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Uganda Cooperative Alliance (UCA) and Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE) 

 

 

 


Uganda Cooperative Alliance (UCA)

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Contacts

Address of the organisation: Plot 47/49, Nkrumah Road, P.O. Box 2215, Kampala-Uganda

General e-mail address:ucainfocen@uca.co.ug; iasiimwe@uca.co.ug

Phone number: +256 414 258898

Name of the President or elected Chairperson: Peter Kimbowa  

E-mail address of the President or elected Chairperson: petkimbowa@gmail.com

Phone number of the President or elected Chairperson: +256 774 088441 / 756 088441

Name of the Secretary, Manager or Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Ivan Assimwe

E-mail address of the Secretary, Manager or CEO:iasiimwe@uca.co.ug /asiimweivan@yahoo.com

Phone number of the Secretary, Manager or CEO: +256 703 751057 / 782 492592

Website:  http://www.uca.co.ug/

Social Media:Facebook,  Twitter

 

Geographical coverage

Geographical coverage: National

Foundation and nature of the organisation

Date of creation17 June1961

Context of creationUganda attained independence in 1962 and subsequently enacted the first Cooperative Societies Act. The Government then went on to vigorously promote the establishment and diversification of the cooperative movement in the country. The Uganda Cooperative Alliance (UCA) Ltd was formed in 1961 by co-operative unions to act as the apex body of the cooperative movement in Uganda to carry out advocacy and representation, provide education and training and mobilize resources for the development of the cooperative movement. During the military government (1971-1978) the growth and prosperity of the cooperative movement started to fall. Throughout the 1990s, cooperatives recorded a continuous decline in the volume of marketed agricultural produce.  In the mid 1990s UCA began an effort to revive the fallen cooperative movement by promoting self-reliant Saving and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs). This approach was supported by the Swedish Cooperative Centre (SCC), the Canadian Cooperative Centre (CCC) and the Royal Norwegian Society for development (NorgesVel). UCA changed itself from being an apex organization to an umbrella organization. With this adjustment, even primary societies, including SACCOs, can become members. Since 2006-2008 the Government has explicitly encouraged the emergence of rural organizations, currently organized into national umbrella organizations, including UCA. UCA today is an umbrella organization and works with all co-operatives, from the primaries to the district and national unions. 

Legal status:  Cooperative Reg. no. 1850, Section 8 of the Cooperative Society Ordinance.

MEMERSHIP

Member organisations

Number of member organisations (for Unions or Federations): 319

Type of member organisations: Savings and Credit Cooperative societies (SACCOs) (246); Area Cooperative Enterprises (ACEs) (55) and District, Regional and National Unions (33). 

Name of main member organisations:

  • Uganda Central Coop Financial Services Ltd
  • Banyankole Kweterana Coop. Union
  • Sheema Coop Savings & Credit Union
  • Uganda Crane Creameries Cooperative Union
  • Bugisu Cooperative Union
  • Rukungiri Diary Farmers Coop Union
  • Ankole Coffee Union
  • Koboko Town United SACCO
  • PANYIMUR DEI ACE
  • West Acholi Coop. Union
  • Moyo SACCo

Individual farmers members

Number of individual farmers/rural producers members:2 500 000

Type of members: Smallholders

GOVERNANCE AND STRUCTURE 

Governing Bodies: The Annual General meeting (AGM), the supreme policy-making body of UCA; the Board of Directors; the National Secretariat. UCA management structure is made up of 5 departments: Compliance Unit; Corporate Affairs Office; Finance and Administration; Agribusiness and Micro-finance.

Organization: Rural Producer Organizations (RPO) are formed at a parish level with individual as its members. There or more RPOs team together to form Area Cooperative Enterprises usually at sub-county level. The RPOs become members of UCA through the ACEs. The ACEs can decide to form a national Union dealing in specific products e.g, Beef   and grain Union dealing in beef and grains respectively.

The National Secretariat of UCA has about 90 staff organized in geographical areas, with a secretariat at Kampala as its Headquarter and regional offices in Mukono, Mbarara, Mubende, Jinja, Mbale, Nebbi, Arua and Apac.

