Emmanuel Ngororano and Community Knowledge Worker Peace Ndongyereye, Kisoro, Uganda.
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
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 countryâ€™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.
02. Agriculture and Market Support for North West Uganda
01. MANZO Youth Empowerment Project (MAYEP)
03. Local Seed Business Outscaling
MANZO Youth European Union Empowerment Project (MAYEP)
Agriculture and Market World Food Support for Maize and Programme Beans
Local Seed Business ISSD, Irish Aid Outscaling
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
Agency for Accelerated Regional Development (AFARD)
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)
MANZO Youth Empowerment project (MAYEP)
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.
Justine Tumwesigye, Binyungu.
AGRICULTURE AND MARKET SUPPORT FOR north west Uganda
hrough the Agriculture and Market Support for Maize and Beans Project funded by the World Food Programme, Self Help Africa is supporting
LOCAL SEED BUSINESS OUTSCALING
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
Total direct beneficiaries: 900
Agnes Katushabe (53) with husband Odomaro Byanihaugha (65)
UGANDA P.O. Box 34429, Plot 44 Ministersâ€™ Village, Ntinda, Kampala Tel: +256 414 286305 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cover: Fatuma Nambiro, Uganda.