Gorta-Self Help Africa has been implementing agriculture and rural development projects in Uganda for close to 20 years.
We work with and through local community-based organisations, government agencies, international NGOs, private sector partners and emerging social enterprises in Uganda.
These diverse partners all have huge potential in addressing
the country’s hunger and poverty. We believe that the most effective role that we can play is in facilitating partnerships that will bring them together to serve the needs of underdeveloped rural communities.
We aim to be a catalyst, developing collaborative approaches to meet specific local needs through effective, integrated and sustainable solutions.
In this way, initiatives can continue without our support and have the potential to grow. Our programmes link with the national agricultural strategies produced under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) Development Strategy and Investment Plan.
Full Name: Republic of Uganda
Population: 36.34 Million (UN Data, 2012)
Area: 241,038 SQ KM (93,065 SQ Miles)
Major Languages: English (Official), Swahili (Official), Luganda, Various Bantu Languages
Major Religions: Christianity, Islam
LOCAL SEED BUSINESS OUTSCALING
Eastern & South Western Regions
The project aims to establish 30 new local seed businesses and increase the uptake of quality seed by smallholder farmers through increased awareness of the economic benefits of using quality declared seed and strategic linkages with others in the seed sector.
AGRICULTURE AND MARKET SUPPORT FOR NORTH WEST UGANDA
Adjumani, Kiriyandongo & Masindi
The project supports the formation of farmer organisations to increase the production of maize and beans and helps to provide better access to markets.
MANZO YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECT (MAYEP)
Maracha, Nebbi & Zombo, West Nile
This project, designed with local partners AFARD, supports youth empowerment and economic development by building their capacity, knowledge and work-readiness skills.