Enterprising Samada is a role model for other’s in her village in south-western UgandaRead More
Pineapple growers in Uganda are being supported to go organic, so that they will earn more from the sale of the fruit that they are growing.Read More
Married as teens, Evalyne and Tito have been working side by side on their farm for the past decade. Parents of four young children, supporting the family on a just a small parcel of land in rural Uganda hasn’t always been easy – yet they have managed, together.Read More
Ugandan farmer Flora Nyirangaba’s recent farming success is causing an unusual problem. Last year she harvested just five bags of rice, this year she estimates she will end up with at least 15 and now she has to come up with a creative way to store them.Read More
When experienced farmer Agnes Katushabe (53) volunteered her farm as a demonstration site to promote the production of healthy and nutritious food crops, she didn’t anticipate the added benefits she would get from the experience.Read More
Patrick Kakuru is looking forward to a time when the day no longer ends when the sun goes down.
Like 95% of rural Ugandans, he lives ‘off the grid’, with no access to mains electricity. However, support from a Self Help Africa project has made the future a little brighter.Read More
A club foot that makes it difficult to farm the steep mountain slopes of Bukimbiri district in Uganda is just one of the obstacles that 54-year old Emmanuel Ngororano has had to overcome in his life.
But he has succeeded in producing enough to keep his family fed, although he struggles to afford the ever-increasing costs of sending his children to school.Read More
Scovia and Gastone Ndisasirwa are amongst thousands of Ugandans whose lives are being transformed by a scheme supporting the development of fruit and vegetable gardens as a means of improving household nutrition.
Young parents of two girls, their garden now looks as if it could stock a supermarket vegetable counter – with cabbage, amaranthus, papaya and tomato growing alongside pumpkin and other produce.Read More
Just as mobile telephones have revolutionised the ways we communicate, phone technology is also playing a vital role in transforming the lives of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. For them, the ability to check market prices, or find out at the touch of a button about plant diseases, or when they should sow, is bridging an information gap that has hindered productivity in rural Africa, for generations.Read More
As the leader of of a farmer’s group, 50-year-old potato farmer Fulumina has a lot to be proud about. Despite this achievement, what she is most proud of is her daughter, Grace.Read More