Development

Zombo, Arua, Moyo & Yumbe (West Nile)

Rural Communities in Development

Mityana

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FHI360, Brac, Grameen Foundation, Unicef, Makere University, Gulu University, Mbarara University & CDFU

15 districts throughout Northern & SouthWestern Uganda

2015

BugiZARDI

Kapchorwa, Kween & Mbale

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UGANDA PROGRAMMES

Programme

2016 €228,000

2014 2016

€92,000

2014 2016

€454,000

2014 2016

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Improvement of Farmers’ Income Through Sustainable Fruit Production, Value Addition & Marketing Completed

SHA

2014 2016

Community Connector - USAID Community Connector Completed

Post-Harvest Innovations for Increased Access to Specialised Ware Potato Markets

€75,000

International Potato Centre

€3,629,164

€40,000

2012

2016

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UGANDA PROGRAMMES

Flora Nyirangaba, Kazinga Village, Kamwenge.

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MANZO YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECT (MAYEP)

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AYEP is a â‚Ź1 million EU-funded project that has been designed with local partners AFARD, to support youth empowerment and economic

development in the West Nile region.

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PLANT CLINICS

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o combat crop reduction caused by pests and diseases SHA is working with partners to establish community-level plant clinics to encourage farmer’s

carry out early detection of pests and disease. Plant clinics are an extension model that empowers farmers to seek

The project is targeting 3,000 individuals under 27 in

agricultural advisory services from trained agricultural

Maracha, Nebbi and Zombo Districts. Placing youth

personnel.

participation and empowerment at its core, MAYEP is promoting wider opportunities for young people to gain

The model builds the capacities of local communities to

access to employment and to engage in dialogue with duty-

identify and report any diseases affecting their crops to

bearers at community, district and regional level.

trained personnel who can then advise on diagnosis and treatment. This creates a technical dialogue between

MAYEP is building the capacity, knowledge and work-

farmer agricultural extension staff and agricultural research

readiness skills of those involved as a means for initiating

institutes.

employment and driving successful self-employment and enterprise development.

The lessons learnt from implementation of plant clinics are being shared with a wide cross-section of stakeholders

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A gender-transformative approach is being employed

through collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture,

throughout the project ensuring that 50% of those involved

Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF). Already part of local

are female and that female youth are supported and

government development plans, it is envisaged that the

encouraged to apply for leadership positions in the groups

Ministry will incorporate the Plant Clinics model into the

established.

development of national policy and practice.

To succeed, MAYEP is building local partnerships with

Additionally, Makerere University are set to incorporate

processors, traders and buyers. Linking youth to ongoing

project learning into future educational programmes. The

business networks and training/mentoring opportunities and

Plant Clinic project is being undertaken in partnership with

strengthening institutional and political support for youth

UK-based Centre for Bioscience International (CABI), who

development.

are co-implementing and co-funding activities.

Total direct beneficiaries: 3,000

Total direct beneficiaries:15,000


UGANDA PROGRAMMES

Agnes Katushabe, Kikyenkye, Ibanda.

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CLIMATE ADAPTATION THROUGH BEEKEEPING

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SEED ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

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Insects are the earth’s chief pollinators, by increasing

access to quality seed by developing local seed enterprises

local bee populations, the project is helping to boost crop

and supporting their integration into seed value chains.

his project serves a triple purpose – combating environmental degradation, increasing incomes and boosting food security amongst 4,000 households.

his project works with seed grower associations to produce high-quality seed on a commercial basis. The seed sector is still under-developed in Uganda and

this initiative addresses the challenge
of increasing farmers’

productivity and thereby increase food security. Through this the project is improving access to superior Earnings from honey production are providing an alternate

varieties of maize, groundnuts and cassava in sufficient

source of income and are encouraging local communities to

quantities, at the right time and at an affordable price. This

conserve forest resources.

is resulting in greater crop productivity and diversification, increasing smallholder farmers overall production, promoting

As beekeeping does not require land ownership and is not

adaptation to climate change and improving livelihoods.

a labour-intensive activity, women and people with reduced mobility or compromised health (e.g. people with disability or

Local seed enterprises are increasing the incomes of farmers’

those affected by HIV) can actively participate. Beekeeping

involved. Seed security and seed sovereignty are being

also complements other farming activities.

enhanced, contributing to community resilience, with wider effects including increased social organisation, economic

Smallholder farmers are being supported with access to

development and entrepreneurship.

seedlings, while farmers are being assisted to establish producer enterprises and sustainably integrate into value

Working with the Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD),

chains.

