|Thousands of Ugandan small-holders see the production and sale of fruit as their path out of poverty and subsistence farming.|
Farmers in Amuria are engaged in the production of pineapple, orange and other fruits - all produce for which there is demand in both local, and national markets.
Hundreds of local landowners are engaged in fruit production, and participating farmers have received training in fruit production, in grafting techniques, and in other measures necessary to produce fruit that can be marketed and sold.
Self Help Africa's Ugandan director Wajja Musukwe says that national research institutes are producing planting materials, but do not have the capacity to get these into mass production. 'We are identifying and training individuals and community groups to undertake this task, and thus ensure that adequate good quality seed is available within each locality, long after the Self Help project has left Amuria’.
Self Help Africa in Uganda
|Self Help Africa began working in Uganda in the late 1990's, initially on a three year pilot project in Asamuk, and latterly with area based projects in Amuria and Kamuli.|
A number of new area based projects have been started by the organisation in the country in recent times.