The business model of UCA with respect to agriculture production has evolved in the last decade and it is now based on a tripartite system composed of primary cooperatives, Area Cooperative Enterprises (ACEs) and SACCOs. In this system, the primary cooperatives, who are the composed of individual producers, supply produce to the ACE, which looks for markets for the produce. The SACCOs provide financial assistance to the farmers, who are registered members of the SACCO, and to the ACE. Primary cooperative organizations are located at the village or parish level and are affiliating members for a limited number of crops (2-3) which are bulked and marketed collectively. At the sub-county level, a number of primary cooperatives merge to form an ACE that is acting as a smaller cooperative union. The ACE looks for better markets for members’ produce and bargains for higher prices. The ACEs have the option of marketing produce to any of the many buyers on the market, with the objective of obtaining competitive prices for farmers produce. An ACE may also trade with the cooperative union of which it is a part, if the union offers a competitive price. Both primary cooperatives and the ACE may register as members of the union and trade directly with it. Produce may also be sold to individual traders on the local market or on contract with other larger traders with links to international organizations operating in export markets. The third pillar of the tripartite system are the SACCOs: SACCOs provide financial assistance to the farmers, who are registered members of the SACCO, and to the ACE. Members can access loans from the SACCO using the produce that they supply to the ACE as security. Payments after sales of produce are made to the individual SACCO accounts of farmers. This system works like a micro-warehouse receipt system.

 

OBJECTIVES AND MISSION

Strategic plan: UCA has a five-years strategic plan covering the period from 2014 to 2018

Objective/s of the FO: (i) To advocate and represent the interests of the cooperative movement in Uganda at all levels national and international; (ii) To train and educate cooperators in the proper leadership, management and operations of cooperatives using the recommended cooperative principles as well as cooperative sound practices; (iii) To train cooperators in business skills and management; (iv) To provide advisory services to cooperatives in their business operations; (v) To mobilise resources for the cooperative movement in Uganda.

Mission and Vision of the FO:  Vision: A strong and vibrant umbrella organization of prosperous cooperatives with empowered members. Mission: To provide high quality support services to cooperatives and their members on a sustainable basis. Core values honesty, dedication, transparency, integrity.

 

AREAS OF INTERVENTION AND ACTIVITIES

Main areas/sectors of intervention: mobilisation of communities and capacity building for cooperative development, training, rural finance, advocacy and representation

Main activities:

Mobilisation of communities and capacity building for cooperative development. UCA assists cooperatives in registration, provides them with management support, and helps to form regional SACCO unions. In 2011 UCA has signed a Memorandum of Understand (MoU) with the Government (represented by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development) for assisting potential regional SACCO Unions to register with the Registrar of Cooperatives and to promote and strengthen four existing regional SACCO Unions. Also, its roles include advising, regulating, re-organizing, and revamping the numerous dormant cooperatives in the country as well as the formation of new types of co-operatives in different sectors (i.e. housing; energy; processing). For example, the Alliance has initiated the Housing Cooperatives Development Project aiming at building sustainable housing cooperatives in Uganda. In particular, the project aims to regulate and oversee the activities of housing cooperatives in Uganda, to promote and ensure compliance with high professional and ethical standards within the housing cooperative industry and to build a network of housing cooperatives. To learn more please click here.

Training. UCA provides skills and membership training (i.e. farmer advisory services and member education). In partnership with Moshi University College of Cooperative and Business Studies, UCA has initiated a special training program on the professional management of SACCOs known as “Professional Financial Cooperative Management Program” or (PFCMP). Development International Desjardins (DID) through the financing of the government of Canada has provided technical support in the initiation, adaptation and development of the program. The program is designed to equip SACCO practitioners with appropriate knowledge and skills to enable them carry out effective governance and management of SACCOs nationally or internationally (see more here).

Rural Finance. In 2008 UCA established the Uganda Central Co-operative Financial Services Ltd (UCCFS), a financial services cooperative domiciled in Kampala but serving the whole co-operative movement in the country. UCCFS collects share capital and fixed deposits from its 194 member cooperatives, most of them SACCOs. The objectives of UCCFS are to provide financial services to members including liquidity management, financial linkage and payment arrangements to members and support services demanded. Today it has a share capital of UGX 770 million and deposits of UGX 1.3 billion. From these sources it has developed a portfolio of UGX 1.7 billion (USD 710 000), consisting of loans at 13% p.a. to its member cooperatives. To learn more, please click here.