SHA is establishing Local Seed Businesses. Local Seed Businesses are farmer groups that are technically equipped,

Training is being provided to ensure farmers’ skills are

professionally organised, market-oriented and strategically

enhanced, so they can produce high quality, high value

linked to source basic seed, extension and credit to achieve

products, and can negotiate directly with potential buyers.

commercial sustainability in seed business. The seed class they produce is Quality Declared Seed (QDS).

Total direct beneficiaries: 4,000

Total direct beneficiaries: 1,320 5


UGANDA PROGRAMMES

Patrick and Evas Kakuru with Arthur Nuwatubangira, Kikyenkye, Ibanda.

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WATER & LIVELIHOODS PROJECT – PHASE II

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INTEGRATED RURAL WATER SUPPLY & ENVIRONMENT SANITATION

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clean and safe water.

and increase the coverage of clean and safe water.

Building on previous work the project protects shallow wells

Working through our local partner, Twegatte for Health and

and springs and is constructing three Bukunga Gravity

Development (THAD), this three-year project constructs

Flow schemes. 41 catchment areas are being protected

boreholes, shallow wells, improved pit latrines and assists in

and conserved, by planting over 225,000 watershed and

the establishment of sanitation clubs in schools.

his project is being undertaken in collaboration with the Literacy Action and Development Agency (LADA), and aims to provide 3,600 households in Rukungiri,

Kanungu and Mitooma districts with increased access to

his project aims to strengthen service delivery to marginalised, vulnerable and rural poor households, intensify awareness on basic environment sanitation

and hygiene practices in schools and in rural communities

woodlot trees. Focus is being given to the promotion of climbing and coco yams over 500 acres.

Local water committees are being established and trained in the operation and maintenance of facilities for the continued

The project is training communities on sanitation and

sustainability of project activities.

hygiene, water catchment conservation and on booster fund acquisition procedures. Water user committees are

The interventions overall aim is to reduce diarrhoeal diseases

being established and/or strengthened with committees

particularly in children under five years, reduce the distance

establishing savings and credit schemes.

to water sources and time taken while collecting water and increase knowledge on practical skills for water and

The project is also supporting the establishment of eight

environmental sanitation at household level.

eco-schools and the installation of water boilers and tree nurseries in schools.

Total direct beneficiaries: 3,600

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Total direct beneficiaries: 6,355


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otato farmers often face challenges in the production and productivity of Irish potato, including a lack of quality seed in addition to limited market access. As

with most other crops in Uganda, seed potatoes used in

UGANDA PROGRAMMES

Justine Tumwesigye, Kazinga Village, Kamwenge.

ENHANCING SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTIVITY & UTILISATION OF IRISH POTATO

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SCALING UP PINEAPPLE PRODUCTION & VALUE ADDITION

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ineapple producers in Uganda often face limited access to improved planting materials, limited knowledge of appropriate production practices and

inadequate storage facilities.

Kigezi region in general and Kabale district in particular are saved from the previous crop. Low yields are primarily due to

This, scaling up pineapple production & value addition

poor quality seed potato, inadequate soil fertility management

two-year project, implemented by our partner Kyembogo

practices, diseases, primarily late blight and bacterial wilt,

Farmers Association (KYEFA), in Kyenjojo district has a goal

limited diversification of potato products as well as lack of

of improving food and income security for 510 smallholder

well-developed markets and marketing options.

farmers in the pineapple value chain.

This project aims to improve the income security of targeted

The project aims to increase pineapple production of

farming households in South-Western Uganda by promoting

smallholder producers by 75%, improve post-harvest

organised potato seed production.

handling of pineapples, facilitate access to credit and link farmers to newly trained pineapples processors. The project

Working with our partner, Excel Horticulture, the project builds

is improving farmers’ income through increasing production

on a market driven approach, focusing on the development

and productivity and enabling smallholders access to new

of competitive value chains and farming systems that lead to

markets as well as negotiating with existing ones.

marketable surpluses, contributing to increased incomes and greater food security in the project area.

Total direct beneficiaries: 510

The project focuses on building and strengthening capacities of partner organisations such as farmer organisations, agroinput dealers, agribusinesses and business service providers to ensure institutional sustainability.

Total direct beneficiaries: 480 7


UGANDA PROGRAMMES

Ronald Kahima, Kikyenkye, Ibanda.

