"We believe that long lasting solutions lie within communities. Therefore, we work with communities to create permanent and sustainable solutions"
Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world, more than half of its population lives in poverty without reliable access to food. In the fight against hunger, agriculture plays a critical role. However, the subsistence agriculture that is widespread applied by farmers, makes them extremely vulnerable to the increasing droughts in the country. At UCF we aim to transform the subsistence agriculture to a more sustainable one.
The relevance of sustainable agriculture will only increase in the coming years. Climate change will continue to have an impact on agricultural productivity and stability. In the face of this uncertainty, small producers in Kibuku District are mostly dependent upon rice growing. UCF aims to teach these farmers innovative farm techniques that will help them become more sustainable and self-reliant. This way they are less dependent upon rice farming and are able to transform to a more sustainable way of farming.
UCF envisions a future where households in Kibuku district (Uganda) have transformed from dependence on subsistance farming to acquisition of new skills that faster self-reliant rural development.
The programme is working on realising this vision by developing and promoting farming technologies and practies for sustainable food security at intra- and household level, such as bee-keeping and sunflower gardening. All of the applied practices are integrated into a circular farming system.
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