Advocacy and representation. UCA serves as the voice of the cooperative movement in Uganda. In particular, UCA has petitioned Parliament for a fully-fledged and well-funded independent Ministry of Cooperatives, currently the ministry is still combined with ministry of Trade “Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperative” (MTIC), in addition to having a Parliamentary Committee. Also, it has lobbied for government reduction of taxes on cooperatives. Other subjects of advocacy that UCA is working on are: Amendment of Cooperative Acr 1991 cap 112; Establishment of Standalone committee for Cooperatives in parliament; Restructuring the Cooperative Education System; Establishment of Regulatory Authority, Standalone Ministry for Cooperative and Cooperative development fund; Compensation of Cooperatives for war losses; passing of the east Africa Community Cooperative bill and lobbying for the release of liquidation report of defunct Cooperative bank as an initial step to setting up a new bank.

Together with the Eastern Africa Farmers’ Federation (EAFF) and their members from Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda, UCA took part in the process for the development of a regional legislation on cooperatives. Since 2009 EAFF has in fact been working with members towards the development of an East African Community wide legislation for cooperatives, the EAC Co-operative Societies Bill, 2014. The Bill seeks to provide a harmonised regional legal framework for cooperatives in order to strengthen and enable them to exploit regional integration process. In 2015, the Bill was scrutinised and approved by the EAC Parliament, the East African Legislative Assembly. The Bill would enable cooperatives to function according to international standards ensuring that they are run independently and professionally. Also, cross border cooperation would be facilitated to enable cooperatives to enjoy the economies of scale presented by the common market arrangement (e.g. through pooling of resources, joint ventures, participation in regional/ international business opportunities across different sectors). This market expansion and facilitated cross border trade is expected to have an impact in terms of income generation and of food security (please click here to learn more).

Also, UCA has been involved in numerous projects that have facilitated the visibility of the cooperative movement in the country. It has participated in the design of the IFAD country strategy as a members of the Uganda Country Strategic Opportunities Programme (COSOP) team established in 2012 with the mandate to steer the COSOP preparation process and, subsequently, monitor and review its implementation. The COSOP makes explicit reference to UCA as a rural organization, amongst others, to be supported to effectively articulate their policy agenda with a view for IFAD to engage into policy dialogue processes. 

Main products of members: 

 

PARTNERSHIP

Main partners: AgenceFrançaisedeDévéloppementAgriterra, Canadian Cooperative Association (CCA), Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) European Union, German International Cooperation (GIZ), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International Labor Organisation (ILO), Kilimo Trust, Royal Norwegian Society for Development (Norges Vel), Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC), VECO-Uganda, Agribusiness Initiative Trust; USAID, We Effect.

  • Project for Financial Inclusion in Rural Areas (PROFIRA)(2013-  2020), IFAD financing. UCA is member of the national Project Oversight Committee, that guides project planning and implementation, reviews implementation progress ad impact, approves annual planning and report and provides advice to project management;
  • Vegetable Development Project (VODP) (2017-2018), IFAD financing. UCA is providing capacity building services to Farmers’ Organizations involved in the production of palm oil and oilseed crops to increase production and productivity of palm and vegetable oil in the country;
  • Feed the Future (FtF) - Producer Organizations Activity (POA)(2015-2018), USAID financing, implemented in partnership with TechnoServe Inc. The project seeks to strengthen the governance, management and service delivery capacity of producer organizations to realise durable and enduring institutions that are able to plan, mobilize resources, and deliver services that meet the evolving needs of their members in a rapidly changing competitive environment;
  • Market-led User-owned ICT4AG Information Service Project (MUIIS) (2015-2018), Netherlands Space Office (NSO) financing. MUIIS is an innovative project that uses the power of information and communication technologies and big data to support agricultural productivity in Uganda. The project is being implemented by CTA together with 6 other consortium partners: the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), aWhere Inc., Eastern Africa Farmers’ Federation (EAFF), EARS Earth Environment Monitoring (EARS), the eLEAF Competence Centre and Mercy Corps Uganda. Farmers members of UCA, the Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE) and AGRA’s Farmer Organisations Support Centre in Africa (FOSCA) are the target groups of the project;
  • Enhancing Cooperative Competitiveness Project (ECCP) (2014-2017), WeEffect financing;
  • Support to Farmers’ Organisations in Africa Programme (SFOAP) (2013-2017) (IFAD, EU, SDC, AFD financing), a capacity building programme supporting the institutional development of farmers’ organisations. UCA participates in the SFOAP as a member of the Eastern African Farmer Federation (EAFF);
  • The Farmers’ Voice project (2013 – 2015) with the theme “Improving Food Security Governance in East Africa” (EU and Agriterra financing), implemented with the support of Trias NGO. This pilot mainly focused on participatory generation of policy issues within a major theme of Food Security, with specific emphasis on two major sub-themes: Post Harvest Losses and Strategic Food Reserves.  The UCA project is part of a larger programme which is being implemented in three East-African countries (Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya) for the period 2012 – 2014;
  • Integrated Finance And Agricultural Production Initiative (IFAPI),(2005-2015), Canadian Cooperative association (CCA) financing. IFAPI is an integrated project through which producers are able to access agricultural and financial services through their primary societies and SACCOS. The project operates in the districts of Arua, Nebbi and Apac, which have suffered prolonged isolation due to political instability;
  • Maximizing Co-operators’ Benefits through the value chain linkages Project (2011-2013), Swedish Cooperative Centre (SCC) and the Royal Norwegian Society for development (NorgesVel) financing
  • Empowering Farmers Through Innovative Marketing Systems  (EFTIMS) -We Effect, Norges Vel and CCA financing. The purpose of the project is to improve efficiency in marketing high quality cereals and pulses and increased incomes for farmer;
  • Empowering Farmers Through Agricultural And Financial Services (EFTAF) Project(2007-2010), SCC and Norges Vel financing. The project was designed as a result of lessons learnt from previous projects - Farmer Empowerment through Agricultural Services (FETAS) and Promoting Area Cooperative Entreprises (PACE) projects. The project focused on increasing agricultural production and productivity; establishing of strong and viable farmers’ organizations; establishing viable and sustainable marketing systems and establishing strong, sound and viable SACCOs. The project combines both agribusiness and financial services implemented under the different units of the UCA.   It operated in a number of districts that fall under the UCA regions of Mbale, Jinja, Mukono, Kyenjojo/Mubende and Mbarara;
  • Developing a micro insurance product in two Saving and Credit Co-operative Societies(2008-2010), financed by Agriterra. The Project aims at the introduction of a micro insurance product to be implemented by SACCOs.

