our work


in uganda

uganda overview


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 clearly 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)
Capital: Kampala
Area: 241,038 SQ KM (93,065 SQ Miles)
Major Languages: English (Official), Swahili (Official), Luganda, Various Bantu Languages
Major Regions: Christianity, Islam

uganda projects


COMMUNITY CONNECTOR
15 districts throughout Northern and South-Western Uganda 
A project to reduce poverty and under-nutrition through livelihood interventions at the community/household level in 15 districts throughout North and South-Western Uganda.

PLANT CLINICS
Kayunga, Kumi, Bukedea, Ngora, Nwoya
To combat crop reduction caused by pests and diseases, we‘re working to establish community-level plant clinics helping farmers to detect these threats early.

CLIMATE ADAPTATION THROUGH BEEKEEPING
Kayunga, Kumi, Bukedea, Ngora, Nwoya
A project to encourage beekeeping as a means to combat environmental degradation, increase incomes, and boost food security.

SEED ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
Kayunga, Kumi, Bukedea, Ngora, Nwoya
This project works with seed grower associations to produce high quality seed on a commercial basis, improve access to superior varieties of maize, groundnuts and cassava.

WATER & LIVELIHOODS PHASE II
Rukungiri, Kanungu, Mitooma
In collaboration with LADA, this project aims to provide households in Rukungiri, Kanungu and Mitooma districts with increased access to clean and safe water.

INTEGRATED RURAL WATER SUPPLY & ENVIRONMENT SANITATION
Wakiso, Mityana & Mubende
This project aims to strengthen service delivery to marginalised, vulnerable and rural poor households, intensify awareness on basic environment sanitation and hygiene practices in schools and in rural communities and increase the coverage of clean and safe water.

ENHANCING SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTIVITY &
UTILISATION OF IRISH POTATO

Kigezi highlands, South Western Uganda
The goal of this project is to improve income security of targeted farming households in South-Western Uganda by promoting organised potato seed production.

PINEAPPLES & VALUE ADDITION
Kyenjojo
Our aim is to increase pineapple production of smallholders by 75%, improve post-harvest handling, provide access to credit, and link farmers to processors.

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
Zombo, Arua, Moyo, Yumbe (West Nile)
The overall aim of the project is to increase wealth and food security of smallholder households in the West Nile districts of Nebbi, Zombo, Arua, Yumbe and Moyo.

FRUIT, VALUE ADDITION & MARKETING
Mityana
A project aiming to increase farmers in Mubende District’s abilities to earn more income from fruit production, both fresh produce and planting material.

MANZO YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
Maracha, Nebbi & Zombo Districts
This project that has been designed with local partners AFARD, to support youth empowerment and economic development in the West Nile region.

POST-HARVEST INNOVATIONS FOR INCREASED
ACCESS TO SPECIALISED WARE POTATO MARKETS

Kapchorwa, Kween & Mbale
The project’s goal is to contribute to improved food security for RTB (roots, tubers and banana) producing communities, including both the producers and other stakeholders along the chain in the East African Community.


TO CONTACT US ABOUT OUR WORK IN uganda:


P.O BOX 34429,
Plot 44 Ministers’ Village,
Ntinda, Kampala,
Uganda
Tel. +256 414 286305
Email: uganda@selfhelpafrica.org