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selfhelpafrica.org

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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 approaches

community-based organisations, government

to meet specific local needs through effective, integrated and

agencies, international NGOs, private sector partners

sustainable solutions.

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.

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UGANDA SUDAN

zambia

burkinafaso

02. Agriculture and Market Support for North West Uganda

Gulu ghana

kenya

01. MANZO Youth Empowerment Project (MAYEP)

togo

Lira

KENYA

Lake Albert

DR CONGO

UGANDA Kampala

Lake Victoria

03. Local Seed Business Outscaling

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Total Budget

Donor

MANZO Youth European Union Empowerment Project (MAYEP)

€1,000,000

Agriculture and Market World Food Support for Maize and Programme Beans

€115,277

Local Seed Business ISSD, Irish Aid Outscaling

€110,233

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AYEP is a €1 million EU-funded project that has been designed with local partners AFARD, to support youth empowerment and economic

development in the West Nile region. The project is targeting 3,000 individuals under 27 in Maracha, Nebbi and Zombo Districts. Placing youth participation and empowerment at its core, MAYEP is promoting wider opportunities for young people to gain access to employment and to engage in dialogue with duty- bearers at community, district and regional level.

Programme Area Maracha, Nebbi and Zombo, West Nile

2019

Agency for Accelerated Regional Development (AFARD)

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Adjumani, Kiriyandongo, Masindi

Production Departments of Kween, Kapchorwa & Mbale district, BUGIZARDI NAROSerere, UNSPPA, Excel Hort Consult

Eastern region (Kween, Kapchorwa, Mbale) and South Western region (Kisoro, Kabale)

2016

2017

MANZO Youth Empowerment project (MAYEP)

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Implementing Partner

Time Frame

2017 2017

uganda programmes

Programme

MAYEP is building the capacity, knowledge and workreadiness skills of those involved as a means for initiating employment and driving successful self-employment and enterprise development. A gender-transformative approach is being employed throughout the project ensuring that 50% of those involved are female and that female youth are supported and encouraged to apply for leadership positions in the groups established. To succeed, MAYEP is building local partnerships with processors, traders and buyers. Linking youth to ongoing business networks and training/mentoring opportunities and strengthening institutional and political support for youth development.

Total direct beneficiaries: 3,000

Ronald Kahima, Kikyenkye, Ibanda.

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Justine Tumwesigye, Binyungu.

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AGRICULTURE AND MARKET SUPPORT FOR north west Uganda

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 hrough the Agriculture and Market Support for Maize and Beans Project funded by the World Food Programme, Self Help Africa is supporting

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LOCAL SEED BUSINESS OUTSCALING

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n Uganda, the uptake and utilisation of quality seed by smallholder farmers is very low with over 85% often depending on poor quality seed saved from previous

3,000 farmers across Adjumani, Kiriyandongo and Masindi

seasons. This local seed business out-scaling project aims to

districts to increase production and to access markets for

establish 30 new LSBs, directly benefitting 900 new farmers,

the sale of maize and beans.

and increasing the uptake of quality seed by smallholder farmers through increased awareness of the economic

The project will support the formation and development

benefits of using quality declared seed and strategic linkages

of 12 farmer organisations (made up of 40 groups) which

with others in the seed sector. 15 LSBs are in Eastern

will allow members to bulk and collectively market 800

Uganda and 15 in the South Western Highlands.

metric tonnes of maize and 200 metric tonnes of beans in 2017. The groups and farmer organisations will also

In partnership with HNI and key stakeholders, Self Help

be linked to microfinance institutions for banking services

Africa has developed a mobile-phone based extension

and agricultural loans, and to quality agricultural service

service reaching out to rural populations in Uganda. This

providers for inputs and post-harvest equipment.

service will be a key method of disseminating information on quality seed, its advantages, how it is produced, key

The project will provide training and mentoring support

regulations and where it is available. Farmers have free

to build the capacity of the farmers on climate-smart

access to the SMS platform and will be given a credit of

agriculture practices, post-harvest handling, ‘farming as

10 free calls per month. In addition, Self Help Africa will

a business’, marketing and group management. They

organise regional seed events and contribute to farmer

will also be supported to conduct market research and

field days which will give farmers the opportunity to meet

establish private sector linkages to obtain competitive

stakeholders and see demonstrated technologies in the

prices for their produce.

field, with a view to increasing awareness and access to quality seeds for poor smallholder farmers in the region.

Total direct beneficiaries: 3,000

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Total direct beneficiaries: 900


Agnes Katushabe (53) with husband Odomaro Byanihaugha (65)

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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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April 2017

Cover: Fatuma Nambiro, Uganda.

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