Membership in other organisations: UCA is a member of EAFF and of the International Cooperative Alliance

 

MAIN SOURCES OF INFORMATION, PUBLICATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTS

A list of documents, publications and case studies is available at UCA’s website.

  • ActionAid Uganda (AAU), The Uhuru Institute for Social Development (TUI) and the Centre for Basic Research (CBR)The Cooperative Movement and the Challenge of Development. A Search for Alternative Wealth Creation and Citizen Vitality Approaches in Uganda, 2013. Available here
  • AgriCord, agro-info.net, presentation fiche of UCA.Available here
  • IFAD, Republic of Uganda COSOP. Available here
  • IFAD/PROFIRA, Project for Financial Inclusion in Rural Areas Design completion report Main report and appendices. Available here
  • IFAD/PROFIRA, Detailed design / Project design report, working paper 5, Institutions: Swot Analysis
  • IFAD/SFOAP, Sucessful engagement of Farmers’ Organisations in the policy arena: EAFF experience with the EAC Co-operative Societies Bill, 2014. By Valeria Galletti. Availablehere
  • ILO, Cooperatives: The sleeping economic and social giants in Uganda, CoopAFRICA Working Paper No.15, 2010. By Lawrence M. Kyazze. Available here
  • Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Guidelines for Starting Up Successful, Strong, Viable and Model Cooperatives in Uganda. Available here
  • UCA, Housing Cooperative Development Project, PPT PresentationAvailble here
  • UCA, Strategic plan of action for women co-operative development,1991. Available here
  • UCA, Perspectives for Cooperatives in Eastern Africa: the Case of Uganda. Available here

 

Last update: July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Contacts

Address o the organisation: Plot 27 Nakasero Road, Kampala, Uganda / P.O. Box 6213, Kampala, Uganda

General e-mail address:unfa@starcom.co.ug

Phone number: + 256 414 340 249 - + 256 414 230 705

 

 

Name of the President or elected Chairperson: Charles Ogang

E-mail address of the President or elected Chairperson: charlesogang@yahoo.com

Phone number of the President or elected Chairperson: +256-772640551

Name of the Secretary, Manager or Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Augustine Mwendya

E-mail address of the Secretary, Manager or CEO:amwendya@yahoo.co.uk

Phone number of the Secretary, Manager or CEO: +256-772616926

Website:  http://unffe.org

Social Media: Facebook

 

Geographical coverage

Geographical coverage: National

Foundation and nature of the organisation

Date of creation: 1992

Context of creation: Following the collapse of the cooperative movement in the 1990s, and since 2006-2008, the Government has explicitly encouraged the emergence of rural producers’ organizations. The Uganda National Farmers Federation was formed in 1992 as Uganda Farmers Association (UNFA) and then evolved into the UNFFE in 2002.

