Transforming Agriculture in the EAC
Lessions from the past 50 years and prospects for the future
During the period of three years (2011 – 2013) - all the five EAC Partner States have celebrated 50 years of independence. During this post-independence period, agriculture has remained the most dominant sector in the economies of all the five countries. Therefore, in mid-2011, the Trustees of Kilimo Trust initiated the process for organizing an international symposium with the aim of bringing together key stakeholders, experts and leaders from the EAC to critically assess what worked well; what did not work well and the lessons learned in agricultural development during the past 50 years.

More than 350 delegates (with women making 30%) from the EAC and beyond attended at least one of the five well integrated events. The events were: a Youth in Agriculture Workshop; a Technical Symposium; Specialist Seminars; a High Level Executive Roundtable; and an Exhibition.
Download the Symposium Highlights Report

About Kilimotrust

Our Vision
Broad-based wealth creation in EastAfrica through agriculture and agri-business development.

To catalyze the growth and competitiveness of strategic agricultural sectors for the benefit of a larger number of people in East Africa.

Is to make agricultural markets work better for the reduction of poverty and elimination of hunger.

Kilimo Trust is committed to supporting the people of East African Community (EAC) Region, to achieve market-based solutions to food and nutrition security. Therefore, the core business of the Trust is tosupport the transformation of food and nutrition security in the EAC Region away from high risk subsistence farming into lower risk trade-based systems.  

To facilitate this, the Trust is a coordinating HUB for regional markets development programs providing regional solutions to local problems in ways that enhance security of incomes, food, and nutrition in the region.

The ambition is to achieve a trade-based food security system in which all consumers including those who are in farming obtain most of the food they consume by purchasing food that is increasingly processed, stored and distributed to meet different needs and preferences.

Why is this important? Because, the very low levels of specialisation in the production of food commodities by smallholders within EAC, dominated by subsistence farming, encourage the production of food commodities in unsuitable agro-ecological zones, leading to perpetuation of hunger and poverty.
Download PDF

Latest News
Farmers Access Improved Bean Seed In Bulk, For The First Time
The Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) to Support Smallholders in Tanzania to Enhance Incomes and Wealth Creation

EIF Executive Secretary Visit
Over 30 Business Deals Sealed!
The Hand Hoe is the Enemy!

News Archive

KT Jobs

Connect With Us

Get in touch with us on social networks

Give Feedback

Our team is glad for your visit to our website please help us improve the service, follow the link:
Give Feedback


Plot 42 Princess Anne Drive
Bugolobi, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 312 264 980/1