|Self Help Africa is implementing five development programmes in Uganda - at Kayunga,Kumi, Bukedea and Amuru districts. |
The emphasis of work is on improving small-scale farming systems, support communities to access seed, promote rural enterprise, strengthen farmer knowledge, support rural households to adapt to climate change.
A major new project started in 2012 - Uganda Community Connection - sees Self Help Africa working in partnership with a range of other agencies on a project that is designed to improve livelihoods for close to 81,000 households across 18 districts, over the coming years.
Self Help Africa will focus on the food and nutrition and farmer knowledge systems, as a part of this work.
Self Help Africa has been working with small-holder farming communities in Uganda since the early 1990s.
|Uganda has gone through long periods of civil war and instability that caused extensive disruption to the country's entire farming system, leaving the majority of the population to rely in subsistence agriculture for ther survival.|
Latest figures available from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development show that 8.4 million people - 27% of the population, live in extreme poverty, and most of these are in rural areas. Although national poverty levels have fallen from 31% five years ago, this change reflects in large part improvements in living conditions and job opportunities for the country's urban populations.
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