During the 1990s, the UNFFE played a key role in regenerating the formation of famers groups at the district level. This resulted in the emergence of District Farmers Associations (DFAs) as branches of the UNFA in the districts of Uganda. That period was then followed by a substantive reduction in donor support that led to a twofold reorganisation of the UNFFE: a process of granting DFAs independence from UNFFE; and the development a strategy of business & project development of the UNFFE National Secretariat.

Legal status:  The UNFFE’s legal status is that of a limited company by Guarantee. It is registered with the NGO Board of the Ministry or Internal Affairs.

 

MEMERSHIP

Member organisations

Number of member organisations (for Unions or Federations): 98

Type of member organisations: associations of farmers, agro-industrialists and agro-commodity dealers. It is a constitutional requirement for all UNFFE member Associations to have at least one third of the leadership consisting of female leaders. The biggest batch of membership is made up of about 78 District Farmers Associations (DFAs) which are spread in the Northern, Eastern, Central and Western regions of Uganda, thus giving the Federation a uniquely national status and representation. Fifteen (15) of those DFAs are headed by women as Chairpersons and several Vice-Chairpersons.

Name of main member organisations: The main Member organisations are District farmer organisations and some commodity specific organisations like: the National Union of Coffee Agribusiness and Farm Enterprises (for Coffee), HOTEXA (for HotCulture), the Uganda Floriculture Association for Flowers, the Uganda National Sugarcane Growers Organisation, Victoria Seeds, Pearl Seeds among others.

Individual farmers members

Number of individual farmers/rural producers members:1,500,000 (source: UNFFE 2016)

Type of members: Mainly Small Scale, but also with Medium and Lager scale members

Number of individual women farmers/rural producers members: 40%

 

GOVERNANCE AND STRUCTURE

Governing Bodies:

  • The National Farmers Council is the supreme governing body of the Federation. The Council is constituted by 3 delegates per member organisation which elects the National Executive Committee;
  • The National Executive Committee (NEC) is the supreme leadership arm of the Federation which initiates policies which are approved by the Farmers’ Council for implementation by the Secretariat;
  • The Secretariat, headed by a Chief Executive Secretary and assisted by a Deputy Chief Executive Secretary, Managers and support staff. These are entrusted with running the day-to-day activities of the Federation as approved by NEC and the Farmers’ Council.

Organization:  UNFFE Apex is linked to the grassroots farmers through the member District Farmers Associations and the Commodity and Agro-input Associations. For the District Farmers Associations, which are the core founding members of UNFFE, linkage is through the DFA’s District Executive Committee (DEC), the Sub-county Executive Committee (SEC) and the Parish Executive Committee (PEC). The grassroots farmers are organised through Special Interest Groups (SIGs) which are mainly in form of commodity-specific production and more recently financial services provider groups (VSLA groups).

 

OBJECTIVES AND MISSION

Strategic plan: The current strategic plan of UNFFE (2013- 2017) is built around six main strategic goals as follows: (i) Enhance promotion of favourable policies and advocacy for farmers; (ii) Enhance farmer institutional development and capacity; (iii) Enhance agribusiness development financing and resource mobilization; (iv) Improve natural resources management and agricultural productivity; (v) Mainstream Gender and HIV/AIDS in all programme activities; (vi) Enhance the organization and management of UNFFE

Objective/s of the FO:

  • Enhance promotion of favourable policies and advocacy for farmers;
  • Enhance farmer institutional development and capacity;
  • Enhance agribusiness development, financing and resource mobilization;
  • Improve natural resources management and agricultural productivity;
  • Mainstream Gender and HIV/AIDS in all program activities;
  • Improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations and support mechanisms at UNFFE;
  • Acquire sufficient and sustainable resources for operations and growth at UNFFE.

Mission and Vision of the FO:  Mission: To organize, advocate for favorable policies and transform farmers into prosperous communities.Vision: Empowered farmers for sustainable development.

 

AREAS OF INTERVENTION AND ACTIVITIES

Main areas/sectors of intervention: Lobby and advocacy, advisory services,organisation of national agriculture and trade shows, agriculture information and financing.

