Self Help Africa’s Uganda Seed Enterprise Development Project is an initiative to the development of the local seed sector to improve productivity for small-scale farmers in four districts.
The Seed Enterprise Development projects builds upon earlier rural development projects implemented by Self Help Africa in Kumi, Bukedea and Ngora districts of Uganda.
The aim of the Seed Enterprise Project is to support the development of local seed enterprise in four districts, so that up to 200,000 people living in the area can have convenient access at a community level to good quality seed and planting materials.
This will ultimately contribute to crop diversification, to higher yields, and to higher earnings both for the seed producing farmers, and also for local small-holding farm families who will have better, and timely access to quality seed to plant.
600 farmers will be initially involved in the project, which is being implemented by Self Help Africa in collaboration with Uganda’s National Research Organisation (NARO), farmers associations, local government departments and the National Agricultural Advisory Service of Uganda.
The project seeks to create an enabling environment for seed sector development in Uganda by seeking to influence policy and practice in the area.