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COMMUNITY ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

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his two-and-a-half year project seeks to address the poverty of communities within the West Nile region. The project, implemented with our partner,

Agency for Accelerated Regional Development (AFARD),

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IMPROVEMENT OF FARMERS’ INCOME THROUGH SUSTAINABLE FRUIT PRODUCTION, VALUE ADDITION & MARKETING - COMPLETED

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n partnership with Rural Community in Development (RUCID), Self Help Africa is implementing a two-year project promoting smallholder economic development

through the fruit value chain.

targets 32 farmer organisations with the Community AgroEnterprise Development approach that pivots on farming

The project aims to increase farmers’ abilities to earn more

as a business as a pathway to building a self-sustaining

income from fruit production, both the sale of fresh produce

economic-resilient community. The primary purpose is to

and planting material. Farmers often experience a number

contribute to reducing hunger and poverty, and developing

of production constraints, which are affecting their ability to

an economically prosperous community.

increase incomes and access markets. Poor soil quality, lack of access to improved seeds, lack of skills in improved

The overall aim of the programme is increased wealth

agronomic practice, inability to access credit and limited

and food security of 1,800 smallholder households in the

extension services to farmers are some of the issues faced

districts of Nebbi, Zombo, Arua, Yumbe and Moyo. This is

by smallholder farmers in Mubende District who rely on fruit

being realised through household economic empowerment

production for approximately 20% of their income.

and environmental conservation and enhancement. This project is organisng farmers into groups and training The key programme interventions include improved

the groups in the principles and practices of organic

extension systems, utilising the lead farmer approach,

production and management, including post-harvest

linking organisations to specialists, facilitating market access

handling and the management of pests and diseases. Six

and expanding access to improved inputs. The project is

pineapple multiplication centres are being established with

also transforming farmer associations into viable business

groups being trained in the management of the centres and

entities with own farmer-to-farmer extension system and

facilitated to access improved clean planting material. In

sound governance and financial management systems.

addition to pineapple production, farmers are being trained

Total direct beneficiaries: 1,800

in the production and management of apple bananas, mangoes, jackfruit and passion fruit.

Total direct beneficiaries: 300 8


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elf Help Africa is the technical agriculture lead on a

POST-HARVEST INNOVATIONS FOR INCREASED ACCESS TO SPECIALISED WARE POTATO MARKETS

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FHI360 and includes local NGOS, UN bodies, universities,

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research institutes and government ministries.

harvest techniques in response to the diversified market

USAID-funded programme worth $25 million that is working with 81,000 households. The Community

Connector is being implemented by
a consortium led by

UGANDA PROGRAMMES

Gastone Ndisasirwa, Kikyenkye, Ibanda.

COMMUNITY CONNECTOR - COMPLETED

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elf Help Africa has been contracted by the International Potato Centre (CIP) to assist 5,000 commercial potato producers and dealers (45%

women) to directly utilise improved ware potato postopportunities created by the overall project.

This project is reducing poverty and under-nutrition through integrated nutrition and livelihood interventions

The project’s goal is to contribute to improved food security

at the community and household level. The project seeks

for RTB (roots, tubers and banana) producing communities,

to reinforce existing state support, or, where necessary,

including both the producers and other stakeholders along

establish structures such as food security and nutrition

the chain in the East African Community. It is envisaged

committees.

that 100,000 value chain stakeholders (50% women) will have access to the improved storage through stronger value

SHA is taking the lead on the establishment of baselines

chain linkages and a structured ware potato market.

through a mix of Household Economy Approach/Individual Household Method (IHM) methodologies. Furthermore through our partner, Evidence for Development (EfD), SHA is

Number of farmer-led organisations: 4

assisting universities in developing courses in IHM studies. Working in 15 districts throughout North and South-West Uganda, the project is utilising a number of innovative techniques and approaches for reaching 81,000 households, and ensuring greatest impact and sustainability. These approaches include: Collaborative Learning and Adaptation; Family Life Schools; the Family Life Model; Community Promoters; and Learning Sites.

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Gastone Ndisasirwa and Atuhaire Scovia with daughters Promise and Prime. Gastone is chairman of a Community Connector backed farmers’ group in Ibanda District.

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UGANDA P.O. Box 34429, Plot 44 Ministers’ Village, Ntinda, Kampala Tel: +256 414 286305 E-mail: uganda@selfhelpafrica.org

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Cover: Flora Nyirangaba, Kazinga Village, Kamwenge District, Uganda.

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