Main activities:

·       NAADS. In 2012 UNFFE started a process of consultation aiming to collect farmers’ views on the National Agricultural Advisory Service (NAADS) and subsequently engage in policy discussions with Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry & Fisheries (MAAIF).The main messages contained in the UNFFE’s report were that: (i) NAADS should deepen the information about the operations and procedures in order to improve the outreach of NAADS and involve poor smallholder farmers; (ii) the need to improve the training of additional extension workers should be matched by promoting partnerships to have extensionists from the private sector and civil society; (iii) in the agriculture sector, there is lack of a clear framework policy on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). The PPPs currently promoted by NAADS, such as the ones with Mukwano and Sendegeya, are aimed at deepening extension and market connection. However, few farmers have benefited from this arrangements and therefore local governments at district and sub county levels should be involved in identifying and moderating PPPs frameworks across the country; (iv) NAADS should work closely with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), and other research firms, to provide producers with resilient seeds, breeds and other planting materials;

     Cost recovery agricultural advisory service. In 1995, the UNFFE (at that time UNFA) started implementing a demand-driven and cost recovery agricultural advisory service. This was a new concept, which was entirely different from the government approach.The service was established with cost recovery as a high priority to ensure sustainability, and continues to run on voluntary farmer participation as Extension Link Farmers (ELFs) and Contact Farmers (CFs). Farmers are organised into Special Interest Groups (SIGs) depending on the farming enterprise of their interest. Each SIG has a CF who should be a model/progressive farmer whose responsibility, among others, is to demonstrate new technologies and to encourage members to adopt them through the example of his/her practical experience. An ELF is basically a teacher and should at least have good communication skills and be innovative. The ELFs are regularly trained on the job by the UNFFE’s professional advisors at the district level and, in turn, provide training and advice to their respective SIG members through their demonstrations.

Main products of members: Coffee, Bananas, Maize, Beans, Soya Beans, Cotton, Sesame, Cassava, Rice, potatoes, and livestock (mainly Cattle, goats and Poultry)

 

PARTNERSHIP

Main partners: Agence Francaise de Development (AFD), AgriCord and agri-agencies, DANIDA, European Union (EU), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Islamic Development Bank Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), National Planning Authority, Private Sector Foundation Uganda,Uganda Co-operative Alliance (UCA),Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, VECO East Africa, USAID, USAID Enabling Environment for Agriculture Activity (EEA), Trias, We Effect, Postkord

Main projects:

·       Support to Farmers’ Organisations in Africa Programme (SFOAP) (2013-2017) (IFAD, EU, SDC, AFD financing), a capacity building programme supporting the institutional development of farmers’ organisations. UNFFE participates in the SFOAP as a member of the Eastern African Farmer Federation (EAFF);

·       Strengthening Access to Affordable Financial Services for Rural Farmers in Uganda (SAAFSERFU) (2010-2018), funded by We Effect;

·       Lobby and Advocacy Project (2009-2016) funded by VECO East Africa;

·       Commercialization of Charcoal Briquettes Manufacturing from Dry Agricultural Waste (2013-2016) funded by the Islamic Development Bank;

·       Farmers Organizations Agro-forestry (2012-2018) funded by Vi Agro forestry;

·       Farmers Advocacy programme (2012-2016) funded by the EU through Trias;

·       Food Governance Project (2014-2016), funded by the EU through EAFF;

·       Enhancing the capacity of UNFFE to effectively influence policy environment for Climate Change Adaptation (2014-2016), funded by USAID Uganda;

·       Financial Services and Entrepreneurship for the Youth in Uganda (FSEYU) (2013-2017), funded by Postkord Lottery (Swedish organization);

·       Market- led User- owned ICT 4Ag Enabled Information Services (MUIIS) (2015-2018). The Project is funded by the Netherlands Government Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the National Space Office (NSO). UNFFE is benefiting as a member of EAFF;

·       Several projects implemented in collaboration with Agri-Cord and agri-agencies (for a full list please consult agro-info.net);

Membership in other organisations:EAFF, Private Sector Foundation Uganda. World Farmers Organisation

 

MAIN SOURCES OF INFORMATION, PUBLICATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTS

·       Agricord: Agro-info.net

·       IFAD/SFOAP, Final Report of the SFOAP Pilot Phase (including case studies related to success stories), 2013, Available here

·       UNFFE: website

 

Last update: September  2016