We have established our own venture in Uganda through which we:
- support farmers and households to become foodsecure through a number of AgroSupport Centers where we advice and support farmers and households to enhance their homeproduction and to cultivate more nutricious food. Some of them we support in becoming real commercial farmers who want to start their own farm.
- have established a Farmer's resource Center.
- support organisations who dare to think out-of-the-box, be flexible in adjusting to rapidly changing environments and think Long Term.
In Pader District we focus on farmers and households who are still recovering from a long internal conflict.
The majority of the population is not entrepreneur, but just normal household. We do not leave them behind: we established a couple of branches in relevant markets and villages where we provide smallholder farmers and households with good quality inputs and advice to enable them to become foodsecure.
Purpose of this FRC is to be a farmers’ resource centre where smallholders and others can learn. In order to achieve this the FRC must be a place of learning with well chosen and maintained demo fields, hospitable in receiving, guiding and training visitors, relevant documentation and attract visitors.
Farmers in Masindi lived in a relatively stable environment and are more organised. We have committed ourselves to help them unite in a representative organisation by financing them in this process and advice them how to do.
The aim is to let farmers take their position in the markets of relevant crops to grow for their benefit. To enable this, a strong Farmer's Organisation must be in place. If they present an applicable businesscase we will look into possibilties to provide them with the (working-